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Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

Lady Bird Day (Free!)

Saturday, July 23

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

Mon 27

Summer Series: Yoga FIT

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Tue 28

Summer Series: Get FIT

June 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Tue 28

Summer Series: Get FIT

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Wed 29

Summer Series: Yoga FIT

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Thu 30

Summer Series: Get FIT

June 30 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Want to explore one of the Wildflower Center’s caves? Join us for the final Nature Nights of the season this Thursday, June 30 — and be sure to arrive early! Sign-up for cave tours will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Family Garden, and space is limited. For safety information and details about events happening above ground (scavenger hunts, mud painting, etc.) see link in bio. 

PHOTO: Family Caving by Tanya Zastrow

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Planning to hang out near a body of water this weekend? You have something in common with American crinum lilies (Crinum americanum)! Find them blooming around freshwater marshes, cypress swamps, and the edges of ditches and lakes. The beautiful patch pictured here resides in our Wetland Pond. Learn more about American crinum lilies via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It's #PollinatorWeek, and the busy bee in this video seems to be celebrating. "Party on the Texas lantana (Lantana urticoides) everyone!" We've planned a few festivities of our own. Join us this evening for Nature Nights: Pollinators and the Plants They Love. Admission is FREE. There'll even be a puppet show! See link in bio for details 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Allow us to brighten up your hump day — Field of Light tickets go on sale next month! See link in bio for details about the exhibition, which explores the intersection of art, technology and nature. 

#FieldOfLightAustin #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight 
#StayWild

Precedent image - Copyright © 2022 Bruce Munro. All rights reserved. Photograph by Mark Pickthall.
A Wildflower Center staff member recently noticed two lookalikes growing side by side in our Hill Country Meadow. One is a Texas gayfeather (Liatris punctata var. Mucronata) and the other is a woolly ironweed (Vernonia lindheimeri) — but which is which?! 

Hint: These plants will be a whole lot easier to differentiate when the one on the right starts blooming. 

See answer below hashtags. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
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ANSWER: Woolly ironweed (Left), Texas gayfeather (Right)
Did you hear the buzz? This week’s Nature Nights is all about pollinators and the plants they love. Join us Thursday, June 23, for a puppet show with live music by @heylollymusic, scavenger hunts, crafts and more! See link in bio for details. 

PHOTO: Bee pollinating an antelope-horn (Asclepias asperula) 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It may look like it’s from Mars, but Scarlet Clematis (Clematis texensis) is endemic to the Edwards Plateau. Passionate about native plants? GOOD NEWS: We’re hiring a full-time horticulturist! See link in bio for details. 

PHOTO: A feathery ball of plumed Scarlet Clematis (Clematis texensis) seeds, which show up shortly after the plant’s floral display. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Fawning over Friday? We don't blame you. Plan your (weekend!) Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

PHOTO: A fawn in our Savanna Meadow 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Yesterday, we had a very special visitor: Luci Baines Johnson! Not only is she the Luci behind the beloved Luci and Ian Family Garden, she’s an accomplished business leader and our founder’s youngest daughter. Catch her chat with @drnicolecross on @spectrumnews1tx next month during a special feature on influential Texas women. We’ll share more details soon and provide plenty of behind-the-scenes peeks, so be sure to check out our IG stories regularly! 

Photo from left to right: Dr. Nicole Cross, Luci Baines Johnson 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
We are thrilled to announce that @coloradostateuniversity has been named the new institutional partner for Landscape For Life, a program developed in 2011 by the Wildflower Center and @usbotanicgarden. By providing education on sustainable gardening practices, Landscape For Life works to combat climate change and support healthy ecosystems. Learn more via link in bio.

PHOTO: Purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Want to explore one of the Wildflower Center’s caves? Join us for the final Nature Nights of the season this Thursday, June 30 — and be sure to arrive early! Sign-up for cave tours will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Family Garden, and space is limited. For safety information and details about events happening above ground (scavenger hunts, mud painting, etc.) see link in bio. 

PHOTO: Family Caving by Tanya Zastrow

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Planning to hang out near a body of water this weekend? You have something in common with American crinum lilies (Crinum americanum)! Find them blooming around freshwater marshes, cypress swamps, and the edges of ditches and lakes. The beautiful patch pictured here resides in our Wetland Pond. Learn more about American crinum lilies via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It's #PollinatorWeek, and the busy bee in this video seems to be celebrating. "Party on the Texas lantana (Lantana urticoides) everyone!" We've planned a few festivities of our own. Join us this evening for Nature Nights: Pollinators and the Plants They Love. Admission is FREE. There'll even be a puppet show! See link in bio for details 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Allow us to brighten up your hump day — Field of Light tickets go on sale next month! See link in bio for details about the exhibition, which explores the intersection of art, technology and nature. 

#FieldOfLightAustin #LadyBirdWildflowers #BruceMunroLight 
#StayWild

Precedent image - Copyright © 2022 Bruce Munro. All rights reserved. Photograph by Mark Pickthall.
A Wildflower Center staff member recently noticed two lookalikes growing side by side in our Hill Country Meadow. One is a Texas gayfeather (Liatris punctata var. Mucronata) and the other is a woolly ironweed (Vernonia lindheimeri) — but which is which?! 

Hint: These plants will be a whole lot easier to differentiate when the one on the right starts blooming. 

See answer below hashtags. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
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ANSWER: Woolly ironweed (Left), Texas gayfeather (Right)
Did you hear the buzz? This week’s Nature Nights is all about pollinators and the plants they love. Join us Thursday, June 23, for a puppet show with live music by @heylollymusic, scavenger hunts, crafts and more! See link in bio for details. 

PHOTO: Bee pollinating an antelope-horn (Asclepias asperula) 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
It may look like it’s from Mars, but Scarlet Clematis (Clematis texensis) is endemic to the Edwards Plateau. Passionate about native plants? GOOD NEWS: We’re hiring a full-time horticulturist! See link in bio for details. 

PHOTO: A feathery ball of plumed Scarlet Clematis (Clematis texensis) seeds, which show up shortly after the plant’s floral display. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Fawning over Friday? We don't blame you. Plan your (weekend!) Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

PHOTO: A fawn in our Savanna Meadow 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Yesterday, we had a very special visitor: Luci Baines Johnson! Not only is she the Luci behind the beloved Luci and Ian Family Garden, she’s an accomplished business leader and our founder’s youngest daughter. Catch her chat with @drnicolecross on @spectrumnews1tx next month during a special feature on influential Texas women. We’ll share more details soon and provide plenty of behind-the-scenes peeks, so be sure to check out our IG stories regularly! 

Photo from left to right: Dr. Nicole Cross, Luci Baines Johnson 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
We are thrilled to announce that @coloradostateuniversity has been named the new institutional partner for Landscape For Life, a program developed in 2011 by the Wildflower Center and @usbotanicgarden. By providing education on sustainable gardening practices, Landscape For Life works to combat climate change and support healthy ecosystems. Learn more via link in bio.

PHOTO: Purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild

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