Member Appreciation Month

Celebrating our members with perks all month

HOURS

Open Daily
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ADMISSIONS

Adults – $12
Youth – $6
Members – FREE

FIND US

4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739
512.232.0100

Welcome to the Botanic Garden of Texas

Austin Cave Festival

Free family fun Saturday, Feb. 22

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Foraging for Native Edibles

Saturday, March 14

Wild Supper Club

Friday, April 10

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Native Plant Gardening Series

March 14, 15, 21 & 28
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Spring Native Plant Sale

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18

Sat 22

Austin Cave Festival

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 29

Gardening for Newcomers

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mar 01

Yoga & Singing Bowls

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mar 14

Foraging for Native Edibles

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 14

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

A glimpse at what you might see now

Instagram post 2246664827534978118_1134410758 You know it’s about to be spring in #CentralTexas when nature starts throwing elbows! Right about now elbow bush (Forestiera pubescens) starts popping with small, sea urchin-esque yellow petals to announce the shift in seasons. The common name comes from this plant’s habit of branching at right angles, while “pubescens” refers to its fuzzy leaves — a helpful trait for IDing this bush in the non-blooming season. More info in today’s Story. #weirdplants #blooming_macro #strangebeauty #nativeplantsofnorthamerica #springiscomingsoon
Instagram post 2245921245081449682_1134410758 May your Monday have wings! •••
📸: Eastern black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) on just-blooming prairie verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida) by Bill J Boyd
Instagram post 2243957044448567363_1134410758 Some 🌿 ways to show love: 🌱Plant a native plant to show 💚 for the earth 🐿Take someone you love (it can be yourself!) on a walk in nature 🌼 Send someone a picture of a wildflower and say “I was thinking of you” (Nothing blooming where you are? Lots of plants are stunning even when they’re not blooming🌵) ✏️🌺Ask your S.O., family or a friend if they would like to plan a garden together 🦉What would you add to the list? 📸: Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) #loveblooms #plantlovercommunity #lovelanguages #natureismyvalentine
Instagram post 2242388498207610345_1134410758 🏆🧚🏾‍♂️The people have spoken! Based on votes from our guests, the 2019-20 #Fortlandia People's Choice Award goes to Fairy Pavilion, designed by local artist James Edward Talbot.Made of repurposed lumber & Ashe juniper wood, w/ a roof of flattened aluminum cans (think: 🐉 scales), this fort cast a magical spell on explorers of all ages✨. Congrats, Talbot! 👏🏽
Instagram post 2240865768966529836_1134410758 Here for your sunshine-on-a-rainy-day fix is four-nerve daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa), a very reliable little bloomer displaying bright gold ray flowers through the entire year if conditions are right. These dependable daisies prefer dry plains and sunny, rocky hillsides (but they’ll be your bloom thru the gloom too). Get close to scope their cute three-toothed petals and namesake purple veins, but note: they’ll emit an unpleasant odor when picked. So leave the wildflowers for the bees and opt for a flower-crown filter on your next selfie instead. #rideordie #daisy #rockgarden #sunnyflowers #asteraceae #illbethereforyouwhentherainstartstofall #txwildflowers2020
Instagram post 2238040906816507649_1134410758 Floral feeds are fantastic, but if you want beauties like this Spanish dagger (Yucca treculeana) brightening up your inbox, slide into our email list (link in bio)! We’ll send you a monthly What’s in Season 🌻 with totally drool-worthy plants AND you won’t miss announcements like summer camp registration (it sells out!), special events, free days and must-reads from Wildflower mag🌿. Sign up at the link in bio and we PROMISE to send you flowers🌸💌. #yuccaplant #inboxme #gardenstagram #texasnativeplants
Instagram post 2237172563590896966_1134410758 Hold onto your blossoms — it’s going to be a cold one! 📸: Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) #earlybloomer #shrublife #texaswinter #atxweather #txwildflowers2020
