In 1935 the River Oaks Garden Club held the first Garden Pilgrimage as it was called then. It's now the Azalea Trail. By 1945 the Azalea Trail's attendance was 10,000 people. In 2006 Houston was designated an “Azalea City”. What began as a means to educate the people of Houston about architecture, flower arranging and horticultural possibilities in the region has become the heralding symbol of spring in the city of Houston.
The Azalea Trail offers Houstonians an enjoyable weekend.