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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

May 13, 2006

Gardens on Tour 2006 Presented by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin, TX - On Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gardens on Tour 2006 Presented by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will offer participants an exclusive look at outstanding local gardens that include native plants in their designs. This self-guided, Mother's Day weekend tour will introduce gardening enthusiasts to five private gardens, plus the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Rain or shine, visitors will enjoy a "behind the gate" look at some of Austin's most notable and inspired garden designs. Docents, landscape designers, and gardeners will be on site at each home to answer questions and provide information about each garden.

Tour wristbands are available starting April 7 at the Wildflower Center and starting April 8 at select area retailers, including:

• Barton Springs Nursery, 3601 Bee Caves Rd
• Big Red Sun, 1102 East Cesar Chavez
• Northwest Hills, 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy
• Pots and Plants, 5902 Bee Caves Rd
• Shoal Creek Nursery, 2710 Hancock Dr
• The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd
• Wild Ideas: The Store, 4801 La Crosse Ave

Individual garden tickets may be purchased on-site 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.

The proceeds from this event will allow the Wildflower Center to offer a broader range of public programming for youth and families.

For more information on Gardens on Tour 2006 or additional information on the Center, call 512.232.0100 or visit www.wildflower.org.

Gardens on Tour 2006 is sponsored by KXAN, KUT, Texas Highways, and Majic 95.5.

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