Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, now open by reservation only

Questions? Call our hotline at 512.232.0101.
Read more about our response to COVID-19 here.

EVENTS & CLASSES

Join us for one of our exciting programs

Native Fruit Trees of Texas – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

Native Fruit Trees of Texas – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

Money may not grow on trees, but fruit does, and a healthy native fruit tree is truly priceless!

Gardening for Wildlife – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

Gardening for Wildlife – VIRTUAL (Sold Out)

Learn to use native plants to support robust ecosystems and provide habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and others

Parent & Toddler Yoga – VIRTUAL

Parent & Toddler Yoga – VIRTUAL

Families find fun and calm practicing yoga poses and breathing exercises together!

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Instagram post 17860990856008173 "Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” 

– Rachel Carson 

📸: Queen butterflies on mistflower (Conoclinium spp.) by @tdimenno
Instagram post 17859890147013641 🐾PUPDATE!💚 This weekend we’ve got DOG DAYS 2 ways! Visit IRL w/your canine companion for some tails-on-trails action (by reservation, link in bio, Sat & Sun) &/or take a virtual class, Ruff Plants for Dog Lovers, Sun. morning! Learn about pup-friendly plants and get tips for tending an outdoor space that's compatible with paws, noses + zoomies. Virtual seats are limited so register at http://wildflower.org/learn or at the link in our bio.

#dogsofatx #doggarden #gardendogs #dogsoutdoors #homegardens
Instagram post 18149696236045059 🎧Whether you’re visiting us IRL (reservation only, limited capacity, distance + mask please), are daydreaming of a visit, or are looking for some interesting stories and botanical facts from home, you can listen to our free audio tour from anywhere! 

Learn about our gardening philosophy, monarchs and more in the process. It’s like a really good variety podcast! 

Listen to a primer on our Texas architecture; learn about prescribed fire🔥 ; nerd out on bird habitats; or take a dive deep into rainwater 💦 and karst landscapes. There's even a guided nature meditation. Each short, family-friendly segment is narrated by a member of our staff, w/an archival welcome from Mrs. Johnson (the stop named "Welcome to My World"). Find TravelStorys free app 📱or on the web or visit the link in our Story today. #ourgardensyourhome #audiotour #naturestories
Instagram post 17847441185200315 Western ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii) is a vibrant, 3-5 ft. tall shrub that grows in disturbed sites, rocky or sandy soils, and has a long bloom period (this plant can put out magenta bee-magnet blossoms until the first frost. Can you even imagine when that day will come?). Western ironweed can be a rampant botanical colonizer by way of rhizomes, so it’s best appreciated in meadows, pocket prairies and natural areas. The plant pictured here grows at the edge of our Savanna Meadow and Nectar Garden on some rocky steps that tend to keep it a little more contained. This Vernonia requires little water and lots of sun, provides food for birds, butterflies and bees, and is noted as highly deer resistant, so if you’ve got some room, it’d make a fine garden tenant in its native range.
Instagram post 18019190113283803 Dragonflies, tadpoles play
Heading down Dino Creek way
Where the cattail sways
Where the hummingbirds fly
Taking that trail to early July

📸: Broadleaf cattail (Typha latifolia) in the Family Garden

#CreekCore #Cattails #WaterGarden #BigThief #plantsorhotdogs
Instagram post 17871969772800303 Texas bluebells (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum) are absolutely owning the gardens this season. The otherworldly flowers are sweeter than ice cream + are said to be a fave of Mrs. Johnson's. If you can, come see them in our Central & Family Gardens ASAP because these ephemeral blooms are about to say adieu for now 💜. #bluebellseason #summerbloom #ourgardensyourhome #ladybirdjohnson
Instagram post 18147202834051926 We celebrate diversity every day at the Wildflower Center, but we’d like to shine some light on our LGBTQIA+ community in commemoration of Pride Month. Our work in gardens & landscapes teaches us that diversity brings strength, beauty & resilience — and that nurturing diversity creates supportive, healthy systems that thrive. “The environment is where we all meet,” said Lady Bird Johnson. We couldn’t agree more. We hope that today, & every day, you find the space to connect with the beautiful diversity of life on Earth. 
#AustinPrideOutside #PrideOutdside #GardenPride #EveryStripe #BotanicalGarden
Instagram post 17860990856008173 "Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” 

