Admittance into the gardens is free of charge! All donations support our environmental education programs. We appreciate your continued support.



Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upon entering, please check-in with our wonderful volunteers!

Star and Crescent Moon Café (Temporarily Closed)

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Visit our Café page for more information!

Outpost Tour Departure Times (Temporarily Unavailable)

Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Launch times and availability change seasonally. Visit our Outpost Tour page to learn how you can board our pontoon watercraft for a guided tour on Adams Bayou!


Closed all major holidays and the last week of December.

The Stark Cultural Venues honors active duty military and their families by welcoming them at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and its partners, The W.H. Stark House and the Stark Museum of Art, throughout the year. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Shangri La and its partners participate in the Blue Star Program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families. Though admission is now free to the Gardens, participation in this program is still near and dear to our staff. Go to for more information.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is a program of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, a non-profit organization.

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