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Central Gardens

Our unique native plant gardens are designed to inspire, to educate and to demonstrate the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. The newest garden, the 4.5-acre Luci and Ian Family Garden, combines whimsical features by one of the nation’s leading landscape architects with dramatic native plantings.

Display Gardens

Pass through the gateway in the limestone wall to visit the Display Gardens. Here, 23 demonstration beds exhibit just a few of the infinite varieties, uses, and adaptations of plants native to Texas.

Display Gardens

Passing through the gateway of an impressive limestone wall, you find yourself in an al fresco foyer which opens onto the Display Gardens, the most extensive exhibit of native plants at the Wildflower Center.

Twenty-three separate theme beds demonstrate just a few of the infinite varieties, uses, and adaptations of plants native to the Texas Hill Country. The different beds - some of which change according to season and fancy - showcase many different types of native plants from delicate groundcovers to fearsome cacti.

The Display Gardens also demonstrate techniques - all well within the reach of the weekend gardener - for attracting butterflies, using water and rock features or protecting your plants from voracious deer.

A shady arbor runs both sides of the Display Gardens. Sturdy vines, including Texas Wisteria, Coral Honeysuckle, and Mustang Grape, have woven themselves throughout the arbor, providing respite from the strong Texas sun.

Audio Podcast

Listen to a description of the Display Gardens.


Audio para Ipod Display Gardens.

Plant Lists

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