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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

September 30, 2014 Native Plant Sale Oct. 11-12
Enjoy nearly 300 native Texas species, guided walks and more at the Native Plant Sale Oct. 10 and 11, with a Members Preview sale Friday afternoon.
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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 Initiativeô (SITESô) 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 natureís beauty will headline the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerís 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 Initiativeô 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 Centerís 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 nationís 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 SITESô v2 Rating System
The University of Texasí Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in collaboration with ASLA and the U.S. Botanic Garden, has completed the SITESôv2 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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October16, 2013 University of Texas Statement on the Trademark for the Sustainable Sites Initiative
The University of Texas is disappointed that the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has chosen to file a lawsuit over the trademark for the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES).
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October 15, 2013 Goblins in the Garden Oct. 27
The Wildflower Center presents Goblins in the Garden, a Halloween celebration, from 4 to 7 p.m. the Sunday before Halloween week.
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October 1, 2013 National Landscape Research Award
Dr. Mark Simmons, who directs the Wildflower Center's Ecosystem Design Group, receives a national research award for developing a lawn option made of native grasses.
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September 17, 2013 Fall Plant Sale Oct. 5 and 6
The Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival provides hundreds of native Texas plant species during prime planting time.
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August 13, 2013 "Natural Patterns" Indoor Exhibit
Starting August 31, a multiple-artist exhibit of botanical lithographs, watercolors and sculptures will be displayed at the Wildflower Center.
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August 13, 2013 Eight Landscape Projects SITES Certified
The Sustainable Sites Initiative has announced eight new projects that have achieved certification under the nationís most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes.
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June 5, 2013 Summer Nature Nights Kick Off
For six Thursday nights starting June 13, the Wildflower Center offers admission-free evenings full of interactive fun and nature exploration.
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May 21, 2013 Nature-Inspired Abstract Watercolors
Jan Heaton provides transcendent watercolors in ďQuiet,Ē her new Wildflower Center exhibit that opens indoors June 1.
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May 11, 2013 Conservation Award to Lady Bird
The National Audubon Society honored Lady Bird Johnson with a Rachel Carson Special Memorial Tribute Award to recognize her environmental influence.
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May 1, 2013 Family Garden Dedication
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center celebrates the groundbreaking for the extraordinary Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Family Garden, a new family destination with more than a dozen interactive play features.
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May 1, 2013 Simmons Receives Environmental Award
Dr. Mark Simmons, director of research and consulting at the Wildflower Center, has been recognized for his significant impact on environmental awareness and policy by the state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
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May 1, 2013 Gardens on Tour May 11
The beauty and versatility of native plants and wildflowers will be on display the Saturday of Motherís Day weekend, when you can tour 5 exquisite private gardens and those at the Wildflower Center all day.
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April 16, 2013 A Wild Night Out May 2
ďA Wild Night Out: Wild About Art, Wild About WineĒ celebration at the Wildflower Center features talented artists, a chance to bid on art, wine tasting, local food and music.
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April 9, 2013 Gala and Silent Auction May 3
Join us at this year's Wildflower Gala and Silent Art Auction celebrating the Wildflower Centerís new garden features including the upcoming Family Garden.
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April 9, 2013 Second Wildflower Forecast Bodes Well
Some generous rain showers in recent months bode well for wildflowers that bloom in Texas from late April on, according to the Wildflower Center's senior botanist.
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April 3, 2013 Spring Plant Sale April 13, 14
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers its Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Festival among the beautiful, blooming gardens in April.
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March 19, 2013 Invasive Species Activities Honored
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of UT has received an outstanding achievement award from the National Invasive Species Council for its outreach and educational initiatives to address non-native species.
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March 5, 2013 Four More Sustainable Landscapes Certified
The Sustainable Sites Initiative led by the Wildflower Center and national partners has announced four new projects that have achieved certification under the nationís most comprehensive rating system for sustainable, built landscapes.
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February 28, 2013 Artists & Artisans Festival March 9 and 10
Three art exhibits open March 9 during the Wildflower Centerís Artists & Artisans Festival, in which 20-plus artists will sell their wares all weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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February 26, 2013 Spring Events, Extended Hours
Extended hours and special events for spring occur during Wildflower Daysô, the Wildflower Centerís season of blooms that starts March 11.
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February 20, 2013 Early Spring Wildflower Forecast
Early spring wildflowers may not be as plentiful as in 2012 in Texas, but intermittent winter rains will likely help those that grew and summer wildflowers to bloom.
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February 14, 2013 Environmental Award Nominees Sought
Nominations are sought for an environmental award in memory of Lady Bird Johnson by the Wildflower Center and LBJ Foundation, Library and School of Public Affairs.
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February 4, 2013 700,000 Pines Grown for Bastrop
The Wildflower Center has been selected by the Texas A&M Forest Service as the local grower of loblolly pines to restore wildfire-damaged Bastrop County.
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January 14, 2013 Free Tree Festival January 26
Enjoy tree care talks, tree climbing for kids, roasting marshmallows at a fire pit and more while learning about 76-plus species of native trees and shrubs for sale during free admission Tree Talk Winter Walk at the Wildflower Center.
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January 10, 2013 Free Admission in January
The Wildflower Center offers free admission throughout January as it unveils a new art exhibit and more.
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November 27, 2012 Luminations December 8 and 9
The Wildflower Center gardens will be ablaze with thousands of twinkle lights and luminarias the second weekend in December, with visitors enjoying eclectic holiday music, a puppet show and more at this food bank fundraiser.
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November 27, 2012 Lady Bird Stamp Ceremony Nov. 30
The US Postal Service will launch the Lady Bird Johnson Commemorative Stamp at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the university's Wildflower Center.
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November 16, 2012 Life-Saving Heart Device On Site
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center receives AED as part of Heart Hospital of Austin community program.
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November 8, 2012 Holiday Shopping Nov. 30-Dec. 3
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center goes wild for the holidays with artists, artisans and special sales during the 22nd Annual Wild Ideas Shopping Event.
