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YOU HAVE THE POWER to enrich the lives of humans and animals alike by conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes. In times of exponential population growth and ecosystem change, the work of the Wildflower Center has never been more important or more relevant.

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Making an Impact - Centennial Gala  cones
Making an Impact - Centennial Gala  cones

Conserving Plants and Native Landscapes

We protect our ecological heritage by conserving nativeplants and landscapes.

  • › 1 million Texas native plant seeds saved
  • › 3,000 citizen scientists trained to fight invasive species
  • › 9 landscape restoration plans developed for national parks

Restoring and Creating Native Landscapes

By applying science to landscape design, we are improving the land’s ability to retain and filter water, conserve resources and support wildlife.

  • › 97,000 acres of land restored through Center projects
  • › Landscapes transformed in San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin
  • › 34 landscape projects certified by our Sustainable Sites Initiative® program
  • › 416 million gallons of water saved each year across the U.S. by SITES® projects

Demonstrating Ecological Heritage

Our gardens are a premier resource demonstratingthe ecological and floral heritage of Texas.

  • › 100,000 visitors annually
  • › 650 species of Texas plants featured in our gardens
  • › Texas’ largest native plant children’s garden, the Luci and Ian Family Garden
  • › 8,000 children tour each year

Spreading Knowledge

We teach the world about native plantsand healthy ecosystems.

  • › 4 million views of our online North America native plant guide
  • › 9,500 questions answered by Mr. Smarty Plants
  • › 8,000 native plants featured in our plant guide
Make A Difference

Your support will help us carry Mrs. Johnson's legacy and grow our impact into the future.

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