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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Spring 2012 Event Season
February 29, 2012
What: Wildflower Days™, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s spring season of events.
When: Monday, March 12, through Thursday, May 31. The center grounds are open every day, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, Texas.
Background: 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 this spring. Our main gardens have hundreds of Texas bluebonnets prepping to put on a great show, and bluebonnets and Indian blanket will be among the offerings in surrounding meadows. Enjoy the peak of wildflower season at upcoming public events that include:
• Artists & Artisans Festival
, Saturday & Sunday, March 17 and 18—25 artists sell their wares in ceramics, wood, metal and more. Origami master Robert J. Lang demonstrates folding of a monumental piece Saturday at noon in advance of his summer exhibit on site.
• A Bouquet for Mrs. J
, Saturday, March 17 through Monday, May 28—sculptor Logan Stollenwerck exhibits giant metal wildflowers on the center’s grounds.
• Wildflower Gala
, Friday, April 27—the most fun – and most sustainable – garden party ever.
• National Wildflower Week
Photo Exhibit, Monday, May 7, through Sunday, May 13—Texas Highways and the Wildflower Center present a portfolio of wildflower photographs. Sponsored by Canon.
• Gardens on Tour
, Saturday, May 12—a tour of five private native plant gardens plus the beautiful landscapes at the Wildflower Center on Mother’s Day weekend.
• Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum
Opening, Saturday, May 19—come celebrate Texas trees at the new, 16-acre arboretum. Ceremonies begin with an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting, followed by refreshments, guided tours and more.
Information: For more information on events, call 512.232.0100 or visit http://www.wildflower.org. Additional centennial event information is available at http://www.ladybirdjohnson.org.
Daily admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors and students, $3 children, and free for members and children
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