Open by reservation;
masks optional.

Open by reservation;
masks optional.

Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open by reservation

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Fridays – Sundays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 7

Two young girls in a large "bird's nest" made of grapevines. The older girl is holding the younger one who is looking up through the binoculars.

Drop-in & Discover

Select Saturdays, Oct. 2 – Dec. 11

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Fortlandia

Oct. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

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Luminations

Thursdays – Sundays,
Dec. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

Sun 17

Foraging for Native Edibles

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 18

Yoga FIT

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Tue 19

Get FIT (SOLD OUT)

October 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Tue 19

Parent & Toddler Yoga

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Tue 19

Texas Geophytes – ONLINE – NEW!

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Our director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, describes gardening as "the slowest of the performing arts.” Great quote, don’t you think? There are plenty more where that came from in @towerhillbg's spotlight of Andrea for #HispanicHeritageMonth. Check it out via link in bio!

📸 Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
Thinking about joining the Wildflower Center? There's literally no time like the present. Our Membership Flash Sale is happening RIGHT NOW. Use the code FSH2021 at checkout to save 20% on the membership of your choice.* The sale ends this Friday, Oct. 15, so don’t wait! Member perks include free admission for a full year, discounts on Luminations tickets, access to member-only hours and more. Join today via link in bio. 

📸  Penstemon spp. in the Savanna Meadow

*Access memberships are excluded from this promotion.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re revisiting “Higher Ground,” an award-winning Wildflower magazine article about the importance of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) to the Native American Church. 

The piece focuses on what’s being done to protect peyote — which is considered a “vulnerable” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — from the adverse effects of things like root plowing, land development and climate change. 

“We have to continue to respect Mother Earth and what she’s given us,” says Sandor Iron Rope, a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and former president of the Native American Church of North America. “To respectfully harvest this medicine is part of the healing process.” 

Read the full article via link in bio. 

Photo: Peyote (Lophophora williamsii), courtesy of @cactusconservationinstitute

Article: Amy McCullough
Ryan DeSiato will have both you and the big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) swaying to his soulful tunes on Oct. 12 at Tuesday Twilights. Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 12 

MUSIC – @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Paloma from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
ATX songstress Suzanna Choffel returns to the Wildflower Center this evening for Tuesday Twilights. She’ll perform two sets, starting around 5:45 p.m., in the Texas Arboretum amid this year’s Fortlandia exhibition! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 5: 
 
MUSIC – @suzannachoffel 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Cherry Limeade from @TitosVodka 
 
📸  Suzanna Choffel by @AliTexas 
 
#TuesdayTwilights
The future is bright at the Wildflower Center! We’re hiring for multiple positions, including: 

- Gardener (Part Time, Seasonal) 
- Maintenance Worker (Full Time) 
- Nursery Assistant (Full Time, Seasonal)

For details and a complete list of opportunities, see link in bio. 

📸  Cowpen daisy (Verbesina encelioides)
Hey, Longhorns! It's been over a month since the fall semester began, so we wanted to ask — how’s it going? If you need a study break, come check out our gardens. Walking around the Wildflower Center is a great way to unwind. Plus, we are part of the university, so admission is always free for UT students, faculty and staff. 

📸 Wildflower Center staff and volunteers with a 1972 Chevy Cheyenne
Is something snacking on your mallows? Consider attending our Integrated Pest Management Class on Saturday, Oct. 2. You’ll learn environmentally-friendly tactics for controlling unwanted insects, so your garden can remain a native plant paradise! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

📸  Grasshopper on a swamp rose-mallow (Hibiscus grandiflorus)
Our director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, describes gardening as "the slowest of the performing arts.” Great quote, don’t you think? There are plenty more where that came from in @towerhillbg's spotlight of Andrea for #HispanicHeritageMonth. Check it out via link in bio!

📸 Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
Thinking about joining the Wildflower Center? There's literally no time like the present. Our Membership Flash Sale is happening RIGHT NOW. Use the code FSH2021 at checkout to save 20% on the membership of your choice.* The sale ends this Friday, Oct. 15, so don’t wait! Member perks include free admission for a full year, discounts on Luminations tickets, access to member-only hours and more. Join today via link in bio. 

📸  Penstemon spp. in the Savanna Meadow

*Access memberships are excluded from this promotion.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re revisiting “Higher Ground,” an award-winning Wildflower magazine article about the importance of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) to the Native American Church. 

The piece focuses on what’s being done to protect peyote — which is considered a “vulnerable” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — from the adverse effects of things like root plowing, land development and climate change. 

“We have to continue to respect Mother Earth and what she’s given us,” says Sandor Iron Rope, a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and former president of the Native American Church of North America. “To respectfully harvest this medicine is part of the healing process.” 

Read the full article via link in bio. 

Photo: Peyote (Lophophora williamsii), courtesy of @cactusconservationinstitute

Article: Amy McCullough
Ryan DeSiato will have both you and the big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) swaying to his soulful tunes on Oct. 12 at Tuesday Twilights. Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 12 

MUSIC – @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Paloma from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Big muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
ATX songstress Suzanna Choffel returns to the Wildflower Center this evening for Tuesday Twilights. She’ll perform two sets, starting around 5:45 p.m., in the Texas Arboretum amid this year’s Fortlandia exhibition! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 5: 
 
MUSIC – @suzannachoffel 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Cherry Limeade from @TitosVodka 
 
📸  Suzanna Choffel by @AliTexas 
 
#TuesdayTwilights
The future is bright at the Wildflower Center! We’re hiring for multiple positions, including: 

- Gardener (Part Time, Seasonal) 
- Maintenance Worker (Full Time) 
- Nursery Assistant (Full Time, Seasonal)

For details and a complete list of opportunities, see link in bio. 

📸  Cowpen daisy (Verbesina encelioides)
Hey, Longhorns! It's been over a month since the fall semester began, so we wanted to ask — how’s it going? If you need a study break, come check out our gardens. Walking around the Wildflower Center is a great way to unwind. Plus, we are part of the university, so admission is always free for UT students, faculty and staff. 

📸 Wildflower Center staff and volunteers with a 1972 Chevy Cheyenne
Is something snacking on your mallows? Consider attending our Integrated Pest Management Class on Saturday, Oct. 2. You’ll learn environmentally-friendly tactics for controlling unwanted insects, so your garden can remain a native plant paradise! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

📸  Grasshopper on a swamp rose-mallow (Hibiscus grandiflorus)

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EXPLORE MORE

Expert advice, plant nerdery and inspiring stories

The white seed of a stiff goldenrod hangs delicately from a spent flower which is also white and fluffy with brown parts in the center.

Travel Agents

How seeds drop, fly, ride and float their way to new soils
Illustration of compound leaves and round yellow flowers goldenball lead tree (Leucaena retusa)

Legume Room

A quick guide to some easy-to-confuse members of the pea family

Two young children with dark curly hair peaking between two boards of a treehouse.

In the Canopies

Treehouses facilitate play, creativity and connection to nature