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EVENTS & CLASSES

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A stylized rainbow pride flag made up of several horizontal photos of different colorful wildflowers.

Dino Nites

Friday evenings through June 28

A pipevine swallowtail butterfly pollinates a thistle plant.

Gardening for Wildlife Series

Sundays, July 14, 21 & 28

Tree

Forest Bathing

Sunday, July 7

A close up of a bunch of misty white Mexican plum blooms and leaves.

Yoga Retreat

Friday, July 26

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Exciting news - introducing the new Events IG for our botanical gardens! Follow @wildflowercenterevents to catch exclusive glimpses of the incredible happenings that unfold at the Wildflower Center after hours. Stay tuned for all the beautiful events highlighted on this dedicated account!✨💐

📷: Two Pair Photo (@twopairphoto) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Consider this your reminder to slow down and relax this weekend from your friends at the Wildflower Center! 🐌 

Did you know this common garden snail (Cornu aspersum) has a max speed of only 1.3 centimeters per second? Despite their pace, snails can be destructive to native plants and gardens. Check out the article on snail management from Mr. Smarty Plants at the link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Happy #SummerSolstice! We're soaking up the longest day of the year by enjoying the natural biodiversity of our gardens and green spaces, all of which depend on the sun's rays in order to create the nutrients that let them flourish. 

Want to join us at the Wildflower Center today? Plan your visit at the link in our bio! Remember - our summer hours are in effect, meaning we're open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. ☀️

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
We’re reflecting on freedom, growth, and resilience this Juneteenth. And there’s a long and often unknown legacy of Black Americans in horticulture. We remember the free and enslaved Black environmentalists, horticulturists, and gardeners – like George Washington Carver, Marie Clark Taylor and Edmund Albia – that have offered their indelible contributions to our native landscapes and the gardening culture of our country.

📷: Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) #WildlfowerCenter #StayWild
What's in Season: Fetid Passionflower, or Corona de Cristo (Passiflora foetida L.)! 💜💚

Known for its ripe smell and unique blossoms, this plant features showy purple and green flowers that bloom for just a few hours before closing. Besides its futuristic appearance, it also yields edible fruit and serves as a nectar source for various pollinators in summer and fall. Exercise caution when introducing this creeping vine to your garden, as it spreads quickly!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Jury’s still out on whether the Jurassic period dinosaurs were nocturnal, but there’s no doubt that the Dinosaurs Around the World dinos like the nightlife! Join us at Dino Nite this Friday, June 21st to uncover their nighttime antics  while you enjoy prehistoric popsicles, bust a move at the Dino Disco, and dig up some fun at our Excavation Station. 🦕🌿

Get your tickets at the link in our bio and get ready to travel back in time!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Did you know? Whitetail deer communicate through a variety of vocalizations, from grunts to snorts, and even whistle-like calls! Witnessing these graceful animals is always a gift. ✨🦌 

📷 Special thanks to photographer Bill J. Boyd for documenting this deer family out on our nature trails!

#WildlfowerCenter #StayWild
Honoring the Stars and Stripes on Flag Day! 🇺🇸 Our entrance gates proudly host the American flag, a symbol of our gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson for their remarkable public service and stewardship of our country’s environmental treasures. Today, let’s take a moment and remember the dedication of those who serve our nation!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #FlagDay
Step into the world of Mrs. Johnson's vision at our new exhibit! 🌼 In the Little House space, you can now explore Lady Bird's efforts to make the world more beautiful, one plant at a time. Discover the power of native wildflowers and plants to uplift spirits and conserve our precious ecosystems - join us at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and be inspired to create a greener, brighter future!

📷: Robert Knudsen/LBJ Library
Want to soak up the sun at the Wildflower Center? Starting June 15th through August 31st, our summer hours will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, with the gardens staying open until 3 p.m. for later arrivals. 🌻 Check out all of our gardens, explore the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, and catch all the rays you want earlier in the day! Plan your visit at the link in our bio!

📷: Theresa DiMenno  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Exciting news - introducing the new Events IG for our botanical gardens! Follow @wildflowercenterevents to catch exclusive glimpses of the incredible happenings that unfold at the Wildflower Center after hours. Stay tuned for all the beautiful events highlighted on this dedicated account!✨💐

📷: Two Pair Photo (@twopairphoto) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Consider this your reminder to slow down and relax this weekend from your friends at the Wildflower Center! 🐌 

Did you know this common garden snail (Cornu aspersum) has a max speed of only 1.3 centimeters per second? Despite their pace, snails can be destructive to native plants and gardens. Check out the article on snail management from Mr. Smarty Plants at the link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Happy #SummerSolstice! We're soaking up the longest day of the year by enjoying the natural biodiversity of our gardens and green spaces, all of which depend on the sun's rays in order to create the nutrients that let them flourish. 

Want to join us at the Wildflower Center today? Plan your visit at the link in our bio! Remember - our summer hours are in effect, meaning we're open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. ☀️

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
We’re reflecting on freedom, growth, and resilience this Juneteenth. And there’s a long and often unknown legacy of Black Americans in horticulture. We remember the free and enslaved Black environmentalists, horticulturists, and gardeners – like George Washington Carver, Marie Clark Taylor and Edmund Albia – that have offered their indelible contributions to our native landscapes and the gardening culture of our country.

📷: Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) #WildlfowerCenter #StayWild
What's in Season: Fetid Passionflower, or Corona de Cristo (Passiflora foetida L.)! 💜💚

Known for its ripe smell and unique blossoms, this plant features showy purple and green flowers that bloom for just a few hours before closing. Besides its futuristic appearance, it also yields edible fruit and serves as a nectar source for various pollinators in summer and fall. Exercise caution when introducing this creeping vine to your garden, as it spreads quickly!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Jury’s still out on whether the Jurassic period dinosaurs were nocturnal, but there’s no doubt that the Dinosaurs Around the World dinos like the nightlife! Join us at Dino Nite this Friday, June 21st to uncover their nighttime antics  while you enjoy prehistoric popsicles, bust a move at the Dino Disco, and dig up some fun at our Excavation Station. 🦕🌿

Get your tickets at the link in our bio and get ready to travel back in time!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Did you know? Whitetail deer communicate through a variety of vocalizations, from grunts to snorts, and even whistle-like calls! Witnessing these graceful animals is always a gift. ✨🦌 

📷 Special thanks to photographer Bill J. Boyd for documenting this deer family out on our nature trails!

#WildlfowerCenter #StayWild
Honoring the Stars and Stripes on Flag Day! 🇺🇸 Our entrance gates proudly host the American flag, a symbol of our gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson for their remarkable public service and stewardship of our country’s environmental treasures. Today, let’s take a moment and remember the dedication of those who serve our nation!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #FlagDay
Step into the world of Mrs. Johnson's vision at our new exhibit! 🌼 In the Little House space, you can now explore Lady Bird's efforts to make the world more beautiful, one plant at a time. Discover the power of native wildflowers and plants to uplift spirits and conserve our precious ecosystems - join us at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and be inspired to create a greener, brighter future!

📷: Robert Knudsen/LBJ Library
Want to soak up the sun at the Wildflower Center? Starting June 15th through August 31st, our summer hours will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, with the gardens staying open until 3 p.m. for later arrivals. 🌻 Check out all of our gardens, explore the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, and catch all the rays you want earlier in the day! Plan your visit at the link in our bio!

📷: Theresa DiMenno  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter

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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

On Black Botanists Week and the power of representation
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Grounded

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