Instagram post 2236535840796135751_1134410758 We 💚 our members so mulch! Feb. is Member Appreciation Month at the Wildflower Center, and we're handing you a big wildflower bouquet of benefits, FREEbies, giveaways, special treats & exclusive tours. Check out details in today’s Story, click the link in bio today or visit wildflower.org/members for the full list. #plantslove #naturecollage #mulching #naturelovers🍃
Instagram post 2235761625058822129_1134410758 A sunny & sweet “Happy New Month!” from Feb💛bloomers, golden grounsel (Packera obovata). Find these petite, cheerful bouquets at the base of the Tower and throughout the Inspiration Gardens at the Center🌿✨ #txwildflowers2020 #sunnyflowers #earlybloomer
Instagram post 2246664827534978118_1134410758 You know it’s about to be spring in #CentralTexas when nature starts throwing elbows! Right about now elbow bush (Forestiera pubescens) starts popping with small, sea urchin-esque yellow petals to announce the shift in seasons. The common name comes from this plant’s habit of branching at right angles, while “pubescens” refers to its fuzzy leaves — a helpful trait for IDing this bush in the non-blooming season. More info in today’s Story. #weirdplants #blooming_macro #strangebeauty #nativeplantsofnorthamerica #springiscomingsoon
Instagram post 2245921245081449682_1134410758 May your Monday have wings! •••
📸: Eastern black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) on just-blooming prairie verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida) by Bill J Boyd
Instagram post 2243957044448567363_1134410758 Some 🌿 ways to show love: 🌱Plant a native plant to show 💚 for the earth 🐿Take someone you love (it can be yourself!) on a walk in nature 🌼 Send someone a picture of a wildflower and say “I was thinking of you” (Nothing blooming where you are? Lots of plants are stunning even when they’re not blooming🌵) ✏️🌺Ask your S.O., family or a friend if they would like to plan a garden together 🦉What would you add to the list? 📸: Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) #loveblooms #plantlovercommunity #lovelanguages #natureismyvalentine
Instagram post 2242388498207610345_1134410758 🏆🧚🏾‍♂️The people have spoken! Based on votes from our guests, the 2019-20 #Fortlandia People's Choice Award goes to Fairy Pavilion, designed by local artist James Edward Talbot.Made of repurposed lumber & Ashe juniper wood, w/ a roof of flattened aluminum cans (think: 🐉 scales), this fort cast a magical spell on explorers of all ages✨. Congrats, Talbot! 👏🏽
Instagram post 2240865768966529836_1134410758 Here for your sunshine-on-a-rainy-day fix is four-nerve daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa var. scaposa), a very reliable little bloomer displaying bright gold ray flowers through the entire year if conditions are right. These dependable daisies prefer dry plains and sunny, rocky hillsides (but they’ll be your bloom thru the gloom too). Get close to scope their cute three-toothed petals and namesake purple veins, but note: they’ll emit an unpleasant odor when picked. So leave the wildflowers for the bees and opt for a flower-crown filter on your next selfie instead. #rideordie #daisy #rockgarden #sunnyflowers #asteraceae #illbethereforyouwhentherainstartstofall #txwildflowers2020
Instagram post 2238040906816507649_1134410758 Floral feeds are fantastic, but if you want beauties like this Spanish dagger (Yucca treculeana) brightening up your inbox, slide into our email list (link in bio)! We’ll send you a monthly What’s in Season 🌻 with totally drool-worthy plants AND you won’t miss announcements like summer camp registration (it sells out!), special events, free days and must-reads from Wildflower mag🌿. Sign up at the link in bio and we PROMISE to send you flowers🌸💌. #yuccaplant #inboxme #gardenstagram #texasnativeplants
Instagram post 2237172563590896966_1134410758 Hold onto your blossoms — it’s going to be a cold one! 📸: Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) #earlybloomer #shrublife #texaswinter #atxweather #txwildflowers2020
Instagram post 2236535840796135751_1134410758 We 💚 our members so mulch! Feb. is Member Appreciation Month at the Wildflower Center, and we're handing you a big wildflower bouquet of benefits, FREEbies, giveaways, special treats & exclusive tours. Check out details in today’s Story, click the link in bio today or visit wildflower.org/members for the full list. #plantslove #naturecollage #mulching #naturelovers🍃
Instagram post 2235761625058822129_1134410758 A sunny & sweet “Happy New Month!” from Feb💛bloomers, golden grounsel (Packera obovata). Find these petite, cheerful bouquets at the base of the Tower and throughout the Inspiration Gardens at the Center🌿✨ #txwildflowers2020 #sunnyflowers #earlybloomer

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