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Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden

Designed by Naud Burnett II, the 6.5-acre Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden features large, sweeping beds of seasonal flowers and plants.

The Color Garden is home to more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, which bloom lavishly in the spring along with daffodils and tulips. Summer brings a vibrant display of bananas and tapioca plants, while autumn ushers in brightly colored chrysanthemums.

The Waterwise display, donated by Region IV of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, provides a location for home gardeners to learn how to install and manage a low-water landscape. The Palmer Fern Dell serves as a shady respite within the Color Garden, boasting a collection of ferns, camellias, azaleas and many other shade loving perennials and shrubs.

The beloved peacock topiaries return in 2014 to spread their colorful petal tails in the Color Garden. The head of each of the 13-foot-tall birds incorporates real peacock feathers, and the tails will be replanted each season. The open bird tail spread is 65 feet wide and the closed bird tail spread is 35 feet wide. The body of the birds is made up of Liriope with 11,000 plants total.

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Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm