Friday, November 04, 2011

A Visit to Shangri La...

The Galveston Garden Club Presents...
Ms. Holly Hanson, Volunteer Coordinator
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center - Orange, TX
Thursday November 10, 2011

Since the publication of the book Lost Horizon in 1933, the term “Shangri La” has represented a place of beauty, peace and enlightenment. In Orange, Texas, a modern Shangri La has been recreated using contemporary landscape innovations, with a focus on sustainability.

Nestled within 252 acres in the heart of Orange, Texas, the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center strives to improve and enrich the quality of life in Southeast Texas and encourage and assist education. The unique ecosystem of Shangri La presents an ideal opportunity to further that mission as well as carry on the vision of H.J Lutcher Stark, the man who originally developed it more than 60 years ago.

The formal Botanical Gardens contain more than 300 plant species in five formal “rooms” as well as four sculpture “rooms.” Adjacent to the Botanical Gardens is a bird blind which allows visitors to observe nesting birds in Shangri La’s heronry.

Come hear more about this Paradise in Southeast Texas...

Remember - you don’t have to be a GGC member to attend! HOWEVER - we do ask that you RSVP to help us plan ahead for adequate seating and refreshments. Just drop us an email at with the number of people that will be attending.

Of course - all of our meetings take place at the historic 1847 Powhatan House, located at 3427 Avenue O in Galveston.

Activities kick off at 5:00 pm with a brief social gathering - followed by the program around 6:00. So plan on coming early to enjoy a cool beverage, in our grand home, prior to the start of the program.

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1 comment:

David said...

Looks fabulous. In my ongoing pursuit of visiting every botanical garden in Texas, this one is up at the top of my list.
Have a fun meeting!
David/ :-)