Space is limited. Reservations encouraged.

Welcome to the

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, 2023

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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 Store Sale

Daily, Dec. 7 – 23

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Your secret hideout awaits! Fortlandia is included with general admission for you to explore. This year’s exhibition of custom forts will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature. Have fun assembling your very own creation in our Fort Build area! Link in bio to plan your visit. 

PHOTO: Alicia Wells 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #Fortlandia
Our Power the Migration Exhibition is open Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon until Dec. 30, sponsored by H-E-B. Drop in to get a close-up look at Monarch butterflies and learn about this endangered species. This exhibition is included with admission - link in bio to plan your visit. 

PHOTO: Bill J. Boyd #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
@thedailytexan recently met with Director of Science and Conservation Dr. Sean Griffin and Lead Lab Technician Michael Caballero. The two Wildflower Center staffers explain the importance of Texas prairies and how you can play a critical role in the fight to save them by planting native plants (link in bio to watch the video). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Heads-up: The Wildflower Center will close early at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 for a private event. We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

Upcoming holiday closures: we will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Thank you for your understanding, and have a happy holiday! Link in bio to plan your visit.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
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
Your secret hideout awaits! Fortlandia is included with general admission for you to explore. This year’s exhibition of custom forts will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature. Have fun assembling your very own creation in our Fort Build area! Link in bio to plan your visit. 

PHOTO: Alicia Wells 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #Fortlandia
Our Power the Migration Exhibition is open Thursday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon until Dec. 30, sponsored by H-E-B. Drop in to get a close-up look at Monarch butterflies and learn about this endangered species. This exhibition is included with admission - link in bio to plan your visit. 

PHOTO: Bill J. Boyd #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
@thedailytexan recently met with Director of Science and Conservation Dr. Sean Griffin and Lead Lab Technician Michael Caballero. The two Wildflower Center staffers explain the importance of Texas prairies and how you can play a critical role in the fight to save them by planting native plants (link in bio to watch the video). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Heads-up: The Wildflower Center will close early at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 for a private event. We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

Upcoming holiday closures: we will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Thank you for your understanding, and have a happy holiday! Link in bio to plan your visit.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
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

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