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November 1, 2012 Wildflower Center Awards Conservation Grants
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center distributed $638,000 in conservation grants for federally endangered species to eight organizations supporting 5 Texas plants and animals.
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October 31, 2012 Lady Bird Transportation Honor
Lady Bird Johnson was inducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor at a ceremony at the Wildflower Center Oct. 17.
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October 22, 2012 Stamp Dedication Ceremony Nov. 30
At 11 a.m. on Nov.30, the Postal Service will dedicate the Lady Bird Johnson souvenir stamps sheet at a free Wildflower Center ceremony.
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October 17, 2012 Goblins in the Garden Oct. 28
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of UT presents Goblins in the Garden, a Halloween celebration on Oct. 28.
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October 4, 2012 October Butterfly Garden Events
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of UT celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Ann and O.J. Weber Butterfly Garden with special October events.
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October 2, 2012 Fall Plant Sale Oct. 13, 14
The Wildflower Centerís Fall Plant Sale Oct. 13 and 14 highlights trees during the best time for planting in Central Texas and boasts more than 300 native plant species.
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September 26, 2012 Public Comment,Sustainable Landscape Credits
The Sustainable Sites Initiativeô (SITESô) invites public comment on proposed revisions to the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009, the most comprehensive set of voluntary, national guidelines for sustainable landscapes.
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September 17, 2012 Eight Landscape Projects Certified
The Sustainable Sites Initiativeô has announced eight projects that have achieved certification under the nationís most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes as part of a two-year pilot program.
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August 21, 2012 Lady Bird's Lake Exhibit Sept.1
An exhibit of photos, paintings and more opens Labor Day weekend at the Wildflower Center in honor of the work of Lady Bird Johnson and others to develop the trail along Lady Bird Lake.
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August 1, 2012 New Lady Bird Stamp Announced
The U.S. Postal Service will mark the centennial of Lady Bird Johnson's birth by releasing a new stamp in her honor this December.
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July 19, 2012 Free Tribute Day July 29
The Wildflower Center will celebrate its founder during the centennial of her birth July 29 with free admission, a new Lady Bird exhibit, a display of 50 pens LBJ used to sign significant environmental laws and family-friendly events.
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June 29, 2012 Updated Homeowner Website On Sustainable Landscaping Released

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June 13, 2012 Free Pest Detection Workshops
A $74,000 renewal grant to the Wildflower Center will allow more Texans to take free workshops starting June 16 on identifying foreign insects and other invaders.
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June 5, 2012 Summer Nature Nights
The Wildflower Centerís fun, interactive Nature Nights kick off June 21 with butterflies and free admission that day and night.
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May 22, 2012 Origami Exhibit Unveiled June 2
Starting June 2, a world-renowned origami artist exhibits 30-plus sculptures indoors at the Wildflower Center.
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May 22, 2012 New Plant Conservation Manager
A botanist with 13 years of resource conservation experience has joined the Wildflower Center to manage plant conservation programs.
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May 9, 2012 Texas Arboretum Opens May 19
The 16-acre Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum will open at the Wildflower Center to highlight native Texas trees.
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May 2, 2012 Gardens on Tour May 12
The beauty and versatility of native plants will be displayed Motherís Day weekend at the Wildflower Center's Gardens On Tour, when exquisite Austin gardens are showcased Saturday only.
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April 30, 2012 LBJ, Lady Bird Memorabilia Auction
Presidential memorabilia, gifts and personal items that belonged to Lyndon Baines and Lady Bird Johnson will be auctioned in Dallas on May 12 for the benefit of the university's Wildflower Center.
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April 25, 2012 $1 Million For Family Garden
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin have donated $1 million to the university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to develop a Family Garden bearing their name.
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April 4, 2012 Spring Plant Sale
Drought-Tolerant and Rare Natives Among Plant Sale Offerings April 14 and 15
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April 3, 2012 Wild Night Out Art, Wine Event
ďA Wild Night Out" April 26 features art and artists, wine tasting, local food and music.
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March 21, 2012 2012 Centennial Gala
ďA Bouquet for Mrs. JĒ Centennial Gala and Silent Art Auction celebrates the founding of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the centennial of Lady Bird Johnsonís birth.
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March 15, 2012 Second Spring Wildflower Forecast
Recent showers mean a handsome show of Texas wildflowers in much of the state, but are encouraging the growth of less welcome plants as well, according to the senior botanist at the Wildflower Center.
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March 8, 2012 Giant Wildflowers, Nature Art Exhibits
Italian-trained sculptor Logan Stollenwerck debuts an outdoor exhibit of giant metal wildflowers at the Wildflower Center while Shou Ping shares her intimate, 3-D portraits of birds and other nature subjects indoors.
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February 29, 2012 Artists & Artisans Festival
Origami master headlines the Wildflower Centerís first spring event: Artists & Artisans Festival on March 17 and 18.
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February 29, 2012 Spring 2012 Event Season
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center celebrates the 2012 centennial of the birth of its founder by opening 16 new acres and holding special celebrations that start in mid-March.
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February 23, 2012 Spring 2012 Wildflower Season Benefits from Recent Rains
The Wildflower Center's senior botanist reports that timely rains last fall and this winter have benefited early spring wildflowers, which will likely put on a good show in parts of Texas.
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February 23, 2012 New Finance Director, Invasive Species Manager Named
A financial manager with 30 years of experience and an ecologist with research and educational outreach experience have joined the Wildflower Center staff.
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February 2, 2012 Sustainability Workshops for Professionals
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is offering spring workshops for professionals to learn how to develop sustainable built landscapes.
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February 1, 2012 Lady Bird Centennial Website Unveiled
A new website is available with Lady Bird Centennial Year information and events, developed in her honor by the Wildflower Center.
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January 25, 2012 First SITES Certified Landscape Projects Announced
The Sustainable Sites Initiative led by the Wildflower Center and its national partners announced the first projects to be certified by the most comprehensive national system for rating sustainable built landscapes.
