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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

October 23, 2008

Goblins in the Garden

What: The annual Goblins in the Garden Halloween spectacular.

When: Oct. 26, 2008, from 4 to 7 P.M.

Where: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas

Background: The Wildflower Center's Halloween bash is a fun treat for all ages. Children can trick-or-treat in our safe Halloween courtyard and explore the Haunted tower, where the herbal witch, Botanica, will cast her spells. Families have many activities to choose from:  participating in arts and crafts in the mad scientist's laboratory, painting gourds, exploring the cave of doom, posing for a picture in the pumpkin patch, and getting their faces painted. Enjoy the scarecrows on the grounds, and the Trail of Bones into the Woodland Gardens. Free treats are available in the Store for children 12 and under.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for members and children under 5. 

Media sponsors include 107.1 KGSR and CW-Austin.

For more information, visit http://www.wildflower.org/ or call 512.232.0100

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