Space is limited. Reservations encouraged.

Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

Join us for one of our exciting classes, programs or events

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Fortlandia

Daily, Oct. 8, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

Mom and child at Sprouts

Little Sprouts

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, 10 – 11 a.m.

A hardbound book with an unfinished wood cover and black and white stripped sting binding it.

Bookbinding

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Our current Fortlandia exhibition ends at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with even more new, locally-designed forts. Don't forget to vote for your favorite while you're visiting! Link in bio to learn more about Fortlandia and plan your adventure.

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Take a closer look at this holly-looking shrub. Lead Horticulturist Amy Medley shows us an agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata). The berries have many purposes, making it is an important plant for our landscape and our kitchens. There's also Texas barberry (Mahonia swaseyi). Both shrubs look very similar from a distance, but the Texas barberry is actually much more rare! 

We're open daily - come see these evergreen plants and find creative inspiration for your own landscapes. Link in bio to plan your next visit to the Wildflower Center.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We are hiring to expand our conservation programs. If the idea of inspiring the conservation of native plants moves you, check out these two job postings: 

Conservation Collections Manager (Full Time)
Help protect rare plants across Texas! Lead the collection of new materials for our living collections and seedbank, work with staff to develop and manage a living collections database, and collaborate with partner organizations to develop new conservation programs.

Seed Bank Coordinator (Full Time)
Seeking an outgoing, organized conservationist to help establish our brand new Texas Plant Conservation Alliance, inventory and expand our existing seed collections, and assist with fieldwork. 

Link in bio to apply now! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The new year is still young, and we're here to support your self-care resolutions. Pop into our Gift Store for a curated collection of foot creams, hand lotions, bath soaks and more! Proceeds help us continue inspiring the conservation of native plants. Our Gift Store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Only one week left to explore Fortlandia! Visit one last time before the exhibition leaves the Family Garden at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with a brand new lineup of locally-designed forts. 

We're hosting an info session for aspiring Fortlandia designers, artists and architects this Friday, Jan. 27 - link in bio to RSVP. 

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The Wildflower Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10, for site improvements (NOTE: Field of Light will be open regular hours on Friday, Feb. 10). Find info on hours and more on our website (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Just announced: Field of Light will offer discounted tickets to guests aged 65 and over with valid ID beginning today. This offer is valid every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February. Link in bio to get tickets. 

PHOTO: Roger Ho (@rohofoto) #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #FieldofLight
Our current Fortlandia exhibition ends at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with even more new, locally-designed forts. Don't forget to vote for your favorite while you're visiting! Link in bio to learn more about Fortlandia and plan your adventure.

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Take a closer look at this holly-looking shrub. Lead Horticulturist Amy Medley shows us an agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata). The berries have many purposes, making it is an important plant for our landscape and our kitchens. There's also Texas barberry (Mahonia swaseyi). Both shrubs look very similar from a distance, but the Texas barberry is actually much more rare! 

We're open daily - come see these evergreen plants and find creative inspiration for your own landscapes. Link in bio to plan your next visit to the Wildflower Center.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We are hiring to expand our conservation programs. If the idea of inspiring the conservation of native plants moves you, check out these two job postings: 

Conservation Collections Manager (Full Time)
Help protect rare plants across Texas! Lead the collection of new materials for our living collections and seedbank, work with staff to develop and manage a living collections database, and collaborate with partner organizations to develop new conservation programs.

Seed Bank Coordinator (Full Time)
Seeking an outgoing, organized conservationist to help establish our brand new Texas Plant Conservation Alliance, inventory and expand our existing seed collections, and assist with fieldwork. 

Link in bio to apply now! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The new year is still young, and we're here to support your self-care resolutions. Pop into our Gift Store for a curated collection of foot creams, hand lotions, bath soaks and more! Proceeds help us continue inspiring the conservation of native plants. Our Gift Store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Only one week left to explore Fortlandia! Visit one last time before the exhibition leaves the Family Garden at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with a brand new lineup of locally-designed forts. 

We're hosting an info session for aspiring Fortlandia designers, artists and architects this Friday, Jan. 27 - link in bio to RSVP. 

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The Wildflower Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10, for site improvements (NOTE: Field of Light will be open regular hours on Friday, Feb. 10). Find info on hours and more on our website (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Just announced: Field of Light will offer discounted tickets to guests aged 65 and over with valid ID beginning today. This offer is valid every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February. Link in bio to get tickets. 

PHOTO: Roger Ho (@rohofoto) #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #FieldofLight

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