“Wherever I go in America, I like it when the land speaks its own language in its own regional accent.” – Lady Bird Johnson

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EVENTS & CLASSES

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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

Saturday, March 2

Mexican free-tailed bats in flight near Braken Cave. PHOTO Adam Barbe

Texas Bats

Wednesday, March 20

Milkweed sprouts PHOTO Joanna Wojtkowiak

Family Gardening Hour

Saturday, March 9

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

As #BlackHistoryMonth comes to a close, we are revisiting "The Influencers" by Abra Lee in the 2021 Wildflower magazine, which celebrates the contributions Black women have made to horticulture. 

Lee writes, "Though dismissed as scraps, we must be clear: Black women have always been necessary to the fabric of our country. Their hands and bodies have helped sow the glorious patchwork that is horticulture in the United States." Read the full article, including an audio recording at the link in our bio!

📷: Catherine Waiters of Mars Bluff, South Carolina, sweeps her neighbor’s yard with a broom made of dogwood (Cornus sp.). Copyright © 1993 Amelia Wallace Vernon 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Discover the wonders of spring with your family at our Drop-In and Discover event this Saturday, March 2, at the Wildflower Center!

From 10 a.m. to noon, immerse yourselves in a variety of spring-themed activities suitable for all ages. This free, outdoor program offers endless fun for everyone. No registration required — just come and enjoy the blossoming gardens! 

For more details and other upcoming Drop in and Discover programs, check the link in our bio.

📷: John W. Clark  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
What's in season: Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is currently showcasing its vibrant blooms on the silo next to our Hill Country Gardens! 

This beautiful perennial plant is native to a wide area across North America, stretching from East Texas all the way to Florida and up to Virginia. It's known for its stunning flowering period from late winter to early spring.

📷: Lee Page 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Don’t miss your last chance to explore “Into the Woods: Woody Plants and Their Role in the Environment” this Sunday! Available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Woody plants are perennials that have stiff, above-ground stems. They can be divided into three groups – trees, shrubs, and vines. Discover how to identify these plants and learn how you can contribute to their preservation!

Special thanks to our exhibit sponsor, @heb ! This event is included with the cost of general admission. Get more info at the link in our bio. #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Your membership, your benefits! Unlock exclusive discounts on classes, purchases at the Gift Store and Wildflower Café, UT Press publications, and at associate nurseries. 

Stay in the loop with special member-only updates and sneak peeks delivered straight to your inbox. Elevate your Wildflower Center experience! Become a member or gift a membership to a loved one today. 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Immerse yourself in the beauty of native plants while supporting Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy and our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants. As a Wildflower Center member, you will receive our award-winning magazine twice a year, filled with captivating stories about gardening, our shared environment and more. Plus, start your weekends early with member-only mornings at 8 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Ready to join a community of conservationists and nature-lovers? 

📷: Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes hold a press conference to announce the creation of the Wildflower Center (May 1982) 

Tap the link in our bio to become a member or gift a membership today. #StayWild 
#WildflowerCenter #LadyBirdJohnson
Discover exclusive member-only discounts at our Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales and get exclusive access to exciting events year-round. 

From rare plant finds to special events and exhibitions, Wildflower Center members enjoy green delights and unique experiences. Join today at the link in our bio! 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Join us in cultivating a sustainable future! As a Wildflower Center member, you contribute to our mission: inspiring the conservation of native plants. Native plants are champions of sustainability, requiring less water and providing vital support for biodiversity. 

Also, our digital membership cards are a small step towards a paperless and eco-friendly journey, echoing the resilience and environmental benefits of native flora. Carry your card, be a steward of 
nature, and let’s nurture a greener, more biodiverse world together! Tap the link in our bio to join today! #StayWild 
#WildflowerCenter
Make memories at the Wildflower Center's summer camps!

Registration opens at 8 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 23 for Camp Wildflower (ages 8 to 11 years) and eSTEM Careers Camp (ages 12 to 17 years). Tap the link in our bio or visit wildflower.org/camp for details.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Summer camps provide an immersive, nature-based learning experience. In our gardens, campers can explore the world of native plants, learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), and become lifelong conservationists. 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #SummerCamp
Embrace the freedom to explore nature! As a Wildflower Center member, enjoy free admission to our gardens all year round and reciprocal privileges to over 300 top gardens across North America. Your passport to endless botanical adventures awaits! Tap the link in our bio to sign up for Wildflower Center membership today. #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
As #BlackHistoryMonth comes to a close, we are revisiting "The Influencers" by Abra Lee in the 2021 Wildflower magazine, which celebrates the contributions Black women have made to horticulture. 

