Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open by reservation with limited capacity

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Parent & Toddler Yoga

First & Third Tuesdays

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Edible Native Plants

Saturday, Feb. 27

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Yoga & Singing Bowls

Monthly, First Sundays
Sat 27
Sat 27

The Science of Native Plant Dyes – VIRTUAL

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 02

Parent & Toddler Yoga

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mar 03

Sprouts Story Time

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Mar 06

Gardening for Newcomers- VIRTUAL

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

UPDATE ☀️ The sun is out and giving the Center a big warm hug! We're happy to announce that our garden gates will open tomorrow. Come move through the sweet air of early spring, take a rest under a resilient native tree, or dance on the Play Lawn in the Family Garden. We will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning; as always, members can reserve entry beginning at 8 a.m. We look forward to seeing you! Note: Masks and reservations required. 👀 wildflower.org/visit or link in bio.

PS — Yes, we will still be giving tips on post-freeze native plant care... soon. The best gardeners are patient gardeners and our experts are rallying to #DoAllTheThings
👁👁 We 🌱promise🌱 we will share winter gardening tips and wildflower season thoughts this coming week. Please know our staff members are recovering from the same week as the rest of our community and we’re giving everyone space, time and compassion to care for their homes, loved ones, neighbors and selves. In the meantime, native plants will go about the business of participating in the carbon cycle. 
💚 
Still v. anxious? 
Head to wildflower.org/learn (link in bio) and sign up for our Native Plant Gardening Series where experts will guide you through spring planning, gardening and ongoing maintenance. 

📸: Ryan Mecredy
Update: Remaining closed for Friday, Feb. 12 

The Center will close immediately and until further notice. With falling rain and freezing temperatures, the National Weather Service advises against travel in our area. Stay safe, y’all! Members, this is a great time to curl up with your new edition of Wildflower magazine (tell us what your favorite feature is!) and we’ll put some more recommended reads in our Stories.

📸: Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) berries with frost
We’re hiring!
Looking for an occupation centered on conservation? Follow that bird! All roles on our Wildflower team support native plants and getting more people out to enjoy the benefits of time outdoors. We are presently seeking to fill the following indispensable positions:
•Building Attendant (Part Time, Seasonal) 
•Development Associate (Full Time) 
•Guest Experience Associates (Full Time, Multiple Openings)

Read all about the roles & tag someone you know who may be a great fit! wildflower.org/jobs (link in today’s Story).

📸: Cardinal by Bill J. Boyd
"We can learn to pay attention to the small details, not just the epic landscapes. We can learn that if we’re so busy bagging miles and peaks that we don’t stop to notice and admire where we are — we might as well be at the gym. We can learn that greeting flowers by name is an offering to the universe... we can learn that we do not have to be conquering anything — not a trail, not a river, or a rock wall — to have a relationship with nature. We don’t have to go any further than our backyards or the park across the street. All it takes is a quiet moment of admiration of a plant in bloom."

Tiffany McClain for @melaninbasecamp 

📸✨First prairie verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida) spotted in our Texas Arboretum by land technician Jon Merz
Hey, night owls, It’s #FeedTheBirdsDay! While the waxwings have been helping themselves to a holly fruit feast and robins are worming in the clearings between oaks at the Center, some urban/suburban areas are really barren in terms of calories for our feathered friends. What’s better than a hanging bird feeder? Planting living bird feeders! Read: A variety of fauna-supporting native flora. Check out today’s story for an article that will make you want to shake a tail feather and plant some food for the birds.

📸 Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) snacking on Yaupon holly berries (Ilex vomitoria)
UPDATE ☀️ The sun is out and giving the Center a big warm hug! We're happy to announce that our garden gates will open tomorrow. Come move through the sweet air of early spring, take a rest under a resilient native tree, or dance on the Play Lawn in the Family Garden. We will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning; as always, members can reserve entry beginning at 8 a.m. We look forward to seeing you! Note: Masks and reservations required. 👀 wildflower.org/visit or link in bio.

PS — Yes, we will still be giving tips on post-freeze native plant care... soon. The best gardeners are patient gardeners and our experts are rallying to #DoAllTheThings
👁👁 We 🌱promise🌱 we will share winter gardening tips and wildflower season thoughts this coming week. Please know our staff members are recovering from the same week as the rest of our community and we’re giving everyone space, time and compassion to care for their homes, loved ones, neighbors and selves. In the meantime, native plants will go about the business of participating in the carbon cycle. 
💚 
Still v. anxious? 
Head to wildflower.org/learn (link in bio) and sign up for our Native Plant Gardening Series where experts will guide you through spring planning, gardening and ongoing maintenance. 

📸: Ryan Mecredy
Update: Remaining closed for Friday, Feb. 12 

The Center will close immediately and until further notice. With falling rain and freezing temperatures, the National Weather Service advises against travel in our area. Stay safe, y’all! Members, this is a great time to curl up with your new edition of Wildflower magazine (tell us what your favorite feature is!) and we’ll put some more recommended reads in our Stories.

📸: Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) berries with frost
We’re hiring!
Looking for an occupation centered on conservation? Follow that bird! All roles on our Wildflower team support native plants and getting more people out to enjoy the benefits of time outdoors. We are presently seeking to fill the following indispensable positions:
•Building Attendant (Part Time, Seasonal) 
•Development Associate (Full Time) 
•Guest Experience Associates (Full Time, Multiple Openings)

Read all about the roles & tag someone you know who may be a great fit! wildflower.org/jobs (link in today’s Story).

📸: Cardinal by Bill J. Boyd
"We can learn to pay attention to the small details, not just the epic landscapes. We can learn that if we’re so busy bagging miles and peaks that we don’t stop to notice and admire where we are — we might as well be at the gym. We can learn that greeting flowers by name is an offering to the universe... we can learn that we do not have to be conquering anything — not a trail, not a river, or a rock wall — to have a relationship with nature. We don’t have to go any further than our backyards or the park across the street. All it takes is a quiet moment of admiration of a plant in bloom."

Tiffany McClain for @melaninbasecamp 

📸✨First prairie verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida) spotted in our Texas Arboretum by land technician Jon Merz
Hey, night owls, It’s #FeedTheBirdsDay! While the waxwings have been helping themselves to a holly fruit feast and robins are worming in the clearings between oaks at the Center, some urban/suburban areas are really barren in terms of calories for our feathered friends. What’s better than a hanging bird feeder? Planting living bird feeders! Read: A variety of fauna-supporting native flora. Check out today’s story for an article that will make you want to shake a tail feather and plant some food for the birds.

📸 Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) snacking on Yaupon holly berries (Ilex vomitoria)

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