With the debut of the $5-million Family Adventure Garden in 2018, the city’s premier 38-acre green space just got a little livelier. Playscapes include the aptly named Tumble Hill and a shallow stream that invites splashing. Looking for a more serene experience? The lovely grounds include a sensory garden, a rose garden, a Japanese garden, and an herb garden. Interested in the culinary aspects of plants? Cooking classes are offered at the Goldsbury Foundation Pavilion. Outdoor areas highlight Texas landscapes, but the vast Lucile Halsell Conservatory complex replicates tropical and desert environments as well. The garden’s entryway, the Sullivan Carriage House—built in 1896 by Alfred Giles and later moved stone-by-stone from its original downtown site—houses a gift shop and Rosella at the Garden, a cafe offering salads, quiches, sandwiches, and outrageously rich desserts.