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April 2018

April 19, 2018

Eco-Fest 2018: Blooms, Bugs, and Butterflies

Thursday, April 19, 2018 (10:30am - 3:30pm; Gardens open til 5pm)
Fun and learning for everyone! Revel in the beauty of spring & celebrate the Earth   Join us for this 3-day event to revel in the beauty of the garden and celebrate mother earth! Family friendly activities and games will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday culminating with a butterfly release…
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March 2018

March 25, 2018

Symphony at Shangri La

Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 5:00pm
The Symphony of Southeast Texas, directed by Maestro, Chelsea Tipton, returns to Shangri La Gardens at the peak of Scarecrow Festival once again to indulge patrons with a festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music. New this year, the program will feature a VOCALIST, Soprano soloist, Abigail Dueppen. Bring lawn…
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February 2018

February 24, 2018

23rd Annual Community Trash-Off

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 (8am-1pm)
Join us for the 23rd Annual Community Trash-Off presented by Invista. Cleaning stations are given to groups on a first-come, first-served basis. If there’s a certain station where your team would like to work, please let us know and register in advance! This event is supported by the City of Orange, Texas, and…
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September 2017

September 30, 2017

Up Close with Nature – Live animal display

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 (11am - 3pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a come-and-go live animal presentation called Up Close with Nature (March – October) from 11am – 3pm as our Wildlife Curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During this exciting & informative drop-by program, you…
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September 23, 2017

Container Gardening: Bringing the Garden to Your Porch

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 (10am - Noon)
Part of the Shangri La Lecture & Workshop Series! Join Cheryl Farmer, Shangri La Greenhouse Manager in the Shangri La Lab, for a creative container gardening workshop and plant your own ornamental plant combo! Learn how to choose the correct containers, potting mix and plants for your gardening success. The workshop…
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August 2017

August 26, 2017

Up Close with Nature – Live animal display

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 (11am - 3pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a come-and-go live animal presentation called Up Close with Nature (March – October) from 11am – 3pm as our Wildlife Curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During this exciting & informative drop-by program, you…
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August 16, 2017

Wild Wednesdays – Portable Plants (Class is Full)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30am)
Can’t contain yourself over container plants?!? Wild Wednesdays nature classes are designed for families to learn together outside. The sessions are engaging for visitors of all ages, even young children (ages 4-10) and may include hands-on activities, active games, nature walks, craft activities and more. House plants can do many things, including…
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August 9, 2017

Wild Wednesdays – Snail Tales (11am class)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (11am-Noon)
JUST ADDED!!! Due to popular demand, we have added an additional class for Snail Tales…. Pick up the pace with a shell-dweller Wild Wednesdays nature classes are designed for families to learn together outside. The sessions are engaging for visitors of all ages, even young children (ages 4-10) and may include hands-on…
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Wild Wednesdays – Snail Tales (9:30am class)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30am)
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Pick up the pace with a shell-dweller Wild Wednesdays nature classes are designed for families to learn together outside. The sessions are engaging for visitors of all ages, even young children (ages 4-10) and may include hands-on activities, active games, nature walks, craft activities and more. Bring the entire…
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August 2, 2017

Wild Wednesdays – Storytime Safari (11am class)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (11am-Noon)
THIS CLASS IS FULL. Think and wonder. Wonder and think. Wild Wednesdays nature classes are designed for families to learn together outside. The sessions are engaging for visitors of all ages, even young children (ages 4-10) and may include hands-on activities, active games, nature walks, craft activities and more. Dr. Seuss has…
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