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Golf course to garden: Houston's botanical developmentGolf course to garden: Houston's botanical developmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=194332018-04-01T05:00:00Z2018-04-01T16:00:00Z

​​​The nonprofit Houston Botanic Garden raised more than $21 million to lease the 120-acre Glenbrook Park Golf Course, located along Sims Bayou southeast of downtown.HOUSTON – Houston will soon transform a city-owned golf course into a new botanical garden. 

The nonprofit Houston Botanic Garden raised more than $21 million to lease the 120-acre Glenbrook Park Golf Course, located along Sims Bayou southeast of downtown. 

The city itself is putting $50 million toward the garden’s development. 

The first phase of construction will begin in 2019, and the garden will open to visitors in 2020. 

The golf course will close April 1, 2018, so the garden can remodel the clubhouse into an educational facility by the summer of 2019. 

Also starting in April, Trees for Houston will install a tree farm. 

Houston is one of only two major U.S. cities that doesn’t have its own botanical garden, the other being San Jose.​

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