Explore A Little-Known Arboretum In This Small Texas Country Town
By Katie Lawrence|Published November 29, 2023
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Believe it or not, one of the best botanical gardens in Texas is located in a town with a population of under 20,000. Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a world-class destination that delights visitors of all ages with its beautiful flowers, serene nature trails, thriving bird population, and annual holiday events.
Have you ever been to Shangri La? If so, do you think it’s one of the best botanical gardens in Texas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a nearby visitor center with a stunning boardwalk trail.
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