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BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open with limited capacity

Questions? Call our hotline at 512.232.0101.
Read more about our response to COVID-19 here.

EVENTS & CLASSES

Join us for one of our exciting programs

Austin Museum Day

Austin Museum Day

Join us for a free day at the Center or listen to our audio tour to explore from home

Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis – VIRTUAL

Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis – VIRTUAL

An award-winning nature author gives life tips on connecting with nature in times of crisis

Native Plant Gardening Series: Integrated Pest Management – VIRTUAL

Native Plant Gardening Series: Integrated Pest Management – VIRTUAL

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: I.D. beneficial vs. harmful insects and learn best practices

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Instagram post 18135303289100581 Rudbeckia is said to represent Justice⚖️. It is a queenly and well loved wildflower that can grow aggressively and serves a variety of wildlife. It’s historically been employed to treat ailments. Its presence livens up any garden or meadow. Note, these flowers often display an ornate collar pattern and can give the impression of being haloed by a golden crown (as seen in the lower left). 💛

📸: Rudbeckia hirta 

#idissent #peaceandjustice #rbgblooms #flowersandhope
Instagram post 17952899275364320 🐦 Lookin like a snack! 🐤

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is full-on fruiting, arguably the most wonderful time of the year (especially if you’re a peckish bird). See today’s Story for a link to the plant’s profile in our database 🌱🤓 or check out the TLDR slide for quick facts. Have a beauty-full day! 🌿💕

#callicarpa #BeautyBerry #BirdFood #NativeTexasPlant #GardenCore
Instagram post 17864673785068620 It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in with you, friends! How are you? What are you enjoying and what are you looking forward to? 

We’re enjoying the abundance of bees like this bumbler on fall obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana), the beauty and fragrance of late summer blooms, deep breaths and birdsong and slightly cooler morning walks. We’re looking forward to our Fall Native Plant Sale, #Fortlandia, staying open late in October and fall classes (we’re announcing more each week!). 🌿🐝💚
Instagram post 17858792423121162 No matter whether the weather is wetter it’s better to weather the weather together. 🐦🎵 + Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) ⛈ 

👉🏽PS- This plant is in the same fam as yesterday’s featured rattlebush, the fab Fabaceae (pea family) ... and speaking of peas, check out our new class on food plants in today’s Story or at wildflower.org/learn 🥒

#Fabacea #LearnOnline #ATXWeather #RainyDayFeels
Instagram post 17864990675053225 Some of the most organized laborers we know of. They work long hours alongside our gardeners, landscape technicians, nursery crew and volunteers. 

Bumblebees on spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata) in the Edible Garden. 

#BeeWell #WorkerBees #Bombus #Monarda #PollinatorGardens
Instagram post 17869801621907434 We’re dropping good news like a sunflower drops seeds! Fortlandia, our outdoor interactive exhibition of unique forts, will return for a third season in our Texas Arboretum.

Members can explore Oct. 3 & 4 and the exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 5 - Jan. 31. You can see more deets, including our exciting lineup of fort designers, at the link in bio or wildflower.org/fortlandia.

Note: Reservations open 5 days in advance. Each day, a new date 5 days ahead will become available for reservation. Admission is included with your online purchase of a general admission ticket.
Instagram post 17845319312335010 Guess what’s back... our Fall Native Plant Sale! Things will look different this year, but we’ll still offer a spectacular variety of grasses, succulents, trees, shrubs, wetland plants & perennials. These native Texas plants will still provide food + habitat for birds & other wildlife, support pollinators, protect the soil, & help conserve water (and look cool doing it).

So what's different? This year’s plant sale will take place over 9 weekends (w/the first 2 for members only — sold out). Public days are Fri. - Sun, Oct. 9 - Nov. 22., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Other important changes:

🌱Shop by reservation only w/timed, one-hour shopping spots.

🌱Shoppers must wear a face covering + maintain distance from each other, volunteers & staff.

🌱Planning ahead is a must! We provide an online plant list plus support from our experts via email. 

Learn more in our link in bio today or at wildflower.org/plant-sales
Instagram post 18135303289100581 Rudbeckia is said to represent Justice⚖️. It is a queenly and well loved wildflower that can grow aggressively and serves a variety of wildlife. It’s historically been employed to treat ailments. Its presence livens up any garden or meadow. Note, these flowers often display an ornate collar pattern and can give the impression of being haloed by a golden crown (as seen in the lower left). 💛

📸: Rudbeckia hirta 

#idissent #peaceandjustice #rbgblooms #flowersandhope
Instagram post 17952899275364320 🐦 Lookin like a snack! 🐤

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is full-on fruiting, arguably the most wonderful time of the year (especially if you’re a peckish bird). See today’s Story for a link to the plant’s profile in our database 🌱🤓 or check out the TLDR slide for quick facts. Have a beauty-full day! 🌿💕

#callicarpa #BeautyBerry #BirdFood #NativeTexasPlant #GardenCore
Instagram post 17864673785068620 It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in with you, friends! How are you? What are you enjoying and what are you looking forward to? 

We’re enjoying the abundance of bees like this bumbler on fall obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana), the beauty and fragrance of late summer blooms, deep breaths and birdsong and slightly cooler morning walks. We’re looking forward to our Fall Native Plant Sale, #Fortlandia, staying open late in October and fall classes (we’re announcing more each week!). 🌿🐝💚
Instagram post 17858792423121162 No matter whether the weather is wetter it’s better to weather the weather together. 🐦🎵 + Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) ⛈ 

👉🏽PS- This plant is in the same fam as yesterday’s featured rattlebush, the fab Fabaceae (pea family) ... and speaking of peas, check out our new class on food plants in today’s Story or at wildflower.org/learn 🥒

#Fabacea #LearnOnline #ATXWeather #RainyDayFeels
Instagram post 17864990675053225 Some of the most organized laborers we know of. They work long hours alongside our gardeners, landscape technicians, nursery crew and volunteers. 

Bumblebees on spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata) in the Edible Garden. 

#BeeWell #WorkerBees #Bombus #Monarda #PollinatorGardens
Instagram post 17869801621907434 We’re dropping good news like a sunflower drops seeds! Fortlandia, our outdoor interactive exhibition of unique forts, will return for a third season in our Texas Arboretum.

Members can explore Oct. 3 & 4 and the exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 5 - Jan. 31. You can see more deets, including our exciting lineup of fort designers, at the link in bio or wildflower.org/fortlandia.

Note: Reservations open 5 days in advance. Each day, a new date 5 days ahead will become available for reservation. Admission is included with your online purchase of a general admission ticket.
Instagram post 17845319312335010 Guess what’s back... our Fall Native Plant Sale! Things will look different this year, but we’ll still offer a spectacular variety of grasses, succulents, trees, shrubs, wetland plants & perennials. These native Texas plants will still provide food + habitat for birds & other wildlife, support pollinators, protect the soil, & help conserve water (and look cool doing it).

So what's different? This year’s plant sale will take place over 9 weekends (w/the first 2 for members only — sold out). Public days are Fri. - Sun, Oct. 9 - Nov. 22., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Other important changes:

🌱Shop by reservation only w/timed, one-hour shopping spots.

🌱Shoppers must wear a face covering + maintain distance from each other, volunteers & staff.

🌱Planning ahead is a must! We provide an online plant list plus support from our experts via email. 

Learn more in our link in bio today or at wildflower.org/plant-sales

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