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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Oct. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022

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Luminations

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

Tue 26

What’s Happening in the Gardens?

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wed 27

Story Time

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Thu 28

Get FIT (SOLD OUT)

October 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Thu 28

Story Time

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Thu 28

Bat Walk Guided Experience

October 28 @ 6:30 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

This just in! Tomorrow's Tuesday Twilights event will be canine friendly. Don’t have a dog? Maybe you’ll adopt one during your visit! Austin Humane Society will be on site with a few pooches looking for homes. Reserve a spot for our last happy hour of the season via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. 

MUSIC – @rayprimdotcom 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Harvest Moon from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, shaking hands with the dog who played Lassie. Courtesy of @lbjlibrarynow

#TuesdayTwilights @austin_humane
Curious about Tuesday Twilights? Better check it out this week! Our last happy hour of the season takes place this Tuesday, Oct. 26 — and with Ray Prim playing two soulful sets in the Courtyard, it’s sure to be great one! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. 

MUSIC – @rayprimdotcom 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Harvest Moon from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Bill J. Boyd 

#TuesdayTwilights
Purple probably isn’t the first “fall color” you think of, but it’s one of our favorites at the Wildflower Center. This is thanks to fall aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), a sweet-smelling perennial that blooms Sept. - Nov. 

Pollinators love it — and so do guests at our Fall Native Plant Sale! The sale continues every Friday – Sunday through Nov. 7. For details, tickets and plant availability, see link in bio. 

📸 Fall aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), a.k.a aromatic aster
In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, we're sharing a post from one of our partner organizations, The Arc of the Capital Area. Since 1949, The Arc has provided compassionate case management and innovative programming for people with disabilities and their families. Learn more via link in bio.

...

Reposted from @thearcaustin

At the @WildflowerCenter, students used objects from the ground around them to help them create pictures of animals. The instructors did a fantastic job encouraging & reminding students that it's ok to try new things. What's something new you've tried lately?

[Image description: A student's drawing of an animal using leaves for ears and sticks for legs]

#OutdoorEducation #Art #NatureArt
It’s Texas Native Plant Week, y'all! Why not celebrate by attending Tuesday Twilights TOMORROW, Oct. 19? Chris Gebhard will play two acoustic sets in the Courtyard, providing the perfect soundtrack for your stroll around the gardens. Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 19, 5 - 8 p.m. 
 
MUSIC – @chrisgebhardmusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Lemonade & Tea from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Maximilian sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani), by @tdimenno 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
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
This just in! Tomorrow's Tuesday Twilights event will be canine friendly. Don’t have a dog? Maybe you’ll adopt one during your visit! Austin Humane Society will be on site with a few pooches looking for homes. Reserve a spot for our last happy hour of the season via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. 

MUSIC – @rayprimdotcom 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Harvest Moon from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, shaking hands with the dog who played Lassie. Courtesy of @lbjlibrarynow

#TuesdayTwilights @austin_humane
Curious about Tuesday Twilights? Better check it out this week! Our last happy hour of the season takes place this Tuesday, Oct. 26 — and with Ray Prim playing two soulful sets in the Courtyard, it’s sure to be great one! Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m. 

MUSIC – @rayprimdotcom 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Harvest Moon from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Bill J. Boyd 

#TuesdayTwilights
Purple probably isn’t the first “fall color” you think of, but it’s one of our favorites at the Wildflower Center. This is thanks to fall aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), a sweet-smelling perennial that blooms Sept. - Nov. 

Pollinators love it — and so do guests at our Fall Native Plant Sale! The sale continues every Friday – Sunday through Nov. 7. For details, tickets and plant availability, see link in bio. 

📸 Fall aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), a.k.a aromatic aster
In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, we're sharing a post from one of our partner organizations, The Arc of the Capital Area. Since 1949, The Arc has provided compassionate case management and innovative programming for people with disabilities and their families. Learn more via link in bio.

...

Reposted from @thearcaustin

At the @WildflowerCenter, students used objects from the ground around them to help them create pictures of animals. The instructors did a fantastic job encouraging & reminding students that it's ok to try new things. What's something new you've tried lately?

[Image description: A student's drawing of an animal using leaves for ears and sticks for legs]

#OutdoorEducation #Art #NatureArt
It’s Texas Native Plant Week, y'all! Why not celebrate by attending Tuesday Twilights TOMORROW, Oct. 19? Chris Gebhard will play two acoustic sets in the Courtyard, providing the perfect soundtrack for your stroll around the gardens. Reserve your spot via link in bio. 

Tuesday Twilights, Oct. 19, 5 - 8 p.m. 
 
MUSIC – @chrisgebhardmusic 
FOOD – @puebloviejoaustin & @tamale_addiction 
DRINK – Tito’s Lemonade & Tea from @TitosVodka 
 
📸 Maximilian sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani), by @tdimenno 

#TuesdayTwilights #GoldenHour
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

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