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Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Story Time

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

Thu 26

Get FIT Mini-Series

May 26 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Thu 26

Story Time

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Jun 01

Story Time

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Jun 02

Summer Series: Botanical Illustration

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jun 02

Story Time

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Don’t the flower clusters of butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) look like campfire flames? They’re certainly as mesmerizing. It’s no wonder monarch (Danaus plexippus), queen (Danaus gilippus), and grey hairstreak (Strymon melinus) butterflies have all fallen under this native plant’s spell. See if you can spot them flitting about the orange-red blooms in our Theme Gardens. 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) are often mistaken for chameleons because they change color, morphing from brown to green depending on environment and mood. Typically 5 to 7 inches long, these beneficial garden visitors eat an array of small insects. See if you can spot one at the Wildflower Center next time you're here! 

Plan your visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
With decorative bark, color-changing leaves, and occasional bursts of cloudlike flower clusters, smoke trees (Cotinus obovatus) provide year-round entertainment. Which of this native plant’s seasonal phases do you most enjoy? Hurry to our gardens to catch its spring blooms before they disappear (like smoke in the wind). Plan your visit via link in bio. 

PHOTO: Sally and Andy Wasowski

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Located in the Family Garden, Lynda’s Library is a place for our youngest visitors to take a break from nature play and enjoy a good read. Named in honor of Lynda Johnson Robb (daughter of Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines Johnson), this gazebo-like structure provides shaded seating and a lending library of children’s books. Borrow a book or purchase one to donate from our Gift Store on your next visit! See link in bio for guidelines.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
What’s the tallest giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima) you’ve ever seen? They can reach 6 feet, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the ones currently growing in our gardens get close to that height. Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust 

Annie Donovan tied the knot in our gardens this spring, surrounded by wildflowers and people who make her happy. We are honored to host weddings and private events. Is there something you want to celebrate? See link in bio for venue details. 
 
From left to right: Nealy Mincher, Annie Donovan, Tenee Hart
Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) is also called Texas plume because of its feather-like appearance. If we didn’t know better, we’d guess this native plant had been plucked from the tail of a phoenix! 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Know an incoming 4th or 5th grader who was bummed to hear Camp Wildflower sold out? GREAT NEWS! We’ve reopened registration for that age group. There are only a few available spots, so snag one while you can via link in bio.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
BIG news! Field of Light, an immersive installation by @BruceMunroStudio, is coming to the Wildflower Center. 

Starting September 9, our 16-acre Arboretum will feature a stunning display of 28,000 subtly lit, solar-powered spheres that unite with the natural topography to showcase the intersection of art, technology and nature. Strolling through the installation is designed to inspire a sense of shared existence, and of being part of life’s essential pattern. 

Tickets for @FieldofLightAustin go on sale in July. Learn more via link in bio.

PHOTO: Field of Light at Sensorio by Serena Munro 

#FieldOfLightAustin, #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight #StayWild
Don’t the flower clusters of butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) look like campfire flames? They’re certainly as mesmerizing. It’s no wonder monarch (Danaus plexippus), queen (Danaus gilippus), and grey hairstreak (Strymon melinus) butterflies have all fallen under this native plant’s spell. See if you can spot them flitting about the orange-red blooms in our Theme Gardens. 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) are often mistaken for chameleons because they change color, morphing from brown to green depending on environment and mood. Typically 5 to 7 inches long, these beneficial garden visitors eat an array of small insects. See if you can spot one at the Wildflower Center next time you're here! 

Plan your visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
With decorative bark, color-changing leaves, and occasional bursts of cloudlike flower clusters, smoke trees (Cotinus obovatus) provide year-round entertainment. Which of this native plant’s seasonal phases do you most enjoy? Hurry to our gardens to catch its spring blooms before they disappear (like smoke in the wind). Plan your visit via link in bio. 

PHOTO: Sally and Andy Wasowski

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Located in the Family Garden, Lynda’s Library is a place for our youngest visitors to take a break from nature play and enjoy a good read. Named in honor of Lynda Johnson Robb (daughter of Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines Johnson), this gazebo-like structure provides shaded seating and a lending library of children’s books. Borrow a book or purchase one to donate from our Gift Store on your next visit! See link in bio for guidelines.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
What’s the tallest giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima) you’ve ever seen? They can reach 6 feet, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the ones currently growing in our gardens get close to that height. Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust 

Annie Donovan tied the knot in our gardens this spring, surrounded by wildflowers and people who make her happy. We are honored to host weddings and private events. Is there something you want to celebrate? See link in bio for venue details. 
 
From left to right: Nealy Mincher, Annie Donovan, Tenee Hart
Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) is also called Texas plume because of its feather-like appearance. If we didn’t know better, we’d guess this native plant had been plucked from the tail of a phoenix! 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Know an incoming 4th or 5th grader who was bummed to hear Camp Wildflower sold out? GREAT NEWS! We’ve reopened registration for that age group. There are only a few available spots, so snag one while you can via link in bio.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
BIG news! Field of Light, an immersive installation by @BruceMunroStudio, is coming to the Wildflower Center. 

Starting September 9, our 16-acre Arboretum will feature a stunning display of 28,000 subtly lit, solar-powered spheres that unite with the natural topography to showcase the intersection of art, technology and nature. Strolling through the installation is designed to inspire a sense of shared existence, and of being part of life’s essential pattern. 

Tickets for @FieldofLightAustin go on sale in July. Learn more via link in bio.

PHOTO: Field of Light at Sensorio by Serena Munro 

#FieldOfLightAustin, #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight #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