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Lady Bird Society

Portrait of Mrs Johnson with wildflowers

The Lady Bird Society is a growing circle of individuals and companies dedicated to continuing the vision of Lady Bird Johnson and the mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Society members sustain the work of the Wildflower Center by pledging unrestricted annual gifts at one of four levels for three years or more, providing a stable source of funding for key programs and services. Members of the Lady Bird Johnson Society receive exclusive benefits including invitations to special events and recognition in Wildflower Center publications. As of December 22, 2012, there will be no more founding members, but we would love for you to become a member.

Founding Members:

Joseph E. Batson, Jr.
Chris and Bill Caudill
Rosanette S. Cullen
Tara Eastland
Jeffrey Howell
Carole Bond Jordan
Wendy and Mavis Kelsey
Carolyn and Jack Long
Diana T. MacArthur
Ann H. Moore


Alan Nicholson
Susan Rieff
Brian Shivers
Alexander and Irene Shoghi
Ellen and Buddy Temple
Nancy Thomas
Saralee Tiede
James Truchard
Deacon and Piper Turner
Kenneth F. and Sibyl R. Wells

Members:

Carole and Ken Bailey
Susan G. Conway and John R. Howell
Regan and Billy Gammon
Kay and Tom Neslage
Ellen Petersen

All members of the Lady Bird Society receive the core benefits of a Sunflower Level membership:
  • A complimentary subscription to Wildflower magazine
  • A complimentary subscription to the Wildflower Wire, our email newsletter
  • A 10 percent discount at our store
  • Discounts from Wildflower Center Associate Nurseries and landscaping professionals nationwide
  • Reciprocal privileges at over 300 of North America's top gardens
  • Free admission to the Wildflower Center year-round and free admission for six additional guests on each visit
  • Early admission and discounts at our bi-annual plant sales
  • Discounts on educational programs
  • Two free wristbands to the annual Gardens on Tour event ($50 value)
  • A Family Level membership to give as a gift

In addition, Lady Bird Society members receive special benefits depending on their giving level:

Bluebonnet Circle - $2,500 per year for 3 years

  • 2 free tickets to the Wildflower Gala each year
  • Free admission to special events including the Artist's Reception the night before the Gala, a fall reception, art openings and book signings
  • Access to a VIP room with refreshments during the Spring and Fall plant sales
  • Email updates from the Executive Director

Redbud Circle - $5,000 per year for 3 years

  • Free 10 seat table at the Wildflower Gala each year
  • Free admission to special events including the Artist's Reception the night before the Gala, a fall reception, art openings and book signings
  • Access to a VIP room with refreshments during the Spring and Fall plant sales
  • Email updates from the Executive Director
  • Concierge service at the plant sales and from the gift store – call us with your order and we will assemble it for you to pick up or we'll ship it (live plants can't be shipped)

Cedar Elm Circle - $10,000 per year for 3 years

  • Free 12 seat table at the Wildflower Gala each year
  • Free admission to special events including the Artist's Reception the night before the Gala, a fall reception, art openings and book signings
  • Invitation to a pre-Gala VIP reception
  • Access to a VIP room with refreshments during the Spring and Fall plant sales
  • Email updates from the Executive Director
  • Quarterly program update from the program area of your choice (Horticulture, Education, Conservation or Research)
  • Concierge service at the plant sales and from the gift store – call us with your order and we will assemble it for you to pick up or we'll ship it (live plants can't be shipped)

Live Oak Circle - $25,000 per year for 3 years

  • Free 12 seat table at the Wildflower Gala each year
  • Free admission to special events including the Artist's Reception the night before the Gala, a fall reception, art openings and book signings
  • Invitation to a pre-Gala VIP reception
  • Access to a VIP room with refreshments during the Spring and Fall plant sales
  • Email updates from the Executive Director
  • Quarterly program updates from the program area of your choice (Horticulture, Education, Conservation or Research)
  • Concierge service at the plant sales and from the gift store – call us with your order and we will assemble it for you to pick up or we'll ship it (shipping not available for plants)
  • One free vegetation survey on your property (within Texas) or one consultation on landscape design

The Wildflower Center is conscientious about how your funds are used and we don't want to provide benefits that you are not interested in receiving. For more information or to join the Lady Bird Society, contact Karen Affeld, Director of Development, at 512.232.0121.

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