Bayou Bend Gardens is a serene oasis located off Memorial Drive of Houston. For five dollars, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the property’s majestic grounds. Tucked behind a Georgian style mansion lies a formal, manicured garden started by former owner, Mis Hogg in 1927. The rest of the 14-acre property is engulfed by serene woodland ravines composed of luscious native trees and shrubs. If you're there in early spring, don't miss Bayou Bend's spectacular display of vivid pink azaleas The estate is open year-round and holds many programs and events that includes family days, children’s art festivals, lecture series, and holiday celebrations.