The 16-acre Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum is a classic arboretum featuring a diversity of Texas trees. A 1.07-mile looping path meanders through meadows of native grasses and wildflowers and connects visitors with groupings of trees. Major features include a collection of Texas oak species (Texas has the greatest diversity of oaks in the U.S.), the Hall of Texas Heroes (a collection of live oaks descended from famous oak trees across Texas) and the swings in the Cathedral Oaks. Opened in 2011, the arboretum is a "lifetime project" that serves as a resource for tree identification, field trips, outdoor classes and tree-related events.
Hall of Texas Heroes
Where Texas' past comes alive through the propagation of historically significant trees.
Welcome to the Hall of Texas Heroes where Texas history comes alive and the past is celebrated through the propagation of historically significant trees. Because of their iconic nature and long life, oak trees are often identified with historic places and events. The Wildflower Center is on a mission to collect acorns and grow the descendants of the historic trees of Texas. Since it will take several years to collect and grow these historic trees, we present an exhibit featuring the photography of Ralph Yznaga, who tells their stories in his book, Living Witness.
View Hall of Texas Heroes Collection in Native Plant Information Network.