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January 24, 2012 Tree Talk Winter Walk
Enjoy tree care talks, tree climbing for kids and more while learning about 90-plus beautiful native woody species for your yard during a free admission event at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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January 11, 2012 Composting Council Award
The U.S. Composting Council recognized the Sustainable Sites Initiative partners including the Wildflower Center with its H. Clark Gregory Award.
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January 10, 2012 Free Admission January with Art
New Art Exhibits Open During Free Admission Month at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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December 6, 2011 Luminations Dec. 10 and 11
The gardens of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will be ablaze with thousands of twinkle lights and luminarias the second weekend in December, with two canned goods as admissions.
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December 5, 2011 New Development Director at the Wildflower Center
Development expert with 20 years of nonprofit experience, Jesse Greendyk has recently advanced to become the development director of the Wildflower Center.
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November 30, 2011 Wild Ideas Shopping Event
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center goes wild for the holidays with artists, artisans and special sales Dec. 2 through Dec. 4.
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November 4, 2011 SITES Honored for Green Industry Contributions
The Sustainable Sites Initiative earned the 2011 Gold Medal Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to the green industry.
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November 3, 2011 2011 Photo Contest Exhibit
A national photo contest held by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is culminating with a November display of winner and runner-up photos.
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November 1, 2011 Invasive Plant and Pest Conference Nov. 8-10
Wildflower Center Hosts Statewide Invasive Plant and Pest Conference Nov. 8 to Nov. 10
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October 20, 2011 Goblins in the Garden Oct. 30
Trick or treat, hunt for owls and more at the Wildflower Center's Goblins in the Garden Event.
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October 12, 2011 Public Forums on Austin's Invasive Species Management Plan
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin hosts meetings Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 for public commentary and review of the City of Austinís Invasive Species Management Plan.
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October 11, 2011 Texas Native Plant Week Walk & Talk
Central Texans can gain free entry to the Wildflower Center for a garden walk and talk about native plants Thursday evening, Oct. 20, celebrating Texas Native Plant Week.
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October 10, 2011 Balcones Burner Bash
Balcones Burner Bash Oct. 22 is being organized by Balcones Recycling to raise funds for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to restore wildfire damaged landscapes in and around Bastrop County.
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October 4, 2011 Fall Plant Sale
More than 100 drought-tolerant plant species plus native lawn options, gardening tips will be showcased at Fall Plant Sale October 15 and 16.
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September 20, 2011 Green Roof Water-Handling Study
Dr. Mark Simmons from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has received a three-year, $88,000 grant to study the performance of vegetated roofs modified to function in hot, dry climates.
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September 6, 2011 Fallen Firefighters Commemoration
A remembrance ceremony and tree planting will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin to honor firefighters who died fighting Texas wildfires in 2011.
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August 24, 2011 Drought-Stricken Juniper Concerns
Texas drought sucks cedar trees dry, increasing wildfire risk and potentially deforesting landscapes
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August 24, 2011 Sculpture, Painting Exhibit
Renowned Texas sculptor Damian Priour exhibits his acclaimed glass and limestone evocations on the grounds, and emerging contemporary artist Darvin Jones displays paintings focused on color and light indoors.
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August 9, 2011 Bison Sightings on Grounds
An escaped buffalo is using the Wildflower Center's native landscaping as a temporary home.
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July 14, 2011 Lady Bird Tribute Day
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers a free admission Sunday July 24 to honor the environmental work of the centerís founder.
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June 28, 2011 New Sustainable Sites Director Named
A sustainable development expert has been chosen as the new director of the Sustainable Sites Initiativeô.
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June 28, 2011 Free Military Admission Begins
Tjhrough Labor Day, the Wildflower Center offers free admission to military personnel and 5 immediate family members
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June 22, 2011 Free Summer Nature Nights
The Wildflower Center offers free Thursday nature explorations starting June 30 thanks to H-E-B.
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June 1, 2011 Citizen Scientist Program's Success Highlighted
A program that harnesses volunteers throughout Texas to collect conservation data has been highlighted as a model citizen scientist program in the June issue of the journal Bioscience.
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May 26, 2011 Flowers Nature Painting Exhibit
Catherine Beatty Flowers presents her paintings on silk of Texas flora and fauna starting May 28.
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May 26, 2011 Mabrey Sculpture Exhibit
Marble, Limestone Sculpture Exhibit Debuts at Wildflower Center May 28
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May 17, 2011 Butterflies and moths Nature Night
The Wildflower Center presents Nature Night with butterflies and moths May 20 from 6-9 p.m.
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May 4, 2011 Wildflower Center Gala May 13
The Wildflower Center Green Gala & Silent Art Auction Friday, May 13, features special guest Mrs. Laura W. Bush.
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May 3, 2011 Gardens on Tour
Five private Austin gardens and the native plant gardens at the Wildflower Center will be showcased the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.
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May 3, 2011 National Public Gardens Day
In celebration of National Public Gardens Day, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin invites the Central Texas community to visit their grounds on Friday, May 6 for educational tours and activities.
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April 26, 2011 2011 Texas Arboretum Dedication
A dedication ceremony will be held April 30 in the developing Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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April 25, 2011 National Wildflower Week Photo Exhibits
The Wildflower Center provides a wildflower photo exhibit and more May 2-May 8 for National Wildflower Week.
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April 21, 2011 Native Lawn Performance Research
Lawn of Native Grasses Beats Traditional Lawn For Lushness, Weed Resistance, Researchers Say
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April 11, 2011 Wildflower Center Hosts Distance Learning Event for Students
The Wildflower Center hosts PollinatorLIVE, virtual lessons about pollination for middle-school students across the Americas.
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April 4, 2011 Spring, Summer Wildflower Forecast
Spotty sightings of Texas bluebonnets and other spring bloomers have been the norm this spring, with April rain hoped for to save the late spring and early summer season, said the Wildflower Centerís senior botanist.
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March 29, 2011 Spring Plant Sale & Festival
The Wildflower Center holds its Spring Plant Sale the second weekend of April while bluebonnets are blooming.
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March 15, 2011 Artists & Artisans
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerís Artists & Artisans Festival showcases the nature-inspired works of more than 20 American artists.
