Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, now open by reservation only

Questions? Call our hotline at 512.232.0101.
Read more about our response to COVID-19 here.

Tails on Trails

Bring your canine bestie to the Center this weekend

EVENTS & CLASSES

Join us for one of our exciting programs

Dog Days

Dog Days

It's time for trails + tails with your canine bestie!

Monarchs, Milkweeds & More – VIRTUAL

Monarchs, Milkweeds & More – VIRTUAL

Learn about the amazing, migrating monarch butterfly and the plants they depend on

Yoga & Singing Bowls – VIRTUAL

Yoga & Singing Bowls – VIRTUAL

Start your morning with movement, mindfulness and the music of Tibetan and quartz singing bowls & chimes

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Instagram post 17847441185200315 Western ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii) is a vibrant, 3-5 ft. tall shrub that grows in disturbed sites, rocky or sandy soils, and has a long bloom period (this plant can put out magenta bee-magnet blossoms until the first frost. Can you even imagine when that day will come?). Western ironweed can be a rampant botanical colonizer by way of rhizomes, so it’s best appreciated in meadows, pocket prairies and natural areas. The plant pictured here grows at the edge of our Savanna Meadow and Nectar Garden on some rocky steps that tend to keep it a little more contained. This Vernonia requires little water and lots of sun, provides food for birds, butterflies and bees, and is noted as highly deer resistant, so if you’ve got some room, it’d make a fine garden tenant in its native range.
Instagram post 18019190113283803 Dragonflies, tadpoles play
Heading down Dino Creek way
Where the cattail sways
Where the hummingbirds fly
Taking that trail to early July

📸: Broadleaf cattail (Typha latifolia) in the Family Garden

#CreekCore #Cattails #WaterGarden #BigThief #plantsorhotdogs
Instagram post 17871969772800303 Texas bluebells (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum) are absolutely owning the gardens this season. The otherworldly flowers are sweeter than ice cream + are said to be a fave of Mrs. Johnson's. If you can, come see them in our Central & Family Gardens ASAP because these ephemeral blooms are about to say adieu for now 💜. #bluebellseason #summerbloom #ourgardensyourhome #ladybirdjohnson
Instagram post 18147202834051926 We celebrate diversity every day at the Wildflower Center, but we’d like to shine some light on our LGBTQIA+ community in commemoration of Pride Month. Our work in gardens & landscapes teaches us that diversity brings strength, beauty & resilience — and that nurturing diversity creates supportive, healthy systems that thrive. “The environment is where we all meet,” said Lady Bird Johnson. We couldn’t agree more. We hope that today, & every day, you find the space to connect with the beautiful diversity of life on Earth. 
#AustinPrideOutside #PrideOutdside #GardenPride #EveryStripe #BotanicalGarden
Instagram post 18115944403121019 How’s everyone feeling about summer? ☀️⛈💚You can find year-round riches of colors and textures (and feels!) at the intersection of the Nectar Garden & the Family Garden where coneflowers, sages, sunflowers, muhly grasses, huisache trees, basket flowers and more are all represented and bringing their unique beauty (+ food and shelter for wildlife!) #colorfulgarden #summerbloom
Instagram post 18147220123036674 You know how sometimes you hear a song in the morning that just wakes you up and makes you smile? For Wildflower Center staff, that feeling often comes from something wonderful we see in the gardens or natural areas💚. Yesterday these pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) larvae captivated our gardeners & created quite a buzz. This batch of eye-catching cats are munching on swanflower (Aristolochia erecta), a small grass mimic in the pipevine family. This native plant species is endemic to (documented exclusively in) Texas. 🔈Sound on for #birdsong! 🐦#nativeplantsoftexas #lepidoptera #pollinatorweek #swallowtails #pipevinesnotpipelines
Instagram post 17885655283590601 Join us live right here Monday morning at 11:10 a.m. for a behind-the-scenes tour of our greenhouse & tree yard with Ryan Mecredy, propagation specialist 🌱
Instagram post 18146261638061180 Texas Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans) is a small, delicate plant that pops up in some vast, tough terrains. This non-aggressive vine is most commonly found in disturbed areas + prairies throughout all but the eastern edge of TX, as well as Mexico and some Southwestern states. Find it in dry soils, often in part shade with flowers from Oct. - April. Texas bindweed is a morning glory, so rise & hike! ☀️ #morningglories #nativeplantsoftexas #riseandhike #prairiecore #flowerswithoutborders
Instagram post 17847441185200315 Western ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii) is a vibrant, 3-5 ft. tall shrub that grows in disturbed sites, rocky or sandy soils, and has a long bloom period (this plant can put out magenta bee-magnet blossoms until the first frost. Can you even imagine when that day will come?). Western ironweed can be a rampant botanical colonizer by way of rhizomes, so it’s best appreciated in meadows, pocket prairies and natural areas. The plant pictured here grows at the edge of our Savanna Meadow and Nectar Garden on some rocky steps that tend to keep it a little more contained. This Vernonia requires little water and lots of sun, provides food for birds, butterflies and bees, and is noted as highly deer resistant, so if you’ve got some room, it’d make a fine garden tenant in its native range.
Instagram post 18019190113283803 Dragonflies, tadpoles play
Heading down Dino Creek way
Where the cattail sways
Where the hummingbirds fly
Taking that trail to early July