Lee writes, "Though dismissed as scraps, we must be clear: Black women have always been necessary to the fabric of our country. Their hands and bodies have helped sow the glorious patchwork that is horticulture in the United States." Read the full article, including an audio recording at the link in our bio!

📷: Catherine Waiters of Mars Bluff, South Carolina, sweeps her neighbor’s yard with a broom made of dogwood (Cornus sp.). Copyright © 1993 Amelia Wallace Vernon 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Discover the wonders of spring with your family at our Drop-In and Discover event this Saturday, March 2, at the Wildflower Center!

From 10 a.m. to noon, immerse yourselves in a variety of spring-themed activities suitable for all ages. This free, outdoor program offers endless fun for everyone. No registration required — just come and enjoy the blossoming gardens! 

For more details and other upcoming Drop in and Discover programs, check the link in our bio.

📷: John W. Clark  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
What's in season: Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is currently showcasing its vibrant blooms on the silo next to our Hill Country Gardens! 

This beautiful perennial plant is native to a wide area across North America, stretching from East Texas all the way to Florida and up to Virginia. It's known for its stunning flowering period from late winter to early spring.

📷: Lee Page 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Don’t miss your last chance to explore “Into the Woods: Woody Plants and Their Role in the Environment” this Sunday! Available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Woody plants are perennials that have stiff, above-ground stems. They can be divided into three groups – trees, shrubs, and vines. Discover how to identify these plants and learn how you can contribute to their preservation!

Special thanks to our exhibit sponsor, @heb ! This event is included with the cost of general admission. Get more info at the link in our bio. #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Your membership, your benefits! Unlock exclusive discounts on classes, purchases at the Gift Store and Wildflower Café, UT Press publications, and at associate nurseries. 

Stay in the loop with special member-only updates and sneak peeks delivered straight to your inbox. Elevate your Wildflower Center experience! Become a member or gift a membership to a loved one today. 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Immerse yourself in the beauty of native plants while supporting Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy and our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants. As a Wildflower Center member, you will receive our award-winning magazine twice a year, filled with captivating stories about gardening, our shared environment and more. Plus, start your weekends early with member-only mornings at 8 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Ready to join a community of conservationists and nature-lovers? 

📷: Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes hold a press conference to announce the creation of the Wildflower Center (May 1982) 

Tap the link in our bio to become a member or gift a membership today. #StayWild 
#WildflowerCenter #LadyBirdJohnson
Discover exclusive member-only discounts at our Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales and get exclusive access to exciting events year-round. 

From rare plant finds to special events and exhibitions, Wildflower Center members enjoy green delights and unique experiences. Join today at the link in our bio! 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Join us in cultivating a sustainable future! As a Wildflower Center member, you contribute to our mission: inspiring the conservation of native plants. Native plants are champions of sustainability, requiring less water and providing vital support for biodiversity. 

Also, our digital membership cards are a small step towards a paperless and eco-friendly journey, echoing the resilience and environmental benefits of native flora. Carry your card, be a steward of 
nature, and let’s nurture a greener, more biodiverse world together! Tap the link in our bio to join today! #StayWild 
#WildflowerCenter
Make memories at the Wildflower Center's summer camps!

Registration opens at 8 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 23 for Camp Wildflower (ages 8 to 11 years) and eSTEM Careers Camp (ages 12 to 17 years). Tap the link in our bio or visit wildflower.org/camp for details.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Summer camps provide an immersive, nature-based learning experience. In our gardens, campers can explore the world of native plants, learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), and become lifelong conservationists. 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #SummerCamp
Embrace the freedom to explore nature! As a Wildflower Center member, enjoy free admission to our gardens all year round and reciprocal privileges to over 300 top gardens across North America. Your passport to endless botanical adventures awaits! Tap the link in our bio to sign up for Wildflower Center membership today. #StayWild #WildflowerCenter

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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