Open by reservation;
masks optional.

Open by reservation;
masks optional.

Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open by reservation

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fridays – Sundays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 7

Two young girls in a large "bird's nest" made of grapevines. The older girl is holding the younger one who is looking up through the binoculars.

Drop-in & Discover

Select Saturdays, Oct. 2 – Dec. 11

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Fortlandia

Oct. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

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Luminations

Thursdays – Sundays,
Dec. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

Thu 21

Get FIT (SOLD OUT)

October 21 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Thu 21

Story Time

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat 23

Family Field Guided Hike

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 23

Sunflowers on Tile in Alcohol Inks

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 24

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, we're sharing a post from one of our partner organizations, The Arc of the Capital Area. Since 1949, The Arc has provided compassionate case management and innovative programming for people with disabilities and their families. Learn more via link in bio.

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Reposted from @thearcaustin

At the @WildflowerCenter, students used objects from the ground around them to help them create pictures of animals. The instructors did a fantastic job encouraging & reminding students that it's ok to try new things. What's something new you've tried lately?

[Image description: A student's drawing of an animal using leaves for ears and sticks for legs]

#OutdoorEducation #Art #NatureArt
It’s Texas Native Plant Week, y'all! Why not celebrate by attending Tuesday Twilights TOMORROW, Oct. 19? Chris Gebhard will play two acoustic sets in the Courtyard, providing the perfect soundtrack for your stroll around the gardens. Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 19, 5 - 8 p.m. 
 
MUSIC – @chrisgebhardmusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Lemonade & Tea from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Maximilian sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani), by @tdimenno 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
Our director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, describes gardening as "the slowest of the performing arts.” Great quote, don’t you think? There are plenty more where that came from in @towerhillbg's spotlight of Andrea for #HispanicHeritageMonth. Check it out via link in bio!

📸 Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
Thinking about joining the Wildflower Center? There's literally no time like the present. Our Membership Flash Sale is happening RIGHT NOW. Use the code FSH2021 at checkout to save 20% on the membership of your choice.* The sale ends this Friday, Oct. 15, so don’t wait! Member perks include free admission for a full year, discounts on Luminations tickets, access to member-only hours and more. Join today via link in bio. 

📸  Penstemon spp. in the Savanna Meadow

*Access memberships are excluded from this promotion.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re revisiting “Higher Ground,” an award-winning Wildflower magazine article about the importance of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) to the Native American Church. 

The piece focuses on what’s being done to protect peyote — which is considered a “vulnerable” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — from the adverse effects of things like root plowing, land development and climate change. 

“We have to continue to respect Mother Earth and what she’s given us,” says Sandor Iron Rope, a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and former president of the Native American Church of North America. “To respectfully harvest this medicine is part of the healing process.” 

Read the full article via link in bio. 

Photo: Peyote (Lophophora williamsii), courtesy of @cactusconservationinstitute

Article: Amy McCullough
Ryan DeSiato will have both you and the big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) swaying to his soulful tunes on Oct. 12 at Tuesday Twilights. Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 12 

MUSIC – @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Paloma from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
ATX songstress Suzanna Choffel returns to the Wildflower Center this evening for Tuesday Twilights. She’ll perform two sets, starting around 5:45 p.m., in the Texas Arboretum amid this year’s Fortlandia exhibition! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 5: 
 
MUSIC – @suzannachoffel 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Cherry Limeade from @TitosVodka 
 
📸  Suzanna Choffel by @AliTexas 
 
#TuesdayTwilights
The future is bright at the Wildflower Center! We’re hiring for multiple positions, including: 

- Gardener (Part Time, Seasonal) 
- Maintenance Worker (Full Time) 
- Nursery Assistant (Full Time, Seasonal)

For details and a complete list of opportunities, see link in bio. 

📸  Cowpen daisy (Verbesina encelioides)
In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, we're sharing a post from one of our partner organizations, The Arc of the Capital Area. Since 1949, The Arc has provided compassionate case management and innovative programming for people with disabilities and their families. Learn more via link in bio.

...

Reposted from @thearcaustin

At the @WildflowerCenter, students used objects from the ground around them to help them create pictures of animals. The instructors did a fantastic job encouraging & reminding students that it's ok to try new things. What's something new you've tried lately?

[Image description: A student's drawing of an animal using leaves for ears and sticks for legs]

#OutdoorEducation #Art #NatureArt
It’s Texas Native Plant Week, y'all! Why not celebrate by attending Tuesday Twilights TOMORROW, Oct. 19? Chris Gebhard will play two acoustic sets in the Courtyard, providing the perfect soundtrack for your stroll around the gardens. Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 19, 5 - 8 p.m. 
 
MUSIC – @chrisgebhardmusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Lemonade & Tea from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Maximilian sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani), by @tdimenno 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
Our director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, describes gardening as "the slowest of the performing arts.” Great quote, don’t you think? There are plenty more where that came from in @towerhillbg's spotlight of Andrea for #HispanicHeritageMonth. Check it out via link in bio!

📸 Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
Thinking about joining the Wildflower Center? There's literally no time like the present. Our Membership Flash Sale is happening RIGHT NOW. Use the code FSH2021 at checkout to save 20% on the membership of your choice.* The sale ends this Friday, Oct. 15, so don’t wait! Member perks include free admission for a full year, discounts on Luminations tickets, access to member-only hours and more. Join today via link in bio. 

📸  Penstemon spp. in the Savanna Meadow

*Access memberships are excluded from this promotion.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re revisiting “Higher Ground,” an award-winning Wildflower magazine article about the importance of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) to the Native American Church. 

The piece focuses on what’s being done to protect peyote — which is considered a “vulnerable” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — from the adverse effects of things like root plowing, land development and climate change. 

“We have to continue to respect Mother Earth and what she’s given us,” says Sandor Iron Rope, a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and former president of the Native American Church of North America. “To respectfully harvest this medicine is part of the healing process.” 

Read the full article via link in bio. 

Photo: Peyote (Lophophora williamsii), courtesy of @cactusconservationinstitute

Article: Amy McCullough
Ryan DeSiato will have both you and the big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) swaying to his soulful tunes on Oct. 12 at Tuesday Twilights. Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 12 

MUSIC – @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Paloma from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
ATX songstress Suzanna Choffel returns to the Wildflower Center this evening for Tuesday Twilights. She’ll perform two sets, starting around 5:45 p.m., in the Texas Arboretum amid this year’s Fortlandia exhibition! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 5: 
 
MUSIC – @suzannachoffel 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Cherry Limeade from @TitosVodka 
 
📸  Suzanna Choffel by @AliTexas 
 
#TuesdayTwilights
The future is bright at the Wildflower Center! We’re hiring for multiple positions, including: 

- Gardener (Part Time, Seasonal) 
- Maintenance Worker (Full Time) 
- Nursery Assistant (Full Time, Seasonal)

For details and a complete list of opportunities, see link in bio. 

📸  Cowpen daisy (Verbesina encelioides)

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