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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 5, 2007

Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival Offers Oak and Pecan Seedlings from the Texas White House

A SPECIAL MEMORY OF LADY BIRD JOHNSON:  The Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival will have a limited, exclusive supply of live oak, red oak and pecan seedlings grown from the seeds collected from the beautiful trees at the LBJ Ranch  National Historic Site in Stonewall, TX.  Proceeds from the sale of these seedlings will go to construction of the new Arboretum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  In addition, the plant sale offers nearly 300 species of native plants to choose from and expert advice.  

WHEN:  Member Preview Sale:  Friday, October 12, 1 to 7 p.m.                  

    Public Sale: Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

WHERE:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 

WHAT:   Fall is the perfect time to add native plants and seeds to your garden. Our Wildflower Center experts will be available to help with gardening tips and the best plant selection advice for your garden. Enjoy guided walks and talks in our garden and plenty of fun activities in our Children's Little House for the kids. The festival will also include guest appearances by artists and authors. Acclaimed environmentalists J. David and Margaret Bamberger will speak at 10:30 a.m., Friday, in the auditorium, followed by a book signing for "Water From Stone" in the Wildflower Center store.  

This will be a great opportunity to recycle those unwanted plastic pots. Toss your 4 inch, 1 gallon and 5 gallon pots in our collection bin, located at the front entrance. 

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors & students, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for members and children under 5.  Media sponsors for the event include KLBJ News Radio 590 AM and 107.1 KGSR. For more visit www.wildflower.org or call 512.232.0100.

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