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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.

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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.

Plant List View Display Gardens collection in NPIN.