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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
October 20, 2011

Goblins in the Garden Oct. 30

What: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin presents Goblins in the Garden, a Halloween celebration. 
When: Sunday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739. Directions at www.wildflower.org.
Background: There will be fun activities on the grounds and gardens for all ages to enjoy.
For the kids: Children can wear their spooky costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the center’s courtyard and explore the Not-So-Haunted Tower, where Botanica the Herbal Witch casts her magic plant spells. Families can follow clues for the ultimate prize in the Trail-of-Bones scavenger hunt throughout the day, enjoy face painting and balloon artists. A 5 p.m. puppet show and sing-along at with Christini and Scotty Roo occurs in the courtyard, with music by the Chalumeau Clarinet Quartet before and after. The Center’s education staff will provide Halloween arts and crafts and educational bat stations in the Visitors Gallery, as well as experts being on hand from Bat Conservation International. Collect a free treat at the store for children 12 and under.
For the family: Bring your camera and take memorable family snapshots in costume in our Pumpkin Patch while listening to flautist Arvis Green. Enjoy indoor and outdoor food and drink offerings from the Wildflower Center Café. From 7 to 7:30 p.m., take a stroll through the Center’s Woodland Trail during an Owl Prowl led by Travis Gallo on staff. 
At 7:30 p.m., join us for a free outdoor showing of “Little Shop of Horrors” in the meadow just outside the Visitors Gallery, courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow. Bring candy, blankets and chairs.  Free admission after 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for Center members and children under 5. Sponsored by 93.3 KGSR and H-E-B. For more information, visit http://www.wildflower.org/goblins/ or call 512.232.0100.

Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for Center members and children under 5. Sponsored by 93.3 KGSR and H-E-B. For more information, visit http://www.wildflower.org/goblins/ or call 512.232.0100.

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