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BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

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Fortlandia

Oct. 8, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

The weekend may be nearing a close, but fear not — Tuesday Twilights is only a couple days away! Here’s the Sept. 27 lineup: 

MUSIC: @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD: @puebloviejoaustin 
DRINK: Tito’s Berry Sparkler by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

PHOTO:  @alitexas 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We thought it would be appropriate to share a photo of Eve’s necklace, because we’re participating in @kendrascott’s “Shop for Good” event this weekend! Treat yourself to some jewelry and use the code GIVEBACK-CMDET to ensure 20% of the proceeds go to the Wildflower Center. The code works in stores or online and is good until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 25. Thank you for supporting our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants! 

Start shopping: kendrascott.com 

PHOTO: Lee Page 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It’s Featured Fort Friday, Vol. 4! 
 
Fort Name: The Seeds We Plant 

Artist: @alicia_philley 
 
Designed to help visitors relax and see nature anew, The Seeds We Plant is a collection of abstract sculptures that playfully engage with our Woodland Trail. Take a meditative walk and notice how the installation draws your eye to the riverlike openings between branches or the rocky ground below. And be sure to visit again! As the season progresses from falling leaves to springtime regrowth, previously obscured sculptures will emerge in surprising ways to reveal new colors and shapes. 

Fortlandia opens Oct. 8 in the Family Garden. Learn more about this year’s exhibition via link in bio. 
 
See video transcript in comments. 
 
#Fortlandia #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We’re pleased to announce that students and teachers with valid school IDs can now purchase discounted tickets to Field of Light! This offer is valid for the first Thursday and Sunday of every month, beginning in October. Student and teacher nights include: 

October 2 & 6 

November 3 & 6 

December 1 & 4 

See link in bio for more information.

#FieldOfLightAustin #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight #StayWild
That's not barley (it's mostly partridge pea and prairie broomweed) but try looking at this photo for longer than two seconds without getting "Fields of Gold" by Sting stuck in your head. 

This time of year, our gardens are glowing! Come explore at your leisure or attend one of our daily garden tours (they start at 10 a.m.) to learn more about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. 

Plan your visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Can you identify these blooms by the backs of their petals? HINT: They smell like brownies! Sniff 'em for yourself tonight at Tuesday Twilights. Reservations via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
That sticky stuff on your car window? It’s called honeydew and there’s no need to worry about it, says Joe Marcus, our Native Plants of North America program coordinator. Watch this video and follow link in bio for more about this phenomenon. 

PHOTO: Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis), beloved by people and aphids alike, by Lee Page. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Bring your favorite dancing partner to the Wildflower Center this Tuesday, Sept. 20, for Tuesday Twilights! Here are the details … 

MUSIC - @ericamichellemusic 
FOOD - @puebloviejoaustin & @burrocheese 
DRINK - Tito's Cherry Sour by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot(s) via link in bio! 
 
PHOTO: @alitexas 
 
#TuesdayTwilights #LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
General admission is FREE tomorrow, Sept. 18. The occasion? Austin Museum Day, an annual citywide celebration organized by @austinmuseums. Most of the action is happening from 9 a.m. to noon in the Courtyard. Make a nature journal, explore the herbarium, learn about invertebrates and more! 

See link in bio for details. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It’s Featured Fort Friday, Vol. 3! 

Fort Name: Tree Free Fort 
Designer: @studiobalcones 
 
It’s all in the name — no trees were harmed in the making of this fort. Instead of fresh wood, Tree Free Fort is constructed of grass-based products and upcycled materials for minimal environmental impact on our forests. Plus, after it leaves the Wildflower Center, parts of this fort will be eaten! The designers plan to donate the 25,000 pounds of hay to a horse therapy farm. That’s enough to feed about eight horses for 90 days this winter. 
 
Fortlandia opens Oct. 8 in the Family Garden. Learn more about this year’s exhibition via link in bio. 
 
See video transcript in comments. 
 
