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BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fridays – Sundays, Sept. 29 – Oct. 29

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Nature Nights

Select Thursdays Through Oct. 12

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Tuesday Twilights

Tuesdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24

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Sprouts

Every other Wednesday, starting Sept. 27

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Every Tuesday through October 24, we stay open late from 5-8 p.m. for Tuesday Twilights! Enjoy live music, custom cocktails, food truck fare and more! Reserve your spot: https://www.wildflower.org/event/tuesday-twilights-fall-2023-2023-09-26

Here's the lineup for tonight:
MUSIC: @jazzdaddies
FOOD: @craigositalian and @crepecrazyatx
DRINK: Featured cocktail "Tito’s Harvest Moon" or drink of your choice from a full cash bar. 

Special thanks to our sponsor, @titosvodka!

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #HappyHour #HappyHourATX
We know you've been daydreaming about taking a nice little stroll through the gardens, and now that we're officialy in the fall season, who wouldn't want to enjoy our beautiful native plants and feel the breeze in their hair? Visit our website to purchase tickets and save time at the Admissions Kiosk. Careful, the beauty and peace of the gardens may hypnotize you! 🤣 We're looking forward to having you here! 🌼 #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #ThingsToDoInAustin

Shout-out to our new communications intern Sandie Camila Ramirez for starring in this reel 🤩
Curious about native plant care? 🌿🌱❓ Sign up for our Native Plant Maintenance class on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 to 4 p.m.!

While our region's native plants are resilient, understanding their maintenance can make all the difference. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this class offers valuable tips for everyone, including the best practices to keep those native plants thriving.

Space is limited — make sure to reserve your spot! Tap the link in our bio and choose Classes and Workshops to register. 

📷: Lindheimer's senna (Senna lindheimeriana) #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #AustinPlants #PlantNative
You've been asking for it, and here it is - the PLANT LIST for our Fall Native Plant Sale, available at the link in our bio! Also, reservations are open 7 days in advance. Members-only weekend will be Sept. 29 – Oct. 1! Not a member? Tap the link in our bio to join today - get exclusive access to the first weekend of the plant sale and so much more! 

Fall Native Plant Sale
Sept. 29 – Oct. 29*
Fridays – Sundays
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*MEMBERS-ONLY WEEKEND: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

We’ll be set up in the Texas Arboretum, which is easily accessed at the end of La Crosse Avenue near the Wildflower Center exit gate. 

📷: Photo by Alicia Wells (@alitexas) 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #FallNativePlantSale #PlantSale #AustinTX
Orb-weaver spiders (Argiope sp.) may be big, but they're nothing to be afraid of! Lead horticulturist Amy Medley shows us a few hanging out in the Luci and Ian Family Garden at the Wildflower Center. Amy says they're a part of a healthy ecosystem and to keep an eye out for these amazing arachnids on your next visit! #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
✨ LUMINATIONS IS BACK! ✨

Tickets are on sale now at the link in our bio! Our glowing celebration of winter's natural beauty returns this winter with all-new light installations. Inspired by the four elements — earth, air, fire and water — this year's exhibition spans nearly two miles of our Texas Arboretum, inviting you to immerse yourself in the season.

Wednesdays - Sundays
Nov. 24, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024*
Entry from 5:45 - 9 p.m.
*(Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1)

A free parking lot with shuttle is available, or you can purchase guaranteed parking on-site. We can't wait to welcome you to this year's Luminations nights! 

📷: @tdimenno #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #Luminations #HolidayLights
🦋 Fly on over to the Wildflower Center for #TuesdayTwilights every Tuesday through October 24 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music, custom cocktails, food truck fare and more! Tap the link in our bio to reserve your spot. ✨

Here's the lineup for 9.19.23:
MUSIC: Olivia Komahcheet 
FOOD: @jagschillngrill, @dulceamormioatx and @jerkdaddys
DRINK: Featured cocktail "Tito's Texas Sipper" or drink of your choice from a full cash bar. 

Special thanks to our sponsor, @titosvodka!

