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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
512.232.0105
brodriguez@wildflower.org

August 28, 2014 New Mobile App to ID Invasives
A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive species statewide.
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August 7, 2014 Four New Landscapes Certified Sustainable
The Sustainable Sites Initiative program led by the Wildflower Center and national collaborators has certified four new landscapes, bringing to 34 the number certified nationally.
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July 16, 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
Join us as we honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all that she did to beautify our nation with a free admission day!
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June 4, 2014 Nature Nights Start June 12
For six Thursday evenings beginning June 12, the Wildflower Center will offer admission-free nights of family fun for all ages.
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June 24, 2014 Sustainable Landscape Rating System Available for Worldwide Use
The most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes, the SITES v2 Rating System, has been released by the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policym
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April 30, 2014 Family Garden Opening May 4
Children and families will bloom outside this spring as UT's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center unveils its new Luci and Ian Family Garden to the public Sunday, May 4.
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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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