Luminations

A strollable winter tradition, this year lighting up our Texas Arboretum

Luminations

A strollable winter tradition, this year lighting up our Texas Arboretum

Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open by reservation with limited capacity

Questions? Call our hotline at 512.232.0101.
Read our safety guidelines.

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Holly Days Store Sale

Nov. 27 – Jan. 2

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Yoga & Singing Bowls – VIRTUAL

Monthly, First Sundays
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Winter Tree Pruning

Saturday, Dec. 5

Holiday Terrariums

Saturday, Dec. 12

Sat 05

Winter Tree Pruning – VIRTUAL

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 09

The Joy of Forest Bathing- VIRTUAL

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 12

Winter Care for Native Plants- VIRTUAL

December 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 12

Holiday Terrariums – VIRTUAL

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Sun-catching dazzler or ground-hogging menace? Watch it sway or keep away? In a recent Wildflower magazine edition of “Pull It or Plant It” two Center team members 🤩 stan/drag 😒🌾 inland sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium). Read the full story at the link in today’s story or peruse the pages at wildflower.org/magazine + be sure to tell us what you think about this species in the comments!
"The environment is ... where we all have a mutual interest." 
- Lady Bird Johnson

Our love and need for nature brings us together! We see it every day. People finding shared interest in our classes (both in person and across the web) and sharing joy in our gardens. Cultivating lifelong appreciation for native plants is what we do, and this year we’ve been able to reach even more of you through expanded virtual programs. 

Today is #GivingTuesday! Please support the Wildflower Center so we can keep bringing nature newbies, seasoned naturalists, aspiring gardeners, budding conservationists & ecological experts together to make a better world for us all. 

Link in bio or wildflower.org/donate 💚🌿
❄️If you’re gardening with native plants here in the Hill Country, you don’t have to worry much about the freezing temps we’re expecting (re: your garden). A few exceptions: Plants that are at their northernmost part of their range (such as chile pequin or Texas lantana) might be a little more cold-sensitive, especially if they are not well established or if they are in a particularly 🌬exposed area. Plants that are in containers may also be vulnerable without the benefit of insulation from the ground — but most will be fine. If you’re worried, cover them or move them to a sheltered place (garage, greenhouse, shed, etc.). Stay cozy, friends! 

#ATXWeather #WinterGardening
It’s a beautiful day to be outside... AND a beautiful day to save 20% off a Wildflower *gift* membership (while supporting a local nonprofit, y’all!) — flash sale code is YAUPON20 — see our Story to scope this year’s exclusive bonus gift and for a direct link or visit wildflower.org/join. 

*Discount for use on gifts to others only — share that Wildflower love. But it’s TOTALLY fair to tag someone to let them know this is on your wishlist! 💕🌿😉

📸: @alitexas
Sun makes the day new.
Tiny green plants emerge from earth.
Birds are singing the sky into place.
There is nowhere else I want to be but here.
 
- Joy Harjo, from "For Keeps"

From the tiniest hairstreak to the widest open sky, nature steadily gives us beautiful new beginnings to be thankful for every day. We're so grateful for the outdoors, for coneflowers and oak trees, for sunshine and soil — and we're grateful to be able to share these joys with you.

Wherever you are, we wish you wellness, peace and the sweet breathing of plants. 

📸: Hairstreak butterfly on Echinacea flower by @alitexas
Luminations opens Friday! We invite you to share in our favorite winter tradition. Take a magical stroll on our naturally beautiful Texas Arboretum Trail lined w/thousands of luminarias & illuminated oaks. We're lighting up select structures in #Fortlandia too! Here are some ways we're helping everyone have a safe + beautiful Luminations experience:

✨ 5 whole weeks of illuminated evenings (Nov. 27 - Jan. 3)

✨Luminations will be a one-way experience this year w/plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. 

✨Tickets are available with timed entry + limited capacity every night (link in bio or wildflower.org/luminations).   

✨We require all guests to adhere to our safety guidelines including maintaining distance and wearing a face covering.