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March 8, 2011 Modest Spring Blooms Predicted
Little rain last fall in much of Texas means bluebonnets and other early spring wildflowers will not be as impressive as last yearís display, according to Wildflower Center expert.
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March 3, 2011 Center Establishes Sustainability Directory
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has unveiled an online tool for determining UT activities focused on sustainability.
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March 2, 2011 Spring Nature Nights
Astronomy and pollinators will be focus of family nature events on Fridays in upcoming months
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February 28, 2011 Expanded Hours and Spring Events
Enjoy an art festival, plant sale and more during peak wildflower season.
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February 15, 2011 Treaty Oak Clone in Center Arboretum
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will plant a genetically identical copy of Austinís famous Treaty Oak in the Centerís developing Texas Arboretum.
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February 14, 2011 New Education Manager Named
Alice Nance, former conservation program coordinator for the City of Austin, has been named education manager at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin.
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January 27, 2011 New Green Roof Study
The Wildflower Center studies improving water-handling capabilities of vegetated roofs.
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January 12, 2011 Tree Talk Winter Walk
Learn tree lore, purchase native trees and more at January 22 celebration
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December 2, 2010 Luminations holiday celebration
Luminations: The Wildflower Centerís gift to the community includes thousands of lights, holiday music and more
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November 17, 2010 Wild Ideas Shopping Event
The Wildflower Center goes wild for the holidays with artists, artisans and special sales during the 20th Annual Wild Ideas.
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October 21, 2010 Changes in Consulting and Sustainable Sites at the Wildflower Center
Dr. Steve Windhager will soon become president of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, with Dr. Mark Simmons overseeing the Wildflower Centerís on-site research and off-site consulting projects.
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October 19, 2010 Goblins in the Garden
El DŪa de los Muertos will be honored as part of this yearís Goblins in the Garden spectacular at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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October 19, 2010 Homeowner Landscaping Web Site
A new Web site developed by the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brings homeowners comprehensive advice on creating nature-friendly, sustainable landscapes.
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October 12, 2010 Texas Native Plant Week
Texans can help the stateís iconic landscapes this fall by participating in Texas Native Plant Week activities Oct. 18-24.
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October 5, 2010 Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival
Unusual and Drought-Tolerant Plants Among Options at Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival
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September 21, 2010 Fall Nature Nights
Enjoy low-cost nature explorations three Fridays this fall.
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August 24, 2010 Austin Invasives Management Plan Developed
At its meeting last Thursday, the Austin City Council approved up to $100,000 to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to oversee creation of a coordinated management plan for addressing invasive plants on city lands.
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August 18, 2010 Yard Show Exhibit
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center presents a quirky celebration of place with an exhibit of yard art by Austin ďCathedral of JunkĒ creator Vince Hannemann and other Texans.
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August 17, 2010 $1.4 Million to Create Texas Arboretum
A $1.4 million donation to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin will establish an arboretum to showcase the diversity and importance of Texasí trees.
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July 20, 2010 Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
Lady Birdís environmental legacy honored July 25.
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July 7, 2010 Online Homeowner Resources for Adding Native Plant Beds
With the City of Austin providing rebates for converting landscapes to beds of native plants, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers how to guides and other resources for homeowners considering environmentally friendly landscaping approaches.
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July 6, 2010 Snakes Start July Nature Night Topics at Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center comes to life this July during low-cost Nature Nights for families. Learn about the outdoors while you study local reptiles, bees, wildlife tracking and birds of prey.
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June 24, 2010 Green roof stormwater capacity studied
At its meeting yesterday, the Austin City Council approved $10,000 to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to study how much rainwater manufactured green roof products can capture.
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May 25, 2010 Sustainable Sites Pilot Projects Announced
The Sustainable Sites Initiative that the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center helps lead has selected pilot projects to test a national rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance.
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April 27, 2010 Gardens on Tour 2010
Join us Motherís Day weekend for an exclusive look at some of Austinís unique and exquisite native plant gardens that met the challenge and thrived despite Central Texas' weather extremes this spring and last year.
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April 19, 2010 Invasive Species Educational Site Enhanced
Texas' invasive species Web site debuts a user-friendly redesign that includes new interactive features enabling sightings to be reported to help stop the spread of invasive plants and animals.
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April 7, 2010 Spring Plant Sale
Rare native trees, drought-tolerant plants among offerings at the Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Festival April 10-11
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April 1, 2010 Spring Wildflower Season Takes Off
Cool spring temperatures have kept many wildflowers in check, but a spectacular display of bluebonnets and other native plants has begun as temperatures climb, said a University of Texas at Austin expert at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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March 5, 2010 Spring Art, Nature Exhibits
As Carolina jessamine and other wildflowers start blooming at the Wildflower Center, three spring exhibits begin in March.
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March 2, 2010 Spring Nature Nights
Back by popular demand, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin sponsors a night of celestial discovery for families as its first monthly Nature Night of the spring.
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February 24, 2010 State Wildflower Forecast
Widespread fall and winter rains should make for an excellent wildflower season in much of Texas, according to the Wildflower Center's Damon Waitt.
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February 18, 2010 Urban Art Fundraiser
The first ever Balcones Burner Bash, a unique urban art contest with an environmental theme, will occur March 6 at Balcones Recycling's downtown location to benefit the Wildflower Center.
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February 17, 2010 Events During Wildflower Days
March 15 is the start of this year's Wildflower Days, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerís spring season of events.
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January 12, 2010 Free Admission January Offers New Exhibits
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers free admission throughout January to its gardens, new visitors gallery exhibit, store and more.
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December 23, 2009
New Headstone Marks Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnsonís Grave
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December 4, 2009 Wild Ideas Shopping Event
Free Admission Holiday Shopping At Wildflower Center Wild Ideas Event
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November 11, 2009 LBJ Museum Plaza, Lady Bird Johnson Center Dedicated
The dedication of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Plaza and the Lady Bird Johnson Center at The University of Texas at Austin will be held Nov. 13 for invited guests.
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November 5, 2009 New Landscape Rating System Released
A partnership including the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center today released the nationís first rating system for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.
