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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

September 29, 2015 Native Plant Sale Oct. 10-11
The Wildflower Center offers the largest selection of native trees, shrubs and plants during perfect planting time Oct. 10 and 11.
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July 14, 2015 Tribute Day July 26
The Wildflower Center honors its founder July 26 by offering free admission, activities and a memorabilia display of a Normal Rockwell portrait of her and more.
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July 3, 2015 Garden Excellence Award Received
The Wildflower Center received the 2015 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence for the Luci and Ian Family Garden last week from the American Public Gardens Association.
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June 10, 2015 Landscape Rating System Publicly Available
The most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes has become publicly available today
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June 4, 2015 Free Nature Nights Start June 11
For six Thursdays beginning June 11, the Wildflower Center will offer admission-free nights of family fun from 6-9 p.m.
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June 2, 2015 Texas Wildflowers License Plate Available
Texans can now display their wildflower pride while purchasing Texas Wildflowers specialty license plate in support of center.
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May 21, 2015 Turner Receives Lady Bird Environmental Award
Ted Turner receives the 2015 Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award tonight at a private ceremony in Austin.
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April 24, 2015 National Wildflower Week Fun May 4-10
National Wildflower Week will be celebrated May 4 - 10 at the Wildflower Center with guided walks in Central Texas and on-site, photo opps and fun.
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April 2, 2015 Spring Plant Sale April 11, 12
The Wildflower Centerís Native Plant Sale April 11 and 12 offers about 300 Texas plant species to choose from during prime planting season.
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March 31, 2015 12 Landscape Projects Certified Sustainable
The Sustainable Sites Initiative program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance.
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March 18, 2015 Fall, Winter Rains Will Bring Great Wildflower Displays in Much of Texas
While cool weather is delaying the wildflower season in parts of Texas, most areas should have great blooms, and some areas already have a great show started for spring.
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March 11, 2015 Spring Center Events March 16-May
The Wildflower Center opens daily March 16, and has Artists & Artisans Festival March 21-22 to start spring season.
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March 5, 2015 May 1 Wildflower Center Gala
Pollinate: the 2015 Wildflower Gala & Silent Art Auction celebrates the vital role bees, butterflies and other pollinators play in our lives the evening of May 1.
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March 3, 2015 Director Transitions to Architecture School
Susan Rieff,Wildflower Center Executive Director, will leave this position after 10 years on March 31 to join The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture as a senior research fellow.
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February 27, 2015 Lebermann Foundation Supports Research, Education Initiatives
The Lebermann Foundation commits $1.5 million for endowments on UT Austin's main campus and $250,000 for Wildflower Center research, education activities.
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