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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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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

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
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
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
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

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A Different Light

Creative photography helps us see flowers with new eyes

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Reflections and Reclamation

On Black Botanists Week and the power of representation
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Grounded

Time travel via tallgrass prairie