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BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

Bumblebee on fall obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Pollinator Day (Free!)

Saturday, July 16

Lady Bird Day (Free!)

Saturday, July 23

Thu 07

Summer Series: Get FIT

July 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Thu 07

Summer Series: Get FIT

July 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Thu 07

Summer Series: Botanical Illustration

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon 11

Summer Series: Yoga FIT

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Tue 12

Summer Series: Get FIT

July 12 @ 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

Come on, get happy — our partridge peas (Chamaecrista fasciculata) are blooming! This native plant provides bright summer color, attracting plenty of bees and butterflies. TIP: The patch in our Hill Country Meadow looks most stunning in the morning light! Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
How’d your dog handle the firework sounds? If Fido is still hiding in the bathroom, assure him that fun is on the horizon. Dog Days are happening THIS WEEKEND, July 9 & 10, at the Wildflower Center! We can’t wait to see those wagging tails on our trails. Get details via link in bio. 

PHOTO: @alitexas

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
What are your Fourth of July plans? The Wildflower Center will be open normal hours and some of our plants look like fireworks! Plan your visit via link in bio. 

PHOTO: Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
There are shady spots all over the Wildflower Center — including beneath the petals of purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), if you're extra tiny. Can you spot the grasshopper in this photo? 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Field of Light tickets go on sale THIS MONTH! We promise to keep you posted. In the meantime, check out this video to learn what inspired @brucemunrostudio to create his solar-powered installation. Spoiler alert: It’s the same thing that inspires us — the earth’s natural landscape! (See transcript in comments.) 

Learn more about Field of Light via link in bio. 

VIDEO: 
Field of Light, Sensorio. 
Copyright © 2022 Bruce Munro. All rights reserved. 
Brucemunro.co.uk 

#FieldOfLightAustin #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight 
#StayWild
Join us THIS EVENING for the final Nature Nights of the season. It's all about caves, mud & water, so wear something machine washable ;). Follow link in bio for deets. 

P.S. If you haven't heard, there will be cave tours! Sign-up for those begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Family Garden. 

PHOTO: Mud painting at the Wildflower Center 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Look closely! This isn’t JUST a picture of a native coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) leaf. What else do you see?  

PHOTO: Katherine Daniels (@naturewalker1)  

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
How do you know if a plant is a hibiscus? Carrie McDonald, our volunteer services manager, shares a trick in this video. See transcript in comments. 

Fun fact: cotton and okra are also members of the Malvaceae (Mallow) family. 

PHOTOS: 1. Scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus laevis), 2. Rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala), 3. Wax mallow (Malvaviscus arboreus) 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
For this month’s mandala, artist Larissa van der Steen Quon collected plant matter from our Savanna Meadow, which she says has been seasonally "sun washed into muted golden tones." Doesn’t this hypnotic composition of architectural seed heads resemble the sun itself? 

PHOTO: Larissa van der Steen Quon (@wildalcove) 
 
#MandalaMonday #LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Want to explore one of the Wildflower Center’s caves? Join us for the final Nature Nights of the season this Thursday, June 30 — and be sure to arrive early! Sign-up for cave tours will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Family Garden, and space is limited. For safety information and details about events happening above ground (scavenger hunts, mud painting, etc.) see link in bio. 

PHOTO: Family Caving by Tanya Zastrow

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Come on, get happy — our partridge peas (Chamaecrista fasciculata) are blooming! This native plant provides bright summer color, attracting plenty of bees and butterflies. TIP: The patch in our Hill Country Meadow looks most stunning in the morning light! Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
How’d your dog handle the firework sounds? If Fido is still hiding in the bathroom, assure him that fun is on the horizon. Dog Days are happening THIS WEEKEND, July 9 & 10, at the Wildflower Center! We can’t wait to see those wagging tails on our trails. Get details via link in bio. 

PHOTO: @alitexas

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
What are your Fourth of July plans? The Wildflower Center will be open normal hours and some of our plants look like fireworks! Plan your visit via link in bio. 

PHOTO: Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
There are shady spots all over the Wildflower Center — including beneath the petals of purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), if you're extra tiny. Can you spot the grasshopper in this photo? 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Field of Light tickets go on sale THIS MONTH! We promise to keep you posted. In the meantime, check out this video to learn what inspired @brucemunrostudio to create his solar-powered installation. Spoiler alert: It’s the same thing that inspires us — the earth’s natural landscape! (See transcript in comments.) 

Learn more about Field of Light via link in bio. 

VIDEO: 
Field of Light, Sensorio. 
Copyright © 2022 Bruce Munro. All rights reserved. 
Brucemunro.co.uk 

#FieldOfLightAustin #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight 
#StayWild
Join us THIS EVENING for the final Nature Nights of the season. It's all about caves, mud & water, so wear something machine washable ;). Follow link in bio for deets. 

P.S. If you haven't heard, there will be cave tours! Sign-up for those begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Family Garden. 

PHOTO: Mud painting at the Wildflower Center 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Look closely! This isn’t JUST a picture of a native coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) leaf. What else do you see?  

PHOTO: Katherine Daniels (@naturewalker1)  

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
How do you know if a plant is a hibiscus? Carrie McDonald, our volunteer services manager, shares a trick in this video. See transcript in comments. 

Fun fact: cotton and okra are also members of the Malvaceae (Mallow) family. 

PHOTOS: 1. Scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus laevis), 2. Rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala), 3. Wax mallow (Malvaviscus arboreus) 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
For this month’s mandala, artist Larissa van der Steen Quon collected plant matter from our Savanna Meadow, which she says has been seasonally "sun washed into muted golden tones." Doesn’t this hypnotic composition of architectural seed heads resemble the sun itself? 

PHOTO: Larissa van der Steen Quon (@wildalcove) 
 
#MandalaMonday #LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Want to explore one of the Wildflower Center’s caves? Join us for the final Nature Nights of the season this Thursday, June 30 — and be sure to arrive early! Sign-up for cave tours will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Family Garden, and space is limited. For safety information and details about events happening above ground (scavenger hunts, mud painting, etc.) see link in bio. 

PHOTO: Family Caving by Tanya Zastrow

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild

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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