Houston Gardens just got a new walking trail thanks to an Eagle Scout Project that was implemented this past Saturday March 26th, by Boy Scout Troop 247.  Eagle Scout Kevin Madden supervised his troop as they put in a mulch walking trail to increase access for visitors to the grassland area on the Houston Gardens Property.  The Boy Scouts have a long history and connection to Houston Gardens, ever since its inception in 1974 when the Assistance League and Phylabe HouIMG_2179 (002)ston first started developing the property into a natural area and botanical retreat for area residents.  Over the years Local Troop 13 has completed several service projects including building the bridges and several of the original trails leading through the different ecosystems, hauling large rocks to build the stream that moves throughout the property, weeding and planting many of the trees on the property, including transplanting some from the mountains nearby. It is estimated that Troop 13 volunteered over 3000 hours at the Gardens.  This trail is just the start of many exciting projects that are happening at Houston Gardens over the summer, including a new Audubon Habitat Garden.  Houston Gardens is Free and Open to the public and we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the unique landscape that has been created over the years.