By making a gift to the Wildflower Center, you support not only our beautiful native plant gardens but also the many other ways that we carry forward Lady Bird Johnson’s vision. The Center’s work is national in scope, from cutting-edge research on green roofs and native turf grass to development of national standards for sustainable landscape design. Our scientific and educational programs make important contributions to plant conservation, restoration of degraded lands, ecological landscape design and the challenges of climate change. We are the premier national resource for information about native plants and landscapes and the nation’s leading voice promoting the environmental and economic benefits of native wildflowers and plants. And none of this would be possible without people like you. Here’s how you can help:
Make a gift to the Annual Fund and we will use your donation wherever it is needed most. These general gifts help us to maintain and operate the Center and to respond to urgent situations such as reforesting Bastrop County, Texas, after wildfires or rescuing endangered plant populations from development.
Designate your gift to support our research and consulting program. Your donation will support cutting-edge research on topics from grassland management and fire ecology to green roof technology and native turf grass mixes. Make an online donation or call 512-232-0138 to learn how you can adopt a research plot in our Hill Country Restoration Research Initiative for a gift of $1,500 per year. You’ll receive a certificate with a map showing your research plot and a report on the treatments applied (mowing, fire, none) and the results of the annual vegetation survey.
Support our plants and horticulture fund to help maintain the inspirational beauty of our native plant gardens. Make a gift online or call 512-232-0138 for information on sponsoring a spring photo spot or fall color garden for $500 - $1,000 per season. A small sign in the garden will honor your sponsorship.
Make a gift to the Luci and Ian Family Garden . This new 4.5-acre garden opening in May 2014 is the Center’s answer to what author Richard Louv has called Nature Deficit Disorder. The Family Garden’s large scale, diverse features and habitats, and the design of its exhibits will provide extraordinary opportunities for children of all ages to connect to the natural world. Gifts of $1,000 or more received by March 1, 2014 will be recognized on the donor wall.
Support our conservation programs and help preserve native plants for the future through seed banking and identification and control of invasive, non-native plants and insects. Make a gift online or call 512-232-0138 to participate in “plant parenthood” by adopting a species targeted for inclusion in our Texas Seed Bank. Help us preserve endangered species and keep common species common. You’ll receive a certificate of adoption featuring a photo of your chosen species and information about its range and natural history.(Hands holding seeds photo)
Make a gift through workplace giving. Wildflower Donor, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, is a member of EarthShare of Texas, which represents 70 local, state, national and international conservation organizations in payroll contribution campaigns throughout Texas. Federal and state employees and employees of many local governments, school districts and corporations can support the Wildflower Center through payroll contributions to Wildflower Donor, Inc.
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Make a gift, large or small. Together, we can ensure the survival of native plants and landscapes—and make Lady Bird proud.