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EVENTS & CLASSES

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

A pipevine swallowtail butterfly pollinates a thistle plant.

Gardening for Wildlife Series

Sundays, July 14, 21 & 28

Tree

Forest Bathing

Sunday, August 4

A close up of a bunch of misty white Mexican plum blooms and leaves.

Yoga Retreat

Friday, July 26

A close up of a bunch of misty white Mexican plum blooms and leaves.

Mindful Movement & Sound

Monday, August 19

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

🌳 Every pose is a tree pose with our upcoming summer session of Yoga FIT! This series, run by the experts at the @fitinstituteoftx, offers an all-level, well-rounded approach to stretching and yoga.  Find your center under the trees of the Texas Arboretum with this recurring series happening Mondays, July 15 – August 19 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 

These inclusive classes will incorporate both active stretching and passive supported yoga poses for the whole body, providing the perfect balance between getting fit and surrendering into a blissful repose. Check out the link in our bio to register today! 🌳

πŸ“·: Alicia Wells (@alitexas) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Discover the incredible story behind Texas' elusive big red sage (Salvia pentstemonoides)!🌿 Our horticulture team at the Wildflower Center has prioritized the care of these deep-fuchsia beauties, once thought extinct, in order to safeguard them for the future. 

There are only six known wild-growing big red sage populations in our area, and we were able to monitor a few of them this summer! Their rediscovery in the Edwards Plateau is a tale of resilience against drought, herbivory, and habitat loss. Learn more about the conservation journey of this rare Texan gem on our latest article - link in bio!

πŸ“·: Lee Page  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Horns up - It's the final week to journey through Pangea at the Wildflower Center! πŸ¦–πŸŒΏ

Check out each of the 11 life-sized dinos in our gardens before they head back to their home in the prehistoric era, 238 million years in the past.  Witness the Age of Reptiles before it's gone - get your tickets at the link in our bio today! πŸ’š

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Introducing our 2024 Wildflower of the Year: rock rose (Pavonia lasiopeta)! 🌺

With hot pink petals and a bright yellow center, rock rose looks like a real live wire β€” but don’t be fooled by appearances. This native stunner is actually one mellow mallow. Widely available at commercial nurseries, it’s easy to grow, adaptable to various light conditions and a big fan of our summer heat. All that, combined with its remarkably long bloom time (generally April – November) and ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, inspired us to declare rock rose our 2024 Wildflower of the Year! ​​

To learn more about this flower and why it earned the Wildflower of the Year designation, head to wildflower.org/woty!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
πŸŒΏπŸ¦‹ Did you know that including native plants in your garden can support robust ecosystems and provide habitats for birds, butterflies, bees and more?

Join our three-part Zoom series, Sundays July 14 – 28, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Learn how ground cover, water features, and lighting impact wildlife habitats. All levels welcome! Register now at the link in our bio and get ready to grow with us! 🌼

πŸ“·: Val Bugh #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Last summer, after thorough research and consultations with native plant societies, the Native Plant Rescue Project (@nativeplantrescueproject) was launched in Williamson County! πŸŒΏπŸŽ‰

Led by Texas Master Naturalist Ashley Landry (pictured above!) and powered by volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas, Good Water Master Naturalists, and other organizations, this initiative aims to safeguard Texas's native flora. 🌱 By tracking construction permits and surveying potential native plant sites, Landry and her team locate and preserve species like cacti and milkweed across the Texas Hill Country. Discover how they're protecting biodiversity at the link in our bio!

πŸ“·: Ann Alva Wieding (@bigredmuse)

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
What's in Season: Texas bluebell (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum) 🌟

Texas Bluebells can be found growing over most of our state (except the most arid areas), and they bloom beautifully June through September.

P.S. We're open today with our summer hour schedule, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.!

πŸ“·: Wildflower Center  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Happy International Plastic Bag Free Day! 🌍 We’re celebrating by embracing reusable bags, and you can too by purchasing one of our Wildflower Center tote bags when you take home your gift shop treasures!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Our Dino Nite series may be over, but you can still travel back in time with our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit through July 17th!  Reach all of the world’s continents and meet 11 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, all within our botanic gardens and green spaces. Get your passport to the prehistoric era today at the link in our bio! 🌾

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Reconnect with yourself through the Japanese practice of forest bathing. This week, join @culturedforest founder Brooke Mellen in the Arboretum on Sunday, July 7th for a mindfulness and meditation session from 10 – 11 a.m.! Unwind and connect with nature, and conclude your session with a soothing tea ceremony.