📸: Broadleaf cattail (Typha latifolia) in the Family Garden

#CreekCore #Cattails #WaterGarden #BigThief #plantsorhotdogs
Instagram post 17871969772800303 Texas bluebells (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum) are absolutely owning the gardens this season. The otherworldly flowers are sweeter than ice cream + are said to be a fave of Mrs. Johnson's. If you can, come see them in our Central & Family Gardens ASAP because these ephemeral blooms are about to say adieu for now 💜. #bluebellseason #summerbloom #ourgardensyourhome #ladybirdjohnson
Instagram post 18147202834051926 We celebrate diversity every day at the Wildflower Center, but we’d like to shine some light on our LGBTQIA+ community in commemoration of Pride Month. Our work in gardens & landscapes teaches us that diversity brings strength, beauty & resilience — and that nurturing diversity creates supportive, healthy systems that thrive. “The environment is where we all meet,” said Lady Bird Johnson. We couldn’t agree more. We hope that today, & every day, you find the space to connect with the beautiful diversity of life on Earth. 
#AustinPrideOutside #PrideOutdside #GardenPride #EveryStripe #BotanicalGarden
Instagram post 18115944403121019 How’s everyone feeling about summer? ☀️⛈💚You can find year-round riches of colors and textures (and feels!) at the intersection of the Nectar Garden & the Family Garden where coneflowers, sages, sunflowers, muhly grasses, huisache trees, basket flowers and more are all represented and bringing their unique beauty (+ food and shelter for wildlife!) #colorfulgarden #summerbloom
Instagram post 18147220123036674 You know how sometimes you hear a song in the morning that just wakes you up and makes you smile? For Wildflower Center staff, that feeling often comes from something wonderful we see in the gardens or natural areas💚. Yesterday these pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) larvae captivated our gardeners & created quite a buzz. This batch of eye-catching cats are munching on swanflower (Aristolochia erecta), a small grass mimic in the pipevine family. This native plant species is endemic to (documented exclusively in) Texas. 🔈Sound on for #birdsong! 🐦#nativeplantsoftexas #lepidoptera #pollinatorweek #swallowtails #pipevinesnotpipelines
Instagram post 17885655283590601 Join us live right here Monday morning at 11:10 a.m. for a behind-the-scenes tour of our greenhouse & tree yard with Ryan Mecredy, propagation specialist 🌱
Instagram post 18146261638061180 Texas Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans) is a small, delicate plant that pops up in some vast, tough terrains. This non-aggressive vine is most commonly found in disturbed areas + prairies throughout all but the eastern edge of TX, as well as Mexico and some Southwestern states. Find it in dry soils, often in part shade with flowers from Oct. - April. Texas bindweed is a morning glory, so rise & hike! ☀️ #morningglories #nativeplantsoftexas #riseandhike #prairiecore #flowerswithoutborders

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