#Fortlandia #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The weekend may be nearing a close, but fear not — Tuesday Twilights is only a couple days away! Here’s the Sept. 27 lineup: 

MUSIC: @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD: @puebloviejoaustin 
DRINK: Tito’s Berry Sparkler by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

PHOTO:  @alitexas 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We thought it would be appropriate to share a photo of Eve’s necklace, because we’re participating in @kendrascott’s “Shop for Good” event this weekend! Treat yourself to some jewelry and use the code GIVEBACK-CMDET to ensure 20% of the proceeds go to the Wildflower Center. The code works in stores or online and is good until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 25. Thank you for supporting our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants! 

Start shopping: kendrascott.com 

PHOTO: Lee Page 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It’s Featured Fort Friday, Vol. 4! 
 
Fort Name: The Seeds We Plant 

Artist: @alicia_philley 
 
Designed to help visitors relax and see nature anew, The Seeds We Plant is a collection of abstract sculptures that playfully engage with our Woodland Trail. Take a meditative walk and notice how the installation draws your eye to the riverlike openings between branches or the rocky ground below. And be sure to visit again! As the season progresses from falling leaves to springtime regrowth, previously obscured sculptures will emerge in surprising ways to reveal new colors and shapes. 

Fortlandia opens Oct. 8 in the Family Garden. Learn more about this year’s exhibition via link in bio. 
 
See video transcript in comments. 
 
#Fortlandia #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We’re pleased to announce that students and teachers with valid school IDs can now purchase discounted tickets to Field of Light! This offer is valid for the first Thursday and Sunday of every month, beginning in October. Student and teacher nights include: 

October 2 & 6 

November 3 & 6 

December 1 & 4 

See link in bio for more information.

#FieldOfLightAustin #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight #StayWild
That's not barley (it's mostly partridge pea and prairie broomweed) but try looking at this photo for longer than two seconds without getting "Fields of Gold" by Sting stuck in your head. 

This time of year, our gardens are glowing! Come explore at your leisure or attend one of our daily garden tours (they start at 10 a.m.) to learn more about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. 

Plan your visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Can you identify these blooms by the backs of their petals? HINT: They smell like brownies! Sniff 'em for yourself tonight at Tuesday Twilights. Reservations via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
That sticky stuff on your car window? It’s called honeydew and there’s no need to worry about it, says Joe Marcus, our Native Plants of North America program coordinator. Watch this video and follow link in bio for more about this phenomenon. 

PHOTO: Pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis), beloved by people and aphids alike, by Lee Page. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Bring your favorite dancing partner to the Wildflower Center this Tuesday, Sept. 20, for Tuesday Twilights! Here are the details … 

MUSIC - @ericamichellemusic 
FOOD - @puebloviejoaustin & @burrocheese 
DRINK - Tito's Cherry Sour by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot(s) via link in bio! 
 
PHOTO: @alitexas 
 
#TuesdayTwilights #LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
General admission is FREE tomorrow, Sept. 18. The occasion? Austin Museum Day, an annual citywide celebration organized by @austinmuseums. Most of the action is happening from 9 a.m. to noon in the Courtyard. Make a nature journal, explore the herbarium, learn about invertebrates and more! 

See link in bio for details. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It’s Featured Fort Friday, Vol. 3! 

Fort Name: Tree Free Fort 
Designer: @studiobalcones 
 
It’s all in the name — no trees were harmed in the making of this fort. Instead of fresh wood, Tree Free Fort is constructed of grass-based products and upcycled materials for minimal environmental impact on our forests. Plus, after it leaves the Wildflower Center, parts of this fort will be eaten! The designers plan to donate the 25,000 pounds of hay to a horse therapy farm. That’s enough to feed about eight horses for 90 days this winter. 
 
Fortlandia opens Oct. 8 in the Family Garden. Learn more about this year’s exhibition via link in bio. 
 
See video transcript in comments. 
 
#Fortlandia #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers

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