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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 

Museum Store Sunday

Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 27

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

The male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) can be easily recognized by its striking, brilliant red color (the females are more of a cinnamon-brown) and signature head crest. They sing while actively protecting their nesting territory. It is widely believed that they are a sign of good luck and fortune when you see one - hopefully, some good luck will come to you by seeing this in your feed! 

Don't forget that today is Museum Store Sunday - 25% off all merch in the Gift Store until 4:30 p.m. today. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Need some stocking stuffers and holiday decor? Stop by our Gift Store on Sunday, Nov. 27, for #MuseumStoreSunday. Visitors can enjoy hourly giveaways and 25% off all merch, including cute-as-a-button avian ornaments (members get an additional 5% off)! Our Gift Store is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
A Naturally Good Gift: we've got 20% off all gift memberships through Dec. 2! Members get free general admission for a full year, discounts on classes, Gift Store items and Wildflower Café fare, exclusive access to members-only events, and so much more! Use the code "GiftGreen" at checkout to save on your holiday shopping and support the Wildflower Center (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your holiday season is full of love, laughter and the peaceful beauty of nature. Please enjoy a special message of gratitude from our executive director (video link in bio). 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
🦃 The Wildflower Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen for regular hours on Friday, November 25. Visit our link in the bio for info on upcoming events and more. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Ready for the holidays? ✨Make it a magical night for the family with a visit to #FieldofLight. Students and teachers with valid school ID can purchase a discounted ticket to enjoy Field of Light on December 1 & 4. Tag a friend who needs to know! Link in bio for tickets.

📷: @rohofoto

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #FieldofLightAustin
Autumn sage (Salvia greggii) is a native Texas plant and a favorite among hummingbirds. Different regions of Texas will see a different primary color for the bloom - ranging from red to orange to pink to purple to white - with many shades in between. It is also an excellent choice for container gardening in Central Texas. Read more about autumn sage and other plants in our Native Plants of North America database (link in bio). 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Save the date! The Wildflower Center and other area museums and cultural institutions invite you and your family to "Be A Patron" on Museum Store Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. We're offering hourly giveaways and 25 percent off all regular-priced merchandise in our Gift Store (members will get an additional 5% off)! This is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for friends and family. Our Gift Store is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Pictured here: We carry many chic collections from Scout Curated Wears, a female-owned jewelry company. These Stone Meteor Thread earrings come in various metals and stones to fit your unique style. Find these and much more in our Gift Store!

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #MuseumStoreSunday #BeAPatron
Field of Light will be open and operating on the normal schedule on Sunday, Nov. 20. Please dress appropriately for the weather - paths may be a little wet from yesterday's rain, so we recommend wearing rain boots. Holiday tickets are going fast! Link in bio to purchase. PHOTO: Roger Ho #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) enjoy eating the small berries from fruiting trees, including cedar, juniper and yaupon. These birds are very social and almost always seen in groups. How many birds will you see on your next trip to the Wildflower Center? Link in bio for our upcoming events and info to plan your visit.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) can be easily recognized by its striking, brilliant red color (the females are more of a cinnamon-brown) and signature head crest. They sing while actively protecting their nesting territory. It is widely believed that they are a sign of good luck and fortune when you see one - hopefully, some good luck will come to you by seeing this in your feed! 

Don't forget that today is Museum Store Sunday - 25% off all merch in the Gift Store until 4:30 p.m. today. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Need some stocking stuffers and holiday decor? Stop by our Gift Store on Sunday, Nov. 27, for #MuseumStoreSunday. Visitors can enjoy hourly giveaways and 25% off all merch, including cute-as-a-button avian ornaments (members get an additional 5% off)! Our Gift Store is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
A Naturally Good Gift: we've got 20% off all gift memberships through Dec. 2! Members get free general admission for a full year, discounts on classes, Gift Store items and Wildflower Café fare, exclusive access to members-only events, and so much more! Use the code "GiftGreen" at checkout to save on your holiday shopping and support the Wildflower Center (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your holiday season is full of love, laughter and the peaceful beauty of nature. Please enjoy a special message of gratitude from our executive director (video link in bio). 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
🦃 The Wildflower Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen for regular hours on Friday, November 25. Visit our link in the bio for info on upcoming events and more. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Ready for the holidays? ✨Make it a magical night for the family with a visit to #FieldofLight. Students and teachers with valid school ID can purchase a discounted ticket to enjoy Field of Light on December 1 & 4. Tag a friend who needs to know! Link in bio for tickets.

📷: @rohofoto

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #FieldofLightAustin
Autumn sage (Salvia greggii) is a native Texas plant and a favorite among hummingbirds. Different regions of Texas will see a different primary color for the bloom - ranging from red to orange to pink to purple to white - with many shades in between. It is also an excellent choice for container gardening in Central Texas. Read more about autumn sage and other plants in our Native Plants of North America database (link in bio). 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Save the date! The Wildflower Center and other area museums and cultural institutions invite you and your family to "Be A Patron" on Museum Store Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. We're offering hourly giveaways and 25 percent off all regular-priced merchandise in our Gift Store (members will get an additional 5% off)! This is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for friends and family. Our Gift Store is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Pictured here: We carry many chic collections from Scout Curated Wears, a female-owned jewelry company. These Stone Meteor Thread earrings come in various metals and stones to fit your unique style. Find these and much more in our Gift Store!

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #MuseumStoreSunday #BeAPatron
Field of Light will be open and operating on the normal schedule on Sunday, Nov. 20. Please dress appropriately for the weather - paths may be a little wet from yesterday's rain, so we recommend wearing rain boots. Holiday tickets are going fast! Link in bio to purchase. PHOTO: Roger Ho #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) enjoy eating the small berries from fruiting trees, including cedar, juniper and yaupon. These birds are very social and almost always seen in groups. How many birds will you see on your next trip to the Wildflower Center? Link in bio for our upcoming events and info to plan your visit.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers

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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

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Reflections and Reclamation

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Grounded

Time travel via tallgrass prairie