Even better - if you're a Wildflower Center member, you'll receive a discount for this session! Register now via the link in our bio - these classes fill up quickly ✨

πŸ“·: Wildflower Center #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
🌳 Every pose is a tree pose with our upcoming summer session of Yoga FIT! This series, run by the experts at the @fitinstituteoftx, offers an all-level, well-rounded approach to stretching and yoga.  Find your center under the trees of the Texas Arboretum with this recurring series happening Mondays, July 15 – August 19 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 

These inclusive classes will incorporate both active stretching and passive supported yoga poses for the whole body, providing the perfect balance between getting fit and surrendering into a blissful repose. Check out the link in our bio to register today! 🌳

πŸ“·: Alicia Wells (@alitexas) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Discover the incredible story behind Texas' elusive big red sage (Salvia pentstemonoides)!🌿 Our horticulture team at the Wildflower Center has prioritized the care of these deep-fuchsia beauties, once thought extinct, in order to safeguard them for the future. 

There are only six known wild-growing big red sage populations in our area, and we were able to monitor a few of them this summer! Their rediscovery in the Edwards Plateau is a tale of resilience against drought, herbivory, and habitat loss. Learn more about the conservation journey of this rare Texan gem on our latest article - link in bio!

πŸ“·: Lee Page  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Horns up - It's the final week to journey through Pangea at the Wildflower Center! πŸ¦–πŸŒΏ

Check out each of the 11 life-sized dinos in our gardens before they head back to their home in the prehistoric era, 238 million years in the past.  Witness the Age of Reptiles before it's gone - get your tickets at the link in our bio today! πŸ’š

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Introducing our 2024 Wildflower of the Year: rock rose (Pavonia lasiopeta)! 🌺

With hot pink petals and a bright yellow center, rock rose looks like a real live wire β€” but don’t be fooled by appearances. This native stunner is actually one mellow mallow. Widely available at commercial nurseries, it’s easy to grow, adaptable to various light conditions and a big fan of our summer heat. All that, combined with its remarkably long bloom time (generally April – November) and ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, inspired us to declare rock rose our 2024 Wildflower of the Year! ​​

To learn more about this flower and why it earned the Wildflower of the Year designation, head to wildflower.org/woty!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
πŸŒΏπŸ¦‹ Did you know that including native plants in your garden can support robust ecosystems and provide habitats for birds, butterflies, bees and more?

Join our three-part Zoom series, Sundays July 14 – 28, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Learn how ground cover, water features, and lighting impact wildlife habitats. All levels welcome! Register now at the link in our bio and get ready to grow with us! 🌼

πŸ“·: Val Bugh #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Last summer, after thorough research and consultations with native plant societies, the Native Plant Rescue Project (@nativeplantrescueproject) was launched in Williamson County! πŸŒΏπŸŽ‰

Led by Texas Master Naturalist Ashley Landry (pictured above!) and powered by volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas, Good Water Master Naturalists, and other organizations, this initiative aims to safeguard Texas's native flora. 🌱 By tracking construction permits and surveying potential native plant sites, Landry and her team locate and preserve species like cacti and milkweed across the Texas Hill Country. Discover how they're protecting biodiversity at the link in our bio!

πŸ“·: Ann Alva Wieding (@bigredmuse)

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
What's in Season: Texas bluebell (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum) 🌟

Texas Bluebells can be found growing over most of our state (except the most arid areas), and they bloom beautifully June through September.

P.S. We're open today with our summer hour schedule, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.!

πŸ“·: Wildflower Center  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Happy International Plastic Bag Free Day! 🌍 We’re celebrating by embracing reusable bags, and you can too by purchasing one of our Wildflower Center tote bags when you take home your gift shop treasures!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Our Dino Nite series may be over, but you can still travel back in time with our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit through July 17th!  Reach all of the world’s continents and meet 11 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, all within our botanic gardens and green spaces. Get your passport to the prehistoric era today at the link in our bio! 🌾

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Reconnect with yourself through the Japanese practice of forest bathing. This week, join @culturedforest founder Brooke Mellen in the Arboretum on Sunday, July 7th for a mindfulness and meditation session from 10 – 11 a.m.! Unwind and connect with nature, and conclude your session with a soothing tea ceremony.

Even better - if you're a Wildflower Center member, you'll receive a discount for this session! Register now via the link in our bio - these classes fill up quickly ✨

πŸ“·: Wildflower Center #WildflowerCenter #StayWild

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