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November 3, 2009 Simmons Advises Clinton Climate Initiative
Dr. Mark Simmons, a restoration ecologist at The University of Texas at Austinís Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, has been invited to join the technical advisory group for the Clinton Climate Initiative.
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October 15, 2009 First Texas Native Plant Week Celebrated
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with the City of Austin, the office of state Rep. Donna Howard and the Native Plant Society of Texas to raise public awareness of the value and beauty of nativ
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October 15, 2009 Seed Bank Project Reaches Major Milestone
An international partnership of 54 countries led by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and including the Wildflower Center is celebrating a decade of work to set aside seeds for future generations from 10 percent of the worldís wild flowering species.
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September 30, 2009 Fall Plant Sale, Festival
The Wildflower Centerís Fall Plant Sale provides more than 300 species for the garden, including hard-to-find native options such as Texas madrone, scarlet pea ground cover, and claret cup and ladyís finger cacti.
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September 30, 2009 Center Experts on KLBJ Call-In Show
Tom Spencerís gardening show on KLBJ has become Wildflower Hour, with Center experts speaking every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
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September 18, 2009 Call For Sustainable Landscape Pilot Projects
Pilot Projects to Test First National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes
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August 4, 2009 Holidays at the Wildflower Center
These events are planned for the holiday season of 2009.
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July 8, 2009 Lady Bird Tribute Day
Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day to honor the environmental work of the centerís founder on July 26.
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June 25, 2009 Origami exhibit debuts
Natural Rhythm, an exhibit of Joan Sonís paper art, will appear on site from July 9 through early October.
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June 10, 2009 Sculpture Exhibit
A dozen new sculptures have been added to the Texas Society of Sculptors exhibit on site, which has been continued through August.
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June 10, 2009 Origami Exhibit in July
Joan Sonís exhibit of meditations on nature through paper will be available for visitorsí enjoyment starting on July 9.
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June 3, 2009 Students Medicinal Plant Workshops
Austin High School Students Learn Medicinal Value of Native Plants during Texas Shaman Workshops
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April 21, 2009 Gala and Silent Art Auction
Wildflower Center unveils its Wildflower Gala and Silent Art Auction with the theme of ďShades of Green: Elegant and Eco-Friendly," an event that will leave a small environmental footprint Ė without sacrificing its traditional appeal.
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April 28, 2009 Gardens on Tour 2009
Tour five private and public gardens and those of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center During Gardens on Tour 2009
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April 9, 2009 Wildflower Center Names New Development Director
A development expert with previous experience in this field at The University of Texas at Austin and Arizona State University has been named director of development at the universityís Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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April 7, 2009 Recent rains benefit spring wildflowers
Cooler-than-average temperatures and rain in recent weeks should help bluebonnet blooms last longer while boosting the flowering of late spring bloomers.
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April 2, 2009 Spanish Audio Content Expanded
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin has added four new audio tours to its Spanish-language information available on the Web and to those who visit the gardens.
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March 11, 2009 Wildflower Daysô
Wildflower Daysô, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerís spring season of events, begins March 16.
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March 4, 2009 Artists & Artisans Festival
The annual Artists & Artisans Festival March 21 and 22 showcases the work of more than 20 American artists in metal, painting,
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March 4, 2009 Teaching AISD Teachers
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will teach their native plant curriculum to the first group of hundreds of fourth grade Austin ISD teachers on Saturday, March 7 as part of a new instructional agreement.
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March 3, 2009 Astronomy Nature Night
Back by popular demand, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin sponsors a night of celestial discovery as its first monthly Nature Night of the spring on Friday, March 6.
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February 25, 2009 Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibit
The Texas Society of Sculptors exhibit debuts March 3 with an installment of 38 pieces.
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February 17, 2009 Spring 2009 Wildflower Forecast
Recent rains will help Engelmann daisy and some other wildflowers this season, but canít make up for sparse rain last fall in Central Texas, according to a University of Texas at Austin expert at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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January 27, 2009 $500,000 Urban Sustainability Grant
An interdisciplinary university team including Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center staff has received $500,000 from the University of Texas System to develop an integrated approach to address rapid urbanization, sustainability.
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January 15, 2009 Tree Talk Winter Walk
Explore the beauty, benefits and maintenance of native trees at the perfect time of year for planting and pruning during this free admission event at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin.
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January 6, 2009 Sustainability Classes Offered Through UT Informal Classes
A free class on how to garden to combat global warming and a new series of classes for the public about making sustainable landscape choices are among the 16 Go Native U options this spring from the Wildflower Center and Texas Union Informal Classes.
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November 10, 2008 Sustainable Landscape Guidelines Developed
The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership including the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, invites public comment today on a new report with the most comprehensive set of voluntary guidelines yet developed for sustainable landscapes.
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October 23, 2008 Goblins in the Garden
The Wildflower Center's annual Goblins in the Garden Halloween spectacular is Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m.
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October 16, 2008 Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival
The Wildflower Centerís Fall Plant Sale will provide about 300 species and thousands of plants to choose from.
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September 17, 2008 Spanish Celebration, Nature Night
At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's first Nature Night this fall, visitors will learn how native plants are used in their everyday lives in English or Spanish as part of a concurrent celebration of the centerís new Spanish language material.
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August 13, 2008 Waitt Joins Invasive Advisory Committee
Dr. Damon Waitt, the lead botanist at The University of Texas at Austinís Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, has been elected a member of the advisory committee for the National Invasive Species Council.
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July 28, 2008 Green Roof Capabilities Studied
The first study to compare the performance of different types of green roofs has been completed by The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and suggests that buyers shouldnít assume these roofs are created equal.
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July 15, 2008 Pollination Habits of Endangered Texas Rice Revealed to Help Its Preservation
A study led by the Wildflower Center has revealed that a type of wild rice that only grows in a small stretch of the San Marcos River is likely so rare because it plays the sexual reproduction game poorly.
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July 10, 2008 New Texas Organization to Combat Invasive Plants and Pests
Texas has joined more than 25 states with organizations established specifically to protect native species from invasive plants and pests.
