Open by reservation;
masks optional.

Open by reservation;
masks optional.

Luminations

A strollable winter tradition lighting up our Texas Arboretum

Luminations

A strollable winter tradition lighting up our Texas Arboretum

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

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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Holly Days Store Sale

Dec. 2 – 23

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Oct. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

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Luminations

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

Mon 06

Yoga FIT

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Tue 07

Get FIT (SOLD OUT)

December 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Tue 07

Parent & Toddler Yoga

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Wed 08

Winter Series: Botanical Illustration

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 09

Get FIT (SOLD OUT)

December 9 @ 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

How about a discount code to get you through hump day? You have until 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, Dec. 1, to save 20% on any gift membership with the code “GreenGift.” 

In addition to a year of free admission and other member perks, your recipient will get this enamel pin, featuring our Wildflower of the Year, the sunflower. Support the Wildflower Center and knock out some of your holiday shopping via link in bio. 

Don’t forget to use the code “GreenGift” at checkout before the clock strikes midnight!
As we emerge from challenging times, it's natural to look toward the future. The Wildflower Center sees a vibrant period of growth ahead, and it includes you. Help us welcome more people to our gardens; use science to meet the challenges of urban growth; and enable healthier landscapes by donating today. Your gift will be automatically doubled by a $50,000 matching fund, resulting in twice the impact! Learn more via link in bio.
The Center is closed today, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume tomorrow. In the meantime, we’re reflecting on this quote from our founder, Mrs. Johnson: 

"For me, wildflowers are joy-giving. They have enriched my life and fed my soul and given beautiful memories to sustain me." 

Nature lovers like you have given us so many reasons to be grateful this past year. Whether you visited our gardens, explored our native plant database, or admired a wildflower blooming in your own backyard — thank you! May you find joy around every corner and create beautiful memories this holiday season. 
 
📸 Maximilian sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani) by @tdimenno
Texas silverpuff (Chaptalia texana) may look like a dandelion, but this member of the aster family is much less common. In fact, spotting one is a good sign you’ve stumbled upon undisturbed habitat. Chances of seeing a Texas silverpuff in bloom are even slimmer. That’s okay, though, because the flower's nodding bud is just as beautiful. Learn more about Texas silverpuff via link in bio! 

📸 Bud of a Texas silverpuff (Chaptalia texana)
We’re gearing up for Luminations, our annual celebration of winter’s natural beauty, and looking for temporary maintenance workers to help us keep the exhibition glowing all season long! Hirees will also assist with custodial care, facility maintenance, and various other tasks. Apply now via link in bio!
Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis) produces firework-esque blooms from May to September, but its seed pods are equally eye-catching. Twisted and leathery, they resemble miniature pine cones and are decidedly autumnal. Learn more about this native perennial via link in bio!

📸 Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis) seed pods
Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re offering free admission to those who have served. Just show your ID to our kiosk staff. Thank you for your service! 

📸Texas Aster (Symphyotrichum drummondii)
How about a discount code to get you through hump day? You have until 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, Dec. 1, to save 20% on any gift membership with the code “GreenGift.” 

In addition to a year of free admission and other member perks, your recipient will get this enamel pin, featuring our Wildflower of the Year, the sunflower. Support the Wildflower Center and knock out some of your holiday shopping via link in bio. 

Don’t forget to use the code “GreenGift” at checkout before the clock strikes midnight!
As we emerge from challenging times, it's natural to look toward the future. The Wildflower Center sees a vibrant period of growth ahead, and it includes you. Help us welcome more people to our gardens; use science to meet the challenges of urban growth; and enable healthier landscapes by donating today. Your gift will be automatically doubled by a $50,000 matching fund, resulting in twice the impact! Learn more via link in bio.
The Center is closed today, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume tomorrow. In the meantime, we’re reflecting on this quote from our founder, Mrs. Johnson: 

"For me, wildflowers are joy-giving. They have enriched my life and fed my soul and given beautiful memories to sustain me." 

Nature lovers like you have given us so many reasons to be grateful this past year. Whether you visited our gardens, explored our native plant database, or admired a wildflower blooming in your own backyard — thank you! May you find joy around every corner and create beautiful memories this holiday season. 
 
📸 Maximilian sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani) by @tdimenno
Texas silverpuff (Chaptalia texana) may look like a dandelion, but this member of the aster family is much less common. In fact, spotting one is a good sign you’ve stumbled upon undisturbed habitat. Chances of seeing a Texas silverpuff in bloom are even slimmer. That’s okay, though, because the flower's nodding bud is just as beautiful. Learn more about Texas silverpuff via link in bio! 

📸 Bud of a Texas silverpuff (Chaptalia texana)
We’re gearing up for Luminations, our annual celebration of winter’s natural beauty, and looking for temporary maintenance workers to help us keep the exhibition glowing all season long! Hirees will also assist with custodial care, facility maintenance, and various other tasks. Apply now via link in bio!
Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis) produces firework-esque blooms from May to September, but its seed pods are equally eye-catching. Twisted and leathery, they resemble miniature pine cones and are decidedly autumnal. Learn more about this native perennial via link in bio!

📸 Illinois bundleflower (Desmanthus illinoensis) seed pods
Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re offering free admission to those who have served. Just show your ID to our kiosk staff. Thank you for your service! 

📸Texas Aster (Symphyotrichum drummondii)

Help us spread the beauty!

EXPLORE MORE

Expert advice, plant nerdery and inspiring stories

Snow-on-the-prairie and a paper wasp; because it's a UVIVF image, the centers of the flowers stand out in blue against a plant that looks purple, and clumps of pollen shine bright white.

A Different Light

Creative photography helps us see flowers with new eyes

Illustration of compound leaves and round yellow flowers goldenball lead tree (Leucaena retusa)

Reflections and Reclamation

On Black Botanists Week and the power of representation
Big white bluestem prickly poppy blooms above purple blooms of prairie verbena along a concrete path.

Grounded

Time travel via tallgrass prairie