– Rachel Carson 

📸: Queen butterflies on mistflower (Conoclinium spp.) by @tdimenno
Instagram post 17859890147013641 🐾PUPDATE!💚 This weekend we’ve got DOG DAYS 2 ways! Visit IRL w/your canine companion for some tails-on-trails action (by reservation, link in bio, Sat & Sun) &/or take a virtual class, Ruff Plants for Dog Lovers, Sun. morning! Learn about pup-friendly plants and get tips for tending an outdoor space that's compatible with paws, noses + zoomies. Virtual seats are limited so register at http://wildflower.org/learn or at the link in our bio.

#dogsofatx #doggarden #gardendogs #dogsoutdoors #homegardens
Instagram post 18149696236045059 🎧Whether you’re visiting us IRL (reservation only, limited capacity, distance + mask please), are daydreaming of a visit, or are looking for some interesting stories and botanical facts from home, you can listen to our free audio tour from anywhere! 

Learn about our gardening philosophy, monarchs and more in the process. It’s like a really good variety podcast! 

Listen to a primer on our Texas architecture; learn about prescribed fire🔥 ; nerd out on bird habitats; or take a dive deep into rainwater 💦 and karst landscapes. There's even a guided nature meditation. Each short, family-friendly segment is narrated by a member of our staff, w/an archival welcome from Mrs. Johnson (the stop named "Welcome to My World"). Find TravelStorys free app 📱or on the web or visit the link in our Story today. #ourgardensyourhome #audiotour #naturestories
Instagram post 17847441185200315 Western ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii) is a vibrant, 3-5 ft. tall shrub that grows in disturbed sites, rocky or sandy soils, and has a long bloom period (this plant can put out magenta bee-magnet blossoms until the first frost. Can you even imagine when that day will come?). Western ironweed can be a rampant botanical colonizer by way of rhizomes, so it’s best appreciated in meadows, pocket prairies and natural areas. The plant pictured here grows at the edge of our Savanna Meadow and Nectar Garden on some rocky steps that tend to keep it a little more contained. This Vernonia requires little water and lots of sun, provides food for birds, butterflies and bees, and is noted as highly deer resistant, so if you’ve got some room, it’d make a fine garden tenant in its native range.
Instagram post 18019190113283803 Dragonflies, tadpoles play
Heading down Dino Creek way
Where the cattail sways
Where the hummingbirds fly
Taking that trail to early July

📸: Broadleaf cattail (Typha latifolia) in the Family Garden

#CreekCore #Cattails #WaterGarden #BigThief #plantsorhotdogs
Instagram post 17871969772800303 Texas bluebells (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum) are absolutely owning the gardens this season. The otherworldly flowers are sweeter than ice cream + are said to be a fave of Mrs. Johnson's. If you can, come see them in our Central & Family Gardens ASAP because these ephemeral blooms are about to say adieu for now 💜. #bluebellseason #summerbloom #ourgardensyourhome #ladybirdjohnson
Instagram post 18147202834051926 We celebrate diversity every day at the Wildflower Center, but we’d like to shine some light on our LGBTQIA+ community in commemoration of Pride Month. Our work in gardens & landscapes teaches us that diversity brings strength, beauty & resilience — and that nurturing diversity creates supportive, healthy systems that thrive. “The environment is where we all meet,” said Lady Bird Johnson. We couldn’t agree more. We hope that today, & every day, you find the space to connect with the beautiful diversity of life on Earth. 
#AustinPrideOutside #PrideOutdside #GardenPride #EveryStripe #BotanicalGarden

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