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July 8, 2008 Weekly Nature Nights Return During July
Nature Nights at The University of Texas at Austinís Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers children and families an exciting opportunity to explore the animals, plants and ecology of Central Texas.
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July 2, 2008 Wildflower Center Free Admission Day July 11
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is offering a free admission day and free wildflower seed packets for all visitors to recognize the anniversary of Mrs. Johnsonís death.
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July 1, 2008 New Texas Organization to Combat Invasive Plants and Pests
Texas has joined more than 25 states with organizations established specifically to protect native species from invasive plants and pests.
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June 30, 2008 Using Fires to Limit Wildfire Damage
Supervised prescribed summer burns play a role in preventing wildfire damage.
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June 18, 2008 Wildflower Center Research Receives $100,000 Boost from AMD
AMD announced a $100,000 landscape restoration grant for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center during opening ceremonies Monday for AMDís new ďLone StarĒ campus in Austin.
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June 18, 2008 Landscape Structures Commits $200,000 to Sustainable Sites Initiative
Landscape Structures Inc., a premier manufacturer of commercial playground equipment based in Delano, Minn., has committed $200,000 to support the Sustainable Sites Initiative.
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June 3, 2008 Wildflower Center To Be Honored for Work on Green Landscapes
The Wildflower Center has been selected to receive the 2008 Olmsted Medal for contributions to landscape architecture from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
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May 14, 2008 Lady Bird Johnson Commemorated With National Exhibit at U.S. Botanic Garden
The First Lady whose beautification work in the nationís capital is in bloom today will be honored at the United States Botanic Garden in a free summer exhibit created by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
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May 13, 2008 L. Ray Watercolor Exhibit Debuts
More than 25 transparent watercolor paintings of butterflies by Texas artist L. Ray will be on display this summer at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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April 24, 2008 Wildflower Center Names New Development, Media Relations Directors
Terry Quinn, with more than 10 years professional fundraising expertise locally, and Barbra Rodriguez, with a decade of higher education media relations experience, have joined the universityís Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as development and m
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April 18, 2008 Texas Artistsí Sculptures Debut
The Wildflower Center features a spring exhibit of nature-inspired sculptures nestled throughout the Centerís grounds. Texas artists crafted the12 works from limestone, bronze and natural materials
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April 15, 2008 Wildflower Forecast #2
Mild temperatures and intermittent rains have helped many wildflowers this season, with pink evening primrose especially prominent along roadsides in Texas.
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April 1, 2008 Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Festival
The Wildflower Centerís Spring Plant Sale will provide nearly 300 species and thousands of plants to choose from April 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spring Plant & Gardening Festival.
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February 27, 2008 Wildflower Days™ Artists& Artisans Festival Kicks Off the Beginning of Wildflower Season
The annual Artists & Artisans Festival showcases the work of more than 20 American artists in metal, painting, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Find unique items such as bird houses made from mesquite, sculptured metal flowers and more.
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February 18, 2008 2008 Wildflower Forecast Is for Moderate Displays, With Added Rain Improving Conditions
An average display of wildflowers is expected this year in Central Texas because of sparse rains, although the situation could quickly improve, according to The University of Texas at Austin's expert at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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February 5, 2008 Bird Secrets at the Wildflower Center
Jeff Wells, author of the Birder's Conservation Handbook: North America's 100 Birds of Conservation Concern, will talk about his views on the state of birds and bird conservation in North America.
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January 18, 2008 Teaching the Teachers about Native Plants
National Parks professionals and Boys and Girls Clubs of America will gather at the Wildflower Center next week to study ways of connecting children to native plants and National Parks.
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January 17, 2008 Tree Talk Winter Walk- Get Wild and Woody
Tree Talk Winter Walk is the perfect time to learn about native trees and shrubs and find a few for your backyard. Experts are on hand to guide walks and give tips on landscape design and tree maintenance and there will be habitat hikes for children.
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January 14, 2008 2008 Wildflower Days
It will soon be time for those bluebonnet photos, and one of the best places to take them is at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center during the 2008 Wildflower Days.
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November 23, 2007 L. Ray Named Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerís Official Artist for Wildflower Days 2008
L.Rayís original painting will become part of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerís permanent art collection and will be prominently displayed for all to see.
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November 1, 2007 NEW REPORT BRINGS SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES MAINSTREAM
A report released today will help usher sustainable landscape design into mainstream use. Featuring over 200 recommendations for designing and building sustainable landscapes, the report is part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership between t
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October 23, 2007 Texas Invasive Plant Conference Seeks to Combat Growing Threat
The purpose of the conference is to inform and educate the public, land managers, researchers and others on the serious impact invasive plants have on biodiversity, native flora, fauna and natural ecosystems. Through presentations, panel discussions, wor
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October 5, 2007 Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival Offers Oak and Pecan Seedlings from the Texas White House
The Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival will have a limited, exclusive supply of live oak, red oak and pecan seedlings grown from the seeds collected from the beautiful trees at the LBJ Ranch National Historic Site in Stonewall, TX.
