Visitors enjoy antique shopping, bass fishing, birding, nature trails, golf, camping, scuba diving and even skydiving. Alvin also is part of The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Visit During the spring, Shimek Gardens is spectacular with more than 850 varieties of daylilies and roses. On C.R. 237 one mile west of the city. (281/331-4395). Visit Froberg Farms for homegrown fruits and vegetables. Visitors can pick their own items. Tours are available seasonally by request (281/585-3531 or Off Texas 6.