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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Lovely gardens, historical house

I'm lucky to live fairly close to this bit of Houston history and can bring friends here to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Trails of Gardens by the Bayou

My family of 6 visited these gardens. The wooden bridge was scary but new experience. It was hot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katy, Texas
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Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of...more
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1 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007-7009
Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
+1 713-639-7750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm lucky to live fairly close to this bit of Houston history and can bring friends here to enjoy the gardens (my favorite part) when the weather is nice. Spring is best when the azaleas are in bloom! The pathways and various gardens throughout the...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 6 visited these gardens. The wooden bridge was scary but new experience. It was hot its like a forest yet gardens and trails are nice to walk. I just didn't like the mosquitos, if you visit take some mosquito repellent and you...More

Thank irmac213
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A well preserved display of furniture and art. The mid-summer is VERY hot to tour the garden and not much blooming but you can see the bones of the garden and there is some shade. You can do a quick tour or more in depth...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great way to see what life was like in the early houston days. Great look at the house as it was then. One of the best gardens in the city.

Thank beau62
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I was looking for something to do nearby while visiting family, and came across this lovely garden and museum in the center of Houston. The gardens are well designed and I found the explanation of why Ima Hogg created each one to be interesting as...More

Thank Jeannine S
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

You know how that saying goes: “You never explore your home town until your relatives/friends come to town”? Although I have lived in Houston for 13 years, I never knew that Bayou Bend was this hidden oasis until I left and returned to visit my...More

Thank Alikat30
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Neat tour of home and gardens. Classic furniture of the period in the amazing home. Nice little walk into the place across a suspended bridge. That alone was pretty neat! As I recall we paid $12.50 per adult and I thought that was very much...More

Thank Derek D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Walked through the gardens in early May. Beautiful, comfortable weather (72). The two-story home has furnishings from different periods in each room. Interesting for history buffs. Not necessarily the casual traveler, or with kids under 21 who find it boring.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A Gem donated to the city of Houston by Ima Hogg with her collection of various periods of Americana Furnishings. Also view her homes extensive gardens (also popular when the Azaleas are in bloom)

Thank genoacowboy
Reviewed 11 June 2018

It is a pleasant and beautiful garden. We paid military rate with the discount and it was still $16 per adult. We only got tickets to browse the gardens and its pathways and not go inside the mansion. Even though it was very charming and...More

1  Thank Joy B
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Sarah W
22 March 2017|
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Response from Joy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are many times brides have photos taken in the garden area. I am not sure about using the house. The gardens are beautiful and photographers use it often.
17 December 2016|
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Response from MFAH | Property representative |
Hello a_dragonfly, Most areas at Bayou Bend are accessible for wheelchairs and people with limited mobility, but we encourage calling ahead (713.639.7750) to inform the staff about any issues so arrangements can be planned... More