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May 23, 2007 Wildflower Center Researchers Describe How to Avoid the Environmental Risks of Limited Plant Selection in Landscape Design
Reliance by landscape designers on a small selection of often non-native plant species limits landscape design and poses significant environmental risk according to a recent report published by researchers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The
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May 9, 2007 The Austonian Helps Fund Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Green Roof Research Project
Second Congress Ltd. (Second Congress), developer of The Austonian luxury high-rise condominium project, announced today it is supporting the Green Roof Research Project underway at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Aus
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May 1, 2007 Meadows Foundation Awards $262,000 Grant To Create Standards for Sustainable Landscapes
The Meadows Foundation of Dallas has awarded the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin a $262,000 grant to aid its effort to create standards for sustainable landscapes in partnership with the American Society of Landsca
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April 24, 2007 Wildflower Center, Mithun Develop Tool to Combat Climate Change
Concern about climate change has prompted the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Mithun, a leading sustainable design company, to develop a web-based tool for calculating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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April 23, 2007 Descendant of Treaty Oak to be Planted at Wildflower Center During 118th Official State Arbor Day Celebration
The Texas Forest Service and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center are pleased to announce America's National Tree ďThe Oak,Ē will be the star attraction at the 118th Official State of Texas Arbor Day Celebration at the Wildflower Center 10 a.m., April
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April 17, 2007 Catellus to Announce Details of Wildflower Center Partnership, Unveil Plans for First Neighborhood Park
On Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m., Catellus Development Group, the master developer of Mueller, will announce details of a partnership with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for the development of Mueller's Southwest Greenway. In addition, represe
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April 6, 2007 Gardens on Tour 2007
Join us Mother's Day Weekend for an exclusive look at some of Austin's unique gardens. Take a self-guided tour of five private landscapes, an all-native green roof and the celebrated gardens of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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April 5, 2007 2007 Wildflower Forecast #2 - The Battle between Wildflowers and Invasive Plants
Wildflowers have had an impressive start this season. However, the same conditions that are beneficial to them can also promote invasive species. Along Austin's roadsides Rapistrum rugosum, an invasive, is competing for space among the native wildflowers.
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March 30, 2007 Big Daddy Long Legs Sculpture Makes its Debut at the Wildflower Center
David Rogers has been an artist in residence for the last few months at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, while completing his newest addition to his "BIG BUGS" exhibit, Big Daddy Long Legs.
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March 26, 2007 A.R. Valentien Botanicals Exhibit
The ďA.R. Valentien BotanicalsĒ exhibit is on loan from the San Diego Natural History Museum. The artist depicts the beauty and purity of native California plants with dazzling watercolors and lifelike illustrations.
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March 06, 2007 Wildflower Days Artists & Artisans Festival
The annual Artists & Artisans Festival showcases the work of more than 20 local artists. Find unique items such as birdbaths hand carved from natural volcanic rocks, sculptured metal flowers and hand blown glass jewelry. Stroll through our gardens and be
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February 12, 2007 2007 Wildflower Forecast - Heavy Rains Could Bring Impressive Wildflower Displays.
Above average rainfall in Central Texas could mean good things for wildflower displays and the many wildflower enthusiasts that enjoy them each spring.
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January 22, 2007 Wildflower Center Revamps Plant Information Network with Garden Planning in Mind
The Native Plant Information Network (NPIN), already one of the most comprehensive online resources for native plant information, is now much more useful to landscaping professionals and home gardeners, thanks to a total redesign introduced this month by
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November 20, 2006 Wildflower Center Receives Houston Endowment Grant for Houston Area Plant Conservation
Houston Endowment has awarded the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a three-year grant to collect and conserve seeds of native plants in the Houston and East Texas area.
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October 24, 2006 Held Over! David Rogers' BIG BUGS Exhibit Extended Until December 2
It's not too late to see the BIG BUGS exhibit at the Wildflower Center! The exhibit, originally scheduled to close November 4, has been held over by popular demand.
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October 24, 2006 Artisans, Artists and Ambiance! Shop Tax-Free at the Wildflower Center
The Wildflower Center's 16th Annual Holiday Shopping Event features local artists and artisans selling watercolors, jewelry, photography, pottery and herbal products as well as the unique gifts for all ages in the Wildflower Center Store.
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October 17, 2006 Public Hearing On Blue Hole Regional Park Set for November 6
The proposed master plan for the 129-acre Blue Hole Regional Park, developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center with guidance from the Blue Hole Stakeholder Group, will be presented to Wimberley citizens at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday, No
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October 12, 2006 Goblins in the Gardens - Halloween Festivities at the Wildflower Center
Spiders and giant insects! A haunted tower! It's all family fun at Goblins in the Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
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October 2, 2006 Holiday Lights in the Gardens -- Luminations at the Wildflower Center
Luminations at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a must-attend holiday family event: festivities in one of Central Texas' most beautiful locations.
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September 28, 2006 Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival Offers Help for Summer-Weary Gardeners
Did the hot summer wreck your garden? There's help coming from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin at the Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival.
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September 21, 2006 Fall Lecture Series is All About Insects
The Fall Lecture Series is an opportunity to learn about real insects and what they do for us.
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September 8, 2006 Fall Nature Nights Explore Bugs
With David Rogers' BIG BUGS on display, the theme for the fall series of Nature Nights is all about insects. Nature Nights are for the family--interactive explorations of animals, plants and ecology in Central Texas.
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September 5, 2006 Wildflower Center officially becomes part of The University of Texas at Austin
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is now officially a component of The University of Texas at Austin, with approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Committee on Strategic Planning on Sept. 5.
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August 3, 2006 Wildflower Center to Hold Conference On Conservation Development
The economics of conservation development will be the subject of a two-day conference Thursday and Friday, August 31 and September 1, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
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July 7, 2006 DAVID ROGERS' BIG BUGS exhibit grand opening.
DAVID ROGERS' BIG BUGS exhibit includes eight enormous sculptures of insects-a 1,200-pound praying mantis, a 7-foot assassin bug and the biggest spider you will ever see
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July 1, 2006 Nature Nights Are Back During July
Nature Nights are fun, interactive explorations of animals, plants and ecology in Central Texas. $1 admission, free to EcoExplorer members. Nature Nights is presented in cooperation with Texas Parks & Wildlife and is generously sponsored by 107.1 KGSR and
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April 26, 2006 Texas Discovery Gardens Joins the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Affiliate Program
These affiliate relationships help the Wildflower Center broaden its mission to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.
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April 1, 2006 A New Improved Texas Wildflower Guide, Updated by Wildflower Center Botanist
Some 22 years after it was first published, a revered field guide to Texas wildflowers, Texas Wildflowers by the late Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, has a new look and up-to-date information.
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June 19, 2006 Stakeholders Making Progress On Blue Hole Regional Park Master Plan
Guided by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center team, the stakeholders in the Blue Hole Regional Park process are well along on developing the direction and focus of the regional park.