📷: @alitexas #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #HappyHour
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're excited to introduce the first in a series of staff spotlights, shining a light on a few of the incredible individuals who make the Wildflower Center so special. ✨ 

Meet our Gift Store Manager, Ruth Martinez! Let's dive into Ruth's remarkable journey:

🌻 Ruth comes from a family of migrant workers, rooted in Corpus Christi, TX. 

🌱 She proudly embraces her Hispanic heritage, identifying as Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, and Tejana. 

🌳 Ruth has been part of our Wildflower Center family for an incredible 9 years! She has many cherished memories with volunteers, patrons and fellow team members throughout the years. 

🌷 Nature has always held a special place in Ruth's heart. As a child, she enjoyed climbing trees, forming a deep connection to the natural world. She identifies strongly with the Indian paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa), native to our beloved Texas. Indian paintbrush requires other flowers to grow, tapping into their roots without causing harm. In the same way, Ruth believes in the power of building a great support system of friends and family as we all grow together. 

🌿 Growing up in a hardworking family that moved around often, Ruth didn't have the opportunity to visit places like botanical gardens. However, today, as a vital member of our team, she recognizes the immense importance of our mission - inspiring the conservation of native plants - and enjoys that she plays a part in sharing this with our community and the world around us. 

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories throughout the month as we continue to celebrate our incredible Hispanic team members! #HispanicHeritageMonth #StaffSpotlight #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Much needed rain came for our gardens this afternoon, even if it was brief! No social media manager was harmed in the making of this reel...just got a little soaked 😅⛈️ #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
🌼 Celebrate Austin Museum Day with us at the Wildflower Center! 🌼

Join us on 9.17.23 for FREE admission! Explore our Monarch Exhibition in the Little House. watch "Movement in the Gardens" by artist and dancer Alexa Capareda in the Great Hall, and enjoy #SeeingTheInvisible before it leaves our gardens. 

Whether you're a local or just visiting #AustinTX, don't miss this chance to wander the trails and marvel at the late-summer blooms in the Botanic Garden of Texas (that's us)! Visit the link in our bio for more details about Sunday. #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #ATXMuseumDay2023
Every Tuesday through October 24, we stay open late from 5-8 p.m. for Tuesday Twilights! Enjoy live music, custom cocktails, food truck fare and more! Reserve your spot: https://www.wildflower.org/event/tuesday-twilights-fall-2023-2023-09-26

Here's the lineup for tonight:
MUSIC: @jazzdaddies
FOOD: @craigositalian and @crepecrazyatx
DRINK: Featured cocktail "Tito’s Harvest Moon" or drink of your choice from a full cash bar. 

Special thanks to our sponsor, @titosvodka!

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #HappyHour #HappyHourATX
We know you've been daydreaming about taking a nice little stroll through the gardens, and now that we're officialy in the fall season, who wouldn't want to enjoy our beautiful native plants and feel the breeze in their hair? Visit our website to purchase tickets and save time at the Admissions Kiosk. Careful, the beauty and peace of the gardens may hypnotize you! 🤣 We're looking forward to having you here! 🌼 #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #ThingsToDoInAustin

Shout-out to our new communications intern Sandie Camila Ramirez for starring in this reel 🤩
Curious about native plant care? 🌿🌱❓ Sign up for our Native Plant Maintenance class on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 to 4 p.m.!

While our region's native plants are resilient, understanding their maintenance can make all the difference. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this class offers valuable tips for everyone, including the best practices to keep those native plants thriving.

Space is limited — make sure to reserve your spot! Tap the link in our bio and choose Classes and Workshops to register. 

📷: Lindheimer's senna (Senna lindheimeriana) #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #AustinPlants #PlantNative
You've been asking for it, and here it is - the PLANT LIST for our Fall Native Plant Sale, available at the link in our bio! Also, reservations are open 7 days in advance. Members-only weekend will be Sept. 29 – Oct. 1! Not a member? Tap the link in our bio to join today - get exclusive access to the first weekend of the plant sale and so much more! 

