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Press Releases

The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez


April 10, 2014 Native Plant Symposium April 26
The Wildflower Center and Native Plant Society of Texas offer a public symposium that highlights sustainable gardening practices for homeowners.
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April 8, 2014 Family Garden Volunteer Planting
Horticulture staff from the Wildflower Center and volunteers who sign up will add plants April 17 around the Play Lawn of the new Luci and Ian Family Garden.
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April 1, 2014 Spring Plant Sale April 12, 13
Enjoy nearly 300 native species for sale, guided tours, kids' activities and more April 12 and 13 at the Wildflower Center Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Festival.
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March 7, 2014 Gala and Silent Art Auction May 2
The 2014 Wildflower Gala and Silent Art Auction honors Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin and many other donors to the Family Garden that bears their name.
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March 6, 2014 2014 Wildflower Forecast
Wildflower Center experts say that many areas in Texas should have great blooms, and a few already show the first stirrings of spring.
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March 3, 2014 Artists & Artisans Festival March 15, 16
Texas artists inspired by nature’s beauty will headline the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Artists & Artisans Festival the weekend of March 15 and 16.
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February 4, 2014 SITES Program Certifies Four Sustainable Landscapes
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program has certified landscapes at a federal courthouse in New Mexico, a Washington, D.C. elementary school, a campus plaza in Washington, D.C., and an urban plaza in Washington state.
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January 21, 2014 Tree Talk Winter Walk Jan. 25
Enjoy tree care tips, kids tree climbing and more while learning about Texas trees and shrubs for sale at free tree celebration Jan. 25.
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December 4, 2013 Luminations Dec. 14 and 15
Luminations, the Wildflower Center’s holiday gift to the community, offers two nights of live music, holiday trees and treats, and hugs from Frosty.
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November 15, 2013 New SITES Program Projects
The Sustainable Sites Initiative program has announced three new projects, including the first four star one, that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes.
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November 14, 2013 Wild Ideas Dec. 6-8
The Wildflower Center goes wild for the holidays with artists, artisans and special sales during Wild Ideas Shopping Event Dec. 6 through 8.
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November 12, 2013 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center/University of Texas Statement on the SITES™ v2 Rating System
The University of Texas’ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in collaboration with ASLA and the U.S. Botanic Garden, has completed the SITES™v2 Rating System. It cannot be released or implemented until the courts resolve issues created by an ASLA lawsuit
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November 7, 2013 First Family Garden Plantings
Wildflower Center horticulture staff and many volunteers will plant native plants to start the Nectar Garden of the Luci and Ian Family Garden now under construction.
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November 1, 2013 Warning System Test November 6
As part of emergency preparedness, the Wildflower Center will test a new warning system at 11:50 a.m. Nov 6.
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October 17, 2013 Habiturf Sod Licensed for Spring Sale
Wildflower Center licenses resource-saving turfgrass to Bladerunner Farms to develop sod available in spring 2014.
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