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May 13, 2006 Gardens on Tour 2006 Presented by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
This self-guided tour will introduce gardening enthusiasts to five private gardens, plus the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
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June 20, 2006 University of Texas System Regents Authorize Union of The University of Texas at Austin, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The University of Texas Board of Regents today (June 20) authorized the execution of a Memorandum of Intent to make the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a component of The University of Texas at Austin.
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March 6, 2006 Wildflower Center will unveil outdoor sculpture installation by Austin Green Art
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin will present the opening of "Sculpture in the Wild," an outdoor exhibition of limestone sculptures to be showcased in the Center's newly created outdoor art gallery.
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March 2006 Wildflower Days 2006 Begin at the Wildflower Center
In addition to beautiful native blooms-bluebonnets, paintbrush and dozens of others-- the upcoming season includes an Artisans' Festival, a chance to stock up on hardy native plants and the better-than-ever Gardens on Tour.
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February 2006 2006 Wildflower Forecast
Lower than average rainfall in the fall of 2005 could mean a lower than usual wildflower display this spring for most of Travis County.
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February 22, 2006 Distinguished Lecturers Series: Plants that Changed the World
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center are sponsoring a Distinguished Lecturer series that looks at ordinary plants that have changed lives and created wealth, dominion and poverty.
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February 14, 2006 Ann and O.J. Weber Butterfly Garden
This garden, designed by Judy Walther of Environmental Survey Consulting, demonstrates the codependent relationship of plants and insects, and the critical role of pollinators in sustaining biodiversity.
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February 14, 2006 New Botanicals Exhibit Opens at the Wildflower Center
New Botanicals, a series of lyrical watercolor paintings by noted artist Mary Welborn opens Saturday, February 25, at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and continues through April 22.
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December 2, 2005 Wildflower Center Volunteers
In 2005, the Wildflower Center's 400 volunteers selflessly contributed 21,200 hours of their time to make Lady Bird's vision a reality
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October 24, 2005 Pulling Together Initiative
First statewide conference on invasive plant species convenes in Austin
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September 1, 2005 Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to donate Labor Day admissions proceeds to American Red Cross for disaster relief
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August 26, 2005 NASA teams with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Austin's Wildflower Center awarded grant to create a native plant landscape master plan at the Johnson Space Center in Houston
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August 5, 2005 Fabulous Fall Activities
A cornucopia of events waits visitors this autumn at the Wildflower Center
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July 28, 2005 Conservation Development Symposium
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center hosts the 4th annual Conservation Development Symposium on August 19, 2005
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May 14, 2005 Big Texas Wildflowers Exhibit by Malou Flato
Artist Malou Flato shows paintings in Big Texas Wildflowers exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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April 27, 2005 2005 Summer Family Workshops
Family-oriented activitites at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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April 19, 2005 Wildflower Center Announces New Affiliate Relationships
National and international organizations join forces to promote native plants
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April 4, 2005 Enjoy Nature Nights 2005 During Extended Summer Hours
Wildflower Center partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to present family fun with live animals for just $1 per person
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April 2, 2005 Annual Spring Gala Benefit and Art Auction coming May 6
Celebration under the stars features Hill Country art, silent auction
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March 31, 2005 Wildflower Center Launches New Study On Green Roof Building
Stratus property Starbucks in South Austin to serve as pilot project
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March 28, 2005 Wildflower Days In Full Bloom with Spring Plant Sale
Popular Annual Sale and Garden Festival Boasts More Than 23,000 Plants
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March 10, 2005 Native Plants magazine wins 2005 Dalton Pen Communication Award
Flagship publication of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center receives international recognition from Warwick Publishing
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February 28, 2005 Wildflower Days 2005 begin!
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center welcomes spring with its annual Wildflower Days season from March 14-April 25, 2005
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February 17, 2005 2005 Wildflower Forecast
Fall rain yields good display of wildflowers for Travis County, but Bluebonnets may suffer in some areas due to fungal infections
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January 11, 2005 Wildflower Center Partners with Texas Coffee Traders
Special "Bluebonnet Blend" coffee will benefit the environment
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December 13, 2004 Town Lake Tree Restoration
A joint effort of the Wildflower Center and the Town Lake Trail Foundation
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December 1, 2004 Tree Talk & Winter Walk
Learn about and purchase trees and shrubs on January 22, 2005. Free admission!
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November 11, 2004 January Free Admission Days
Visit the Wildflower Center free-of-charge during January, 2005
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October 5, 2004 Wildflower Center To Distribute Teresa Autumn Sage
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center signs agreement to serve as Texas propagator and distributor of patent-pending plant
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August 23, 2004 Annual Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival
Fall seeds bring spring wildflowers!
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June 2, 2004 New Executive Director
Susan K. Rieff assumes reins of leadership at Wildflower Center
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July 2004 Nature Nights
Cool down during extended hours and lowered admission every Thursday in July
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June-July 2004 Children's Summer Family Workshops
Join us for family-oriented summer activities in June and July
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June 5, 2004 National Trails Day Activities
Celebrate the Great Outdoors on Saturday, June 5, with Guided Walks and Talks
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March 29, 2004 2004 Wildflower Forecast
The bluebonnets are blooming - get those cameras ready!
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April 17-18, 2004 Spring Plant Sale and Garden Festival
Wildflower Days continues with largest selection of native plants in Central Texas
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March 27, 2004 Eric Carle Book Signing
World-renowned childrens author signs new book during only Texas visit in 2004
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Spring 2004 Wildflower Days 2004 Begin in March
Information on Wildflower Days 2004
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2004-2005 Wildflower Center Fact Sheet
General Fact Sheet
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2004-2005 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center BY THE NUMBERS
Numbers Fact Sheet
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2004-2005 Rainwater Harvesting at the Wildflower Center
Fact sheet on Rainwater Harvesting
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2004-2005 Nature Trails at the Wildflower Center
Fact sheet on Nature Trails
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January 2004 January Free Days
Free Admission to the Wildflower Center throughout January 2004
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October 18, 2003 Festival de las Plantas 2003
Free Fall Festival Celebration at Roy G. Guerrero Park
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Fall 2003 Wildflower Center, HK Insights Team Up
Partnership to produce home fragrance and personal care items
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