Begin your explorations of the Wildflower Center and the world of native plants in the stunning Visitors Gallery.
Begin your explorations of the Wildflower Center and the world of native plants in the stunning Visitors Gallery. An impressive edifice of stone, glass and wood, the Gallery faces the busy Courtyard on one side and looks over the bucolic Wildflower Meadow on the other. The size and design of the Gallery make it an ideal spot for parties and receptions. Downstairs, you'll find several classrooms and an excellent "worm's-eye view" of the restored Meadow.
The Courtyard serves as a visual centerpiece and hub of activity at the Wildflower Center. After entering the Center via the lush promenade that runs along the Aqueduct, you'll step through the Courtyard's northern arch and into a wide, warm, natural space centrally anchored by a deep, cool, sparkling spring. Designed to resemble the natural springs of the Texas Hill Country, we occasionally hear a bullfrog croaking among the grasses of the Spring in the early morning or evening. Just off the Courtyard's expansive breezeways lie the Visitors Gallery, the Auditorium, the Wildflower Cafe and The Store. Looming to the west is the Wildflower Center's famous Tower. As you pass from the Courtyard through its southern arch, you'll enter the first of many display gardens that are the Wildflower Center's raison d'etre.
The Visitors Gallery, Courtyard, and classrooms are available, like most of the Wildflower Center's facilities, for weddings, meetings, parties and other special occasions.
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