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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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2009

Gardens on Tour 2009

What:  Gardens on Tour 2009  

When:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, rain or shine 

Where:  Five private and public gardens and  the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX

Background: Join us Mother’s Day weekend for an exclusive look at some of Austin’s unique and exquisite native plant gardens and the Lower Colorado River Authority’s Redbud Center. The tour is self-guided and includes the celebrated gardens of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The private gardens show how wildflowers and native plants perform in varied settings, from country woodlands and hilly landscapes with spectacular water features to smaller, sophisticated urban gardens.  Rain or shine, visitors can enjoy beautiful gardens that showcase Texas native plants and demonstrate good gardening practices. Experts with plant lists will be on hand at each site to answer questions and provide information about each garden. Tour wristbands are available at the following area retailers and also at each site the day of:

  • Barton Springs Nursery, 3601 Bee Caves Rd.
  • Big Red Sun, 1102 E. Cesar Chavez
  • Plant Escape Gardens, 3507 South First St.
  • Pots and Plants, 5902 Bee Caves Rd.
  • Shoal Creek Nursery, 2710 Hancock Dr.
  • The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd.
  • Wildflower Center Store, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Sponsors:  KUT 90.5, Texas Highways, and the Austin American-Statesman are media sponsors.  Admission: Individual garden tickets for this Wildflower Center fundraiser may be purchased at each home the day of the event. The wristband that allows entry into all gardens is $25, and a ticket for each individual garden is $6. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge. For wristbands, maps, addresses and photographs, visit www.wildflower.org.  Information also at 512.232.0100.

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