📸: @tdimenno
"The environment is where we all meet." - Lady Bird Johnson

Whether the Wildflower Center has been a place for you to meet native Texas plants (hello, free database!), meet up with friends for a socially-distanced outdoor adventure, or meet yourself in a place of peace & beauty among wildflowers & wildlife, we hope we’ve made a difference in your world. With your support, we can grow our programs and offerings, maintain this vital and beautiful space, & keep our gates open to provide important connections with nature. If you can, please donate to the Wildflower Center today. Link in bio or wildflower.org/donate 💕🌿
Sun-catching dazzler or ground-hogging menace? Watch it sway or keep away? In a recent Wildflower magazine edition of “Pull It or Plant It” two Center team members 🤩 stan/drag 😒🌾 inland sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium). Read the full story at the link in today’s story or peruse the pages at wildflower.org/magazine + be sure to tell us what you think about this species in the comments!
"The environment is ... where we all have a mutual interest." 
- Lady Bird Johnson

Our love and need for nature brings us together! We see it every day. People finding shared interest in our classes (both in person and across the web) and sharing joy in our gardens. Cultivating lifelong appreciation for native plants is what we do, and this year we’ve been able to reach even more of you through expanded virtual programs. 

Today is #GivingTuesday! Please support the Wildflower Center so we can keep bringing nature newbies, seasoned naturalists, aspiring gardeners, budding conservationists & ecological experts together to make a better world for us all. 

Link in bio or wildflower.org/donate 💚🌿
❄️If you’re gardening with native plants here in the Hill Country, you don’t have to worry much about the freezing temps we’re expecting (re: your garden). A few exceptions: Plants that are at their northernmost part of their range (such as chile pequin or Texas lantana) might be a little more cold-sensitive, especially if they are not well established or if they are in a particularly 🌬exposed area. Plants that are in containers may also be vulnerable without the benefit of insulation from the ground — but most will be fine. If you’re worried, cover them or move them to a sheltered place (garage, greenhouse, shed, etc.). Stay cozy, friends! 

#ATXWeather #WinterGardening
It’s a beautiful day to be outside... AND a beautiful day to save 20% off a Wildflower *gift* membership (while supporting a local nonprofit, y’all!) — flash sale code is YAUPON20 — see our Story to scope this year’s exclusive bonus gift and for a direct link or visit wildflower.org/join. 

*Discount for use on gifts to others only — share that Wildflower love. But it’s TOTALLY fair to tag someone to let them know this is on your wishlist! 💕🌿😉

📸: @alitexas
Sun makes the day new.
Tiny green plants emerge from earth.
Birds are singing the sky into place.
There is nowhere else I want to be but here.
 
- Joy Harjo, from "For Keeps"

From the tiniest hairstreak to the widest open sky, nature steadily gives us beautiful new beginnings to be thankful for every day. We're so grateful for the outdoors, for coneflowers and oak trees, for sunshine and soil — and we're grateful to be able to share these joys with you.

Wherever you are, we wish you wellness, peace and the sweet breathing of plants. 

📸: Hairstreak butterfly on Echinacea flower by @alitexas
Luminations opens Friday! We invite you to share in our favorite winter tradition. Take a magical stroll on our naturally beautiful Texas Arboretum Trail lined w/thousands of luminarias & illuminated oaks. We're lighting up select structures in #Fortlandia too! Here are some ways we're helping everyone have a safe + beautiful Luminations experience:

✨ 5 whole weeks of illuminated evenings (Nov. 27 - Jan. 3)

✨Luminations will be a one-way experience this year w/plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. 

✨Tickets are available with timed entry + limited capacity every night (link in bio or wildflower.org/luminations).   

✨We require all guests to adhere to our safety guidelines including maintaining distance and wearing a face covering.

📸: @tdimenno
"The environment is where we all meet." - Lady Bird Johnson

Whether the Wildflower Center has been a place for you to meet native Texas plants (hello, free database!), meet up with friends for a socially-distanced outdoor adventure, or meet yourself in a place of peace & beauty among wildflowers & wildlife, we hope we’ve made a difference in your world. With your support, we can grow our programs and offerings, maintain this vital and beautiful space, & keep our gates open to provide important connections with nature. If you can, please donate to the Wildflower Center today. Link in bio or wildflower.org/donate 💕🌿

Help us spread the beauty!

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