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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Peaceful. Lovely. Bring a book and clear your mind.

Lovely gardens and scenery. I sat and took in the serenity. Next time, I will bring a book and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
loved the gardens

was second choice in our plans for the day but it turned out to be one of our best choices, very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul R
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“ima hogg”(63 reviews)
“house tour”(21 reviews)
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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All reviews ima hogg house tour american furniture suspension bridge full bloom gardens are beautiful different periods american history museum of fine arts visitor center houston history self guided well worth the visit gift shop guided tour azaleas mansion
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like antique furniture, I recommend a visit to the house; if not don't bother. The house isn't all that special. The museum focuses on the furniture. . Otherwise stick to the gardens. They are fabulous. I plan to go back in the spring....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and scenery. I sat and took in the serenity. Next time, I will bring a book and unplug from the world. Great place for couples to take a stroll or take yourself and enjoy nature. I also went down to the museum and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was second choice in our plans for the day but it turned out to be one of our best choices, very relaxing and great help

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed November 3, 2018

By the description that we read on the internet, my husband really didn't want to go here, but I persuaded him that it was a nice way to spend the afternoon with a few other family members. We all agreed that it was great. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Myrna F
Reviewed October 30, 2018

A must for those interested in American Decorative Arts, this wonderful collection spans several hundred years. Like Winterthur, (Dupont was a rival collector) rooms are period and contain some truly rare and exceptional pieces.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chr_8
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank irmac213
Reviewed August 28, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank beau62
Reviewed August 3, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from irmac213 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs in my visit, but you might want to contact the Gardens directly. For safety reasons they might not, there is a bridge you have to cross and only one person at a time and no stopping on the bridge. It... More
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from 562joyw | 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.
December 16, 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