Fall Native Plant Sale
Sept. 29 – Oct. 29*
Fridays – Sundays
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*MEMBERS-ONLY WEEKEND: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

We’ll be set up in the Texas Arboretum, which is easily accessed at the end of La Crosse Avenue near the Wildflower Center exit gate. 

📷: Photo by Alicia Wells (@alitexas) 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #FallNativePlantSale #PlantSale #AustinTX
Orb-weaver spiders (Argiope sp.) may be big, but they're nothing to be afraid of! Lead horticulturist Amy Medley shows us a few hanging out in the Luci and Ian Family Garden at the Wildflower Center. Amy says they're a part of a healthy ecosystem and to keep an eye out for these amazing arachnids on your next visit! #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
✨ LUMINATIONS IS BACK! ✨

Tickets are on sale now at the link in our bio! Our glowing celebration of winter's natural beauty returns this winter with all-new light installations. Inspired by the four elements — earth, air, fire and water — this year's exhibition spans nearly two miles of our Texas Arboretum, inviting you to immerse yourself in the season.

Wednesdays - Sundays
Nov. 24, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024*
Entry from 5:45 - 9 p.m.
*(Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1)

A free parking lot with shuttle is available, or you can purchase guaranteed parking on-site. We can't wait to welcome you to this year's Luminations nights! 

📷: @tdimenno #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #Luminations #HolidayLights
🦋 Fly on over to the Wildflower Center for #TuesdayTwilights every Tuesday through October 24 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music, custom cocktails, food truck fare and more! Tap the link in our bio to reserve your spot. ✨

Here's the lineup for 9.19.23:
MUSIC: Olivia Komahcheet 
FOOD: @jagschillngrill, @dulceamormioatx and @jerkdaddys
DRINK: Featured cocktail "Tito's Texas Sipper" or drink of your choice from a full cash bar. 

Special thanks to our sponsor, @titosvodka!

📷: @alitexas #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #HappyHour
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're excited to introduce the first in a series of staff spotlights, shining a light on a few of the incredible individuals who make the Wildflower Center so special. ✨ 

Meet our Gift Store Manager, Ruth Martinez! Let's dive into Ruth's remarkable journey:

🌻 Ruth comes from a family of migrant workers, rooted in Corpus Christi, TX. 

🌱 She proudly embraces her Hispanic heritage, identifying as Hispanic, Latina, Chicana, and Tejana. 

🌳 Ruth has been part of our Wildflower Center family for an incredible 9 years! She has many cherished memories with volunteers, patrons and fellow team members throughout the years. 

🌷 Nature has always held a special place in Ruth's heart. As a child, she enjoyed climbing trees, forming a deep connection to the natural world. She identifies strongly with the Indian paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa), native to our beloved Texas. Indian paintbrush requires other flowers to grow, tapping into their roots without causing harm. In the same way, Ruth believes in the power of building a great support system of friends and family as we all grow together. 

🌿 Growing up in a hardworking family that moved around often, Ruth didn't have the opportunity to visit places like botanical gardens. However, today, as a vital member of our team, she recognizes the immense importance of our mission - inspiring the conservation of native plants - and enjoys that she plays a part in sharing this with our community and the world around us. 

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories throughout the month as we continue to celebrate our incredible Hispanic team members! #HispanicHeritageMonth #StaffSpotlight #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Much needed rain came for our gardens this afternoon, even if it was brief! No social media manager was harmed in the making of this reel...just got a little soaked 😅⛈️ #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
🌼 Celebrate Austin Museum Day with us at the Wildflower Center! 🌼

Join us on 9.17.23 for FREE admission! Explore our Monarch Exhibition in the Little House. watch "Movement in the Gardens" by artist and dancer Alexa Capareda in the Great Hall, and enjoy #SeeingTheInvisible before it leaves our gardens. 

Whether you're a local or just visiting #AustinTX, don't miss this chance to wander the trails and marvel at the late-summer blooms in the Botanic Garden of Texas (that's us)! Visit the link in our bio for more details about Sunday. #StayWild #WildflowerCenter #ATXMuseumDay2023

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