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BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open by reservation with limited capacity

Questions? Call our hotline at 512.232.0101.
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EVENTS & CLASSES

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

Tuesday Twilights

Tuesdays in October, 5 – 7 p.m.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fridays – Sundays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 22

Sun 25

An Introduction to Asteraceae (NEW) – VIRTUAL

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 28

Sprouts Story Time

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Thu 29

Garden Dance Jams – NEW

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Nov 03

Parent & Toddler Yoga – VIRTUAL

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Nov 05

Migratory Birds in the Landscape

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Instagram post 17883179458838609 Featured Fort Friday! One of the most fantastic things about #Fortlandia in the wide open spaces (& oak-canopied nooks) of the Texas Arboretum is seeing how the seasons, time of day, plants and landscape all interact with the structures to create constantly changing and completely unique moments + experiences. A greenhouse of sorts, @letterpressplay ‘s Community Garden is composed of materials that delight the senses with color, light and movement. Community participation and multiple visits will highlight changes as this collaborative fort “grows” over time. 

This fort is sponsored by Melinda and Stephen Winn

📸: Josh Baker/ @azulox
Instagram post 18117510112155455 We asked, “How can we offer more joy in this moment?” and decided one way is through the gift of time. Throughout October we’re open until 7 p.m. with special Tuesday Twilights featuring grab-and-go picnic boxes + special beverages from Wildflower Café. 

✨TONIGHT enjoy a special distanced dance performance, “Murmur” from Collide Arts at 5:15 & 6:15 p.m. More beauty, more hours for flowers, more QT w/friends & loved ones w/room to distance, more reasons to love this season. (And yes, Fortlandia stays open too!) Reservations at link in our bio or wildflower.org/visit 

📸: Horticulturist Amy Galloway
Instagram post 18014244781290209 “...you can really abandon any romantic idea of creating a home for these angelic creatures – the best you can do is to provide them with a good pub. And like all popular wayside inns it must have a plentiful supply of standard drinks always on tap.” — Miriam Rothschild, The Butterfly Gardener

As far as Texas is concerned, monarch butterflies are just passing through — but you can transform your landscape into a great pub for them (and other pollinators) by planting nectar-rich native flowers. Make sure your pub is open for business in spring and fall when the monarchs are visiting and in need of fuel (calories). See the guide linked in today’s Story, and or visit wildflower.org/learn/power-the-migration

📸: Danaus plexippus on Conoclinium greggii by @tdimenno
Instagram post 17874820723945432 Do you think maybe this bumblebee on Salvia BALLOTiflora is reminding everyone to get bzzzy early voting? See our Story today for a helpful guide to checking all the boxes to support native bees! ✅🐝

📸: Shrubby blue sage by Jon Merz

#txpollinators #txwildflowers2020 #beegarden
Instagram post 17869221371028325 Green > Screens. Every 20 min. take 20 sec. (at least) to look at something 20 ft.  away. We hope you’ve got something green to take in like the gorgeous gradients of verdancy seen in this scene. 👀🌿

📸: Front — American century plant (Agave Americana) |Back — Texas persimmon (Diospyros texana), ash juniper (Juniperus ashei), Arizona cypress (Hesperocyparis arizonica), more ash juniper 

#202020 #NatureBreak #AgavePlant #EvergreenTrees
Instagram post 17883179458838609 Featured Fort Friday! One of the most fantastic things about #Fortlandia in the wide open spaces (& oak-canopied nooks) of the Texas Arboretum is seeing how the seasons, time of day, plants and landscape all interact with the structures to create constantly changing and completely unique moments + experiences. A greenhouse of sorts, @letterpressplay ‘s Community Garden is composed of materials that delight the senses with color, light and movement. Community participation and multiple visits will highlight changes as this collaborative fort “grows” over time. 

This fort is sponsored by Melinda and Stephen Winn

📸: Josh Baker/ @azulox
Instagram post 18117510112155455 We asked, “How can we offer more joy in this moment?” and decided one way is through the gift of time. Throughout October we’re open until 7 p.m. with special Tuesday Twilights featuring grab-and-go picnic boxes + special beverages from Wildflower Café. 

✨TONIGHT enjoy a special distanced dance performance, “Murmur” from Collide Arts at 5:15 & 6:15 p.m. More beauty, more hours for flowers, more QT w/friends & loved ones w/room to distance, more reasons to love this season. (And yes, Fortlandia stays open too!) Reservations at link in our bio or wildflower.org/visit 

📸: Horticulturist Amy Galloway
Instagram post 18014244781290209 “...you can really abandon any romantic idea of creating a home for these angelic creatures – the best you can do is to provide them with a good pub. And like all popular wayside inns it must have a plentiful supply of standard drinks always on tap.” — Miriam Rothschild, The Butterfly Gardener

As far as Texas is concerned, monarch butterflies are just passing through — but you can transform your landscape into a great pub for them (and other pollinators) by planting nectar-rich native flowers. Make sure your pub is open for business in spring and fall when the monarchs are visiting and in need of fuel (calories). See the guide linked in today’s Story, and or visit wildflower.org/learn/power-the-migration

📸: Danaus plexippus on Conoclinium greggii by @tdimenno
Instagram post 17874820723945432 Do you think maybe this bumblebee on Salvia BALLOTiflora is reminding everyone to get bzzzy early voting? See our Story today for a helpful guide to checking all the boxes to support native bees! ✅🐝

📸: Shrubby blue sage by Jon Merz

#txpollinators #txwildflowers2020 #beegarden
Instagram post 17869221371028325 Green > Screens. Every 20 min. take 20 sec. (at least) to look at something 20 ft.  away. We hope you’ve got something green to take in like the gorgeous gradients of verdancy seen in this scene. 👀🌿

📸: Front — American century plant (Agave Americana) |Back — Texas persimmon (Diospyros texana), ash juniper (Juniperus ashei), Arizona cypress (Hesperocyparis arizonica), more ash juniper 

#202020 #NatureBreak #AgavePlant #EvergreenTrees

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