Bayou Bend is the home museum of the MFAH, which deals with American decorative arts and paintings. The collection is on display in the former residence of Houston civil activist and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975) and is one of the world’s foremost collections of American furniture, silverware, pottery and paintings. The home is set in 14 acres of organically managed gardens in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood.
Bayou Bend is open all year round and welcomes thousands of tourists each year to join special tours and programs. With the Katie King Powell Library and Learning Center and other Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, as well as world-class education and rental spaces, Bayou Bend is in Houston’s arts and culture field Continuous development is a place of continuous development.
Hogg also appreciated the beauty of the area’s natural environment. She left some of the surrounding forests and created a less formal garden on the south side of the site.
During the construction of the palace, the ornamental garden managed by the historical muse Clio was created.
Path in the woods
The beauty of the local trees and bushes stands out against the formal garden surrounding the Bayeubend home.
Miss Hogg created an open “room” that separated the garden from the natural forest by Yapong’s evergreen fence. Diana Garden is an example of classic simplicity.
Euterpe, the musical muse, symbolizes one of Miss Hog’s greatest loves. I chose the exact location of this statue because there are two fantastic trees in front of the house, Robley Pine and American Sycamore.
The garden was built on the site of Hurricane Kara in 1961 and features images of ancient carousel seats.
The East Garden is an example of the integration of Bayeubend’s houses and gardens, which extends the east facade of the house into the landscape.
The butterfly garden is located in the hotel’s wood, creating an interesting atmosphere. Miss Hogg first planted purple and yellow violets, but a few years later she switched to a bright palette of boxwood edging and evergreen dwarf rhododendrons.
The quiet and private white garden is surrounded by a valley, where many white flowers and plants are planted.