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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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Fortlandia

Daily, Oct. 8, 2022 – Jan. 29 

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

A close-up of a monarch butterfly on maximilian sunflower ( Helianthus maximiliani) blooms.

Monarch Exhibition

Thursdays – Saturdays, Nov. 3 – Dec. 30

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Holly Days Preview Party

Tuesday, Dec. 6

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

White and fluffy, the flower heads of bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) would look right at home on Santa's red suit. Seems appropriate, considering the season of giving has arrived! 

Find something perfect for everyone on your list TONIGHT, Dec. 6, at our Holly Days Preview Party. Shoppers can enjoy s'mores, holiday cocktails and 25% off all Gift Store merch - link in bio for details. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
December 5 is World Soil Day. Your soil is alive! Beneath our feet are beneficial insects, bacteria and wildlife with an ecosystem of their own. One way to promote good soil health in your landscape is to leave the leaves in the fall. Fallen leaves provide food and shelter for pollinators. The leaves will also break down into a natural mulch that helps suppress weeds and fertilize the soil. 

If you haven't been to the Wildflower Center recently, now is a great time to plan your visit and see all the colors of fall (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #WorldSoilDay
At this time of year, the Mexican buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) can be easily spotted by its signature three-seed pod. In the spring, these trees will bloom with fragrant, bright pink flowers reminiscent of cherry blossom trees or the Texas redbud (Cercis canadensis). Learn more and view pictures of the Mexican buckeye in different seasons in our Native Plants of North America database (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
You’re invited to our special Holly Days Preview Party on Tuesday, Dec. 6, an after-hours shopping event the whole family can enjoy. Get 25% off all regularly priced Gift Store merchandise, plus the chance to win giveaways every half hour! While you shop, warm up with some hot chocolate and s’mores or ring in the season with a holiday cocktail. Link in bio to RSVP! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Last chance to save! You have until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night, Dec. 2, to save 20% on all gift memberships. Use the code "GiftGreen" at checkout. A Wildflower Center membership is a great gift for every nature lover (or nature-loving family) on your list...or, treat yourself! Perks include free general admission, access to exclusive events, discounts on classes and more! Link in bio to give membership. PHOTO: John W. Clark #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
When you hear a rustling in the trees, it could be any of the birds and squirrels that call the Wildflower Center home. But if you look up, it might be one of our Arboretum or horticulture staff! 

Link in bio to read about the women tree climbers of the Wildflower Center in the latest issue of our magazine. Love the article? Pick up the magazine from the Gift Store or become a member to receive a complimentary, year-long subscription by mail. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Make our hearts flutter: this #GivingTuesday, help us inspire the conservation of native plants for decades to come by donating today. A $50,000 matching fund will double your gift for twice the impact. Every dollar helps support our gardens and the creatures that depend on them — including migrating monarchs! Link in bio to donate. 

Thank you for considering a donation today to be part of our environmental legacy and to share our commitment to building a more sustainable future. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We're hiring! We’re on a mission to make nature an essential part of childhood education, and we’re seeking a part-time education coordinator to support our efforts. This individual will help organize meetings, prepare program materials, compile reports and more. Link in bio for open positions at the Wildflower Center. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
"Many plants are returning to the earth in their descent into winter slumber, while vibrant wildflower seedlings are beginning to sprout," says artist Larissa van der Steen Quon. "This stark contrast of life and death is what makes this time of year in the meadow so special, I think." 

About the photo: Larissa van der Steen Quon (@wildalcove) visits the Wildflower Center monthly, using intentionally harvested plant matter (this month's selection is mostly from fallen material) to create mandalas that track the change of the seasons. This mandala is the tenth in her series.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #MandalaMonday
White and fluffy, the flower heads of bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) would look right at home on Santa's red suit. Seems appropriate, considering the season of giving has arrived! 

Find something perfect for everyone on your list TONIGHT, Dec. 6, at our Holly Days Preview Party. Shoppers can enjoy s'mores, holiday cocktails and 25% off all Gift Store merch - link in bio for details. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
December 5 is World Soil Day. Your soil is alive! Beneath our feet are beneficial insects, bacteria and wildlife with an ecosystem of their own. One way to promote good soil health in your landscape is to leave the leaves in the fall. Fallen leaves provide food and shelter for pollinators. The leaves will also break down into a natural mulch that helps suppress weeds and fertilize the soil. 

If you haven't been to the Wildflower Center recently, now is a great time to plan your visit and see all the colors of fall (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #WorldSoilDay
At this time of year, the Mexican buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) can be easily spotted by its signature three-seed pod. In the spring, these trees will bloom with fragrant, bright pink flowers reminiscent of cherry blossom trees or the Texas redbud (Cercis canadensis). Learn more and view pictures of the Mexican buckeye in different seasons in our Native Plants of North America database (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
You’re invited to our special Holly Days Preview Party on Tuesday, Dec. 6, an after-hours shopping event the whole family can enjoy. Get 25% off all regularly priced Gift Store merchandise, plus the chance to win giveaways every half hour! While you shop, warm up with some hot chocolate and s’mores or ring in the season with a holiday cocktail. Link in bio to RSVP! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Last chance to save! You have until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night, Dec. 2, to save 20% on all gift memberships. Use the code "GiftGreen" at checkout. A Wildflower Center membership is a great gift for every nature lover (or nature-loving family) on your list...or, treat yourself! Perks include free general admission, access to exclusive events, discounts on classes and more! Link in bio to give membership. PHOTO: John W. Clark #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
When you hear a rustling in the trees, it could be any of the birds and squirrels that call the Wildflower Center home. But if you look up, it might be one of our Arboretum or horticulture staff! 

Link in bio to read about the women tree climbers of the Wildflower Center in the latest issue of our magazine. Love the article? Pick up the magazine from the Gift Store or become a member to receive a complimentary, year-long subscription by mail. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Make our hearts flutter: this #GivingTuesday, help us inspire the conservation of native plants for decades to come by donating today. A $50,000 matching fund will double your gift for twice the impact. Every dollar helps support our gardens and the creatures that depend on them — including migrating monarchs! Link in bio to donate. 

Thank you for considering a donation today to be part of our environmental legacy and to share our commitment to building a more sustainable future. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We're hiring! We’re on a mission to make nature an essential part of childhood education, and we’re seeking a part-time education coordinator to support our efforts. This individual will help organize meetings, prepare program materials, compile reports and more. Link in bio for open positions at the Wildflower Center. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
"Many plants are returning to the earth in their descent into winter slumber, while vibrant wildflower seedlings are beginning to sprout," says artist Larissa van der Steen Quon. "This stark contrast of life and death is what makes this time of year in the meadow so special, I think." 

About the photo: Larissa van der Steen Quon (@wildalcove) visits the Wildflower Center monthly, using intentionally harvested plant matter (this month's selection is mostly from fallen material) to create mandalas that track the change of the seasons. This mandala is the tenth in her series.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #MandalaMonday

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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