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Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Story Time

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

Wed 18

Story Time

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Thu 19

Get FIT Mini-Series

May 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Thu 19

Story Time

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat 21

Plein Air Drawing

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 24

Get FIT Mini-Series

May 24 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust 

Annie Donovan tied the knot in our gardens this spring, surrounded by wildflowers and people who make her happy. We are honored to host weddings and private events. Is there something you want to celebrate? See link in bio for venue details. 
 
From left to right: Nealy Mincher, Annie Donovan, Tenee Hart
Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) is also called Texas plume because of its feather-like appearance. If we didn’t know better, we’d guess this native plant had been plucked from the tail of a phoenix! 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Know an incoming 4th or 5th grader who was bummed to hear Camp Wildflower sold out? GREAT NEWS! We’ve reopened registration for that age group. There are only a few available spots, so snag one while you can via link in bio.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
BIG news! Field of Light, an immersive installation by @BruceMunroStudio, is coming to the Wildflower Center. 

Starting September 9, our 16-acre Arboretum will feature a stunning display of 28,000 subtly lit, solar-powered spheres that unite with the natural topography to showcase the intersection of art, technology and nature. Strolling through the installation is designed to inspire a sense of shared existence, and of being part of life’s essential pattern. 

Tickets for @FieldofLightAustin go on sale in July. Learn more via link in bio.

PHOTO: Field of Light at Sensorio by Serena Munro 

#FieldOfLightAustin, #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight #StayWild
Last call for Tuesday Twilights! Our springtime happy hour ends tomorrow, May 10, and it’s going out with a bang. Join us for live music by Ray Prim, local food trucks, cocktails and chill vibes. Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Deets for May 3: 
 
MUSIC - @rayprimdotcom 
FOOD - @coldcookiecompany, @tamale_addiction & @elxolotacosatx
DRINK - Tito’s & Cranberry by @titosvodka 
 
PHOTO: @alitexas 
 
#LadyBirdWildflowers #TuesdayTwilights
Happy Mother’s Day to you, yours and Mama Earth! 

PHOTO: Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) by @tdimenno 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
Much of Texas is experiencing some level of drought, but seeing these origami-esque blooms around town is a good sign. They’re called rain lilies (Cooperia pedunculata) because they tend to appear two or three days after it pours. Learn more via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
It’s the final weekend of our Spring Native Plant Sale and all remaining inventory is at least 25% off. Better bring a wagon! Entry is included with general garden admission. See link in bio for details. 

PHOTO: @alitexas 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8, and the Wildflower Center has a special celebration planned. Join us for performances by @tapestrysingers and @austinsymphonyorchestra’s string quartet. The best part? This event is included with regular garden admission and the late-spring flowers are really popping! Learn more and reserve a spot for you and yours via link in bio. 

PHOTO: Damian Vigouroux (@damivigo)
It’s National Wildflower Week and the firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella) in our Theme Gardens look like they’re celebrating! 

Which native plants are looking pretty in your neck of the woods? Use the hashtag #TexasWildflowers2022 for a chance to be featured on @TexasWildflowerWatch, a Wildflower Center-run Instagram account that gives you a real time report of what’s blooming across the state. 

PHOTO: Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella) by @tdimenno 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust 

Annie Donovan tied the knot in our gardens this spring, surrounded by wildflowers and people who make her happy. We are honored to host weddings and private events. Is there something you want to celebrate? See link in bio for venue details. 
 
From left to right: Nealy Mincher, Annie Donovan, Tenee Hart
Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) is also called Texas plume because of its feather-like appearance. If we didn’t know better, we’d guess this native plant had been plucked from the tail of a phoenix! 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Know an incoming 4th or 5th grader who was bummed to hear Camp Wildflower sold out? GREAT NEWS! We’ve reopened registration for that age group. There are only a few available spots, so snag one while you can via link in bio.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
BIG news! Field of Light, an immersive installation by @BruceMunroStudio, is coming to the Wildflower Center. 

Starting September 9, our 16-acre Arboretum will feature a stunning display of 28,000 subtly lit, solar-powered spheres that unite with the natural topography to showcase the intersection of art, technology and nature. Strolling through the installation is designed to inspire a sense of shared existence, and of being part of life’s essential pattern. 

Tickets for @FieldofLightAustin go on sale in July. Learn more via link in bio.

PHOTO: Field of Light at Sensorio by Serena Munro 

#FieldOfLightAustin, #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight #StayWild
Last call for Tuesday Twilights! Our springtime happy hour ends tomorrow, May 10, and it’s going out with a bang. Join us for live music by Ray Prim, local food trucks, cocktails and chill vibes. Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Deets for May 3: 
 
MUSIC - @rayprimdotcom 
FOOD - @coldcookiecompany, @tamale_addiction & @elxolotacosatx
DRINK - Tito’s & Cranberry by @titosvodka 
 
PHOTO: @alitexas 
 
#LadyBirdWildflowers #TuesdayTwilights
Happy Mother’s Day to you, yours and Mama Earth! 

PHOTO: Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) by @tdimenno 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
Much of Texas is experiencing some level of drought, but seeing these origami-esque blooms around town is a good sign. They’re called rain lilies (Cooperia pedunculata) because they tend to appear two or three days after it pours. Learn more via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
It’s the final weekend of our Spring Native Plant Sale and all remaining inventory is at least 25% off. Better bring a wagon! Entry is included with general garden admission. See link in bio for details. 

PHOTO: @alitexas 

#LadyBirdWildflowers
Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8, and the Wildflower Center has a special celebration planned. Join us for performances by @tapestrysingers and @austinsymphonyorchestra’s string quartet. The best part? This event is included with regular garden admission and the late-spring flowers are really popping! Learn more and reserve a spot for you and yours via link in bio. 

PHOTO: Damian Vigouroux (@damivigo)
It’s National Wildflower Week and the firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella) in our Theme Gardens look like they’re celebrating! 

Which native plants are looking pretty in your neck of the woods? Use the hashtag #TexasWildflowers2022 for a chance to be featured on @TexasWildflowerWatch, a Wildflower Center-run Instagram account that gives you a real time report of what’s blooming across the state. 

PHOTO: Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella) by @tdimenno 

#LadyBirdWildflowers

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