Luminations

A strollable winter tradition, this year lighting up our Texas Arboretum

Luminations

A strollable winter tradition, this year lighting up our Texas Arboretum

Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, open by reservation with limited capacity

Questions? Call our hotline at 512.232.0101.
Read our safety guidelines.

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Holly Days Store Sale

Nov. 27 – Jan. 2

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Winter Tree Pruning

Saturday, Dec. 5

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Nature Wreath Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 5

Holiday Terrariums

Saturday, Dec. 12

Dec 01

Parent & Toddler Yoga – VIRTUAL

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Dec 05

Winter Tree Pruning – VIRTUAL

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dec 09

The Joy of Forest Bathing- VIRTUAL

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 12

Winter Care for Native Plants- VIRTUAL

December 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dec 12

Holiday Terrariums – VIRTUAL

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Sun makes the day new.
Tiny green plants emerge from earth.
Birds are singing the sky into place.
There is nowhere else I want to be but here.
 
- Joy Harjo, from "For Keeps"

From the tiniest hairstreak to the widest open sky, nature steadily gives us beautiful new beginnings to be thankful for every day. We're so grateful for the outdoors, for coneflowers and oak trees, for sunshine and soil — and we're grateful to be able to share these joys with you.

Wherever you are, we wish you wellness, peace and the sweet breathing of plants. 

📸: Hairstreak butterfly on Echinacea flower by @alitexas
Luminations opens Friday! We invite you to share in our favorite winter tradition. Take a magical stroll on our naturally beautiful Texas Arboretum Trail lined w/thousands of luminarias & illuminated oaks. We're lighting up select structures in #Fortlandia too! Here are some ways we're helping everyone have a safe + beautiful Luminations experience:

✨ 5 whole weeks of illuminated evenings (Nov. 27 - Jan. 3)

✨Luminations will be a one-way experience this year w/plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. 

✨Tickets are available with timed entry + limited capacity every night (link in bio or wildflower.org/luminations).   

✨We require all guests to adhere to our safety guidelines including maintaining distance and wearing a face covering.

📸: @tdimenno
"The environment is where we all meet." - Lady Bird Johnson

Whether the Wildflower Center has been a place for you to meet native Texas plants (hello, free database!), meet up with friends for a socially-distanced outdoor adventure, or meet yourself in a place of peace & beauty among wildflowers & wildlife, we hope we’ve made a difference in your world. With your support, we can grow our programs and offerings, maintain this vital and beautiful space, & keep our gates open to provide important connections with nature. If you can, please donate to the Wildflower Center today. Link in bio or wildflower.org/donate 💕🌿
Sweet dreams are made of bees 💤

European honeybees were introduced by humans to the U.S., but they have taken to native flora such as Ageratina havanensis — and honestly, who can blame them? If we were mere centimeters tall, we would definitely rest our little heads on a heaven-scented pillow of shrubby boneset too. 

#PollinatorGardens #NectarPlants
Tomorrow, Veterans Day in the United States, we welcome veterans to spend time in nature with a complimentary visit to the Wildflower Center in honor of their service, love of country and sacrifices for the common good. Thank you, veterans! 👉🏽 To reserve your free ticket, visit wildflower.org (link in bio), “Reserve Your Spot” then select tomorrow’s date + your desired time and the veteran ticket option ($0) — I.D. Required at admission check in.
Sun makes the day new.
Tiny green plants emerge from earth.
Birds are singing the sky into place.
There is nowhere else I want to be but here.
 
- Joy Harjo, from "For Keeps"

From the tiniest hairstreak to the widest open sky, nature steadily gives us beautiful new beginnings to be thankful for every day. We're so grateful for the outdoors, for coneflowers and oak trees, for sunshine and soil — and we're grateful to be able to share these joys with you.

Wherever you are, we wish you wellness, peace and the sweet breathing of plants. 

📸: Hairstreak butterfly on Echinacea flower by @alitexas
Luminations opens Friday! We invite you to share in our favorite winter tradition. Take a magical stroll on our naturally beautiful Texas Arboretum Trail lined w/thousands of luminarias & illuminated oaks. We're lighting up select structures in #Fortlandia too! Here are some ways we're helping everyone have a safe + beautiful Luminations experience:

✨ 5 whole weeks of illuminated evenings (Nov. 27 - Jan. 3)

✨Luminations will be a one-way experience this year w/plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. 

✨Tickets are available with timed entry + limited capacity every night (link in bio or wildflower.org/luminations).   

✨We require all guests to adhere to our safety guidelines including maintaining distance and wearing a face covering.

📸: @tdimenno
"The environment is where we all meet." - Lady Bird Johnson

Whether the Wildflower Center has been a place for you to meet native Texas plants (hello, free database!), meet up with friends for a socially-distanced outdoor adventure, or meet yourself in a place of peace & beauty among wildflowers & wildlife, we hope we’ve made a difference in your world. With your support, we can grow our programs and offerings, maintain this vital and beautiful space, & keep our gates open to provide important connections with nature. If you can, please donate to the Wildflower Center today. Link in bio or wildflower.org/donate 💕🌿
Sweet dreams are made of bees 💤

European honeybees were introduced by humans to the U.S., but they have taken to native flora such as Ageratina havanensis — and honestly, who can blame them? If we were mere centimeters tall, we would definitely rest our little heads on a heaven-scented pillow of shrubby boneset too. 

#PollinatorGardens #NectarPlants
Tomorrow, Veterans Day in the United States, we welcome veterans to spend time in nature with a complimentary visit to the Wildflower Center in honor of their service, love of country and sacrifices for the common good. Thank you, veterans! 👉🏽 To reserve your free ticket, visit wildflower.org (link in bio), “Reserve Your Spot” then select tomorrow’s date + your desired time and the veteran ticket option ($0) — I.D. Required at admission check in.

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