The Wildflower Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10 for site improvements. Field of Light will be open normal hours Feb. 10-12.

Welcome to the

BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

EVENTS & CLASSES

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

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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

Three women in athletic wear balance against tree trunks while performing a plank yoga pose.

Yoga FIT

Mondays & Wednesdays, Jan. 30 – April 26 

Mom and child at Sprouts

Little Sprouts

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.

A hardbound book with an unfinished wood cover and black and white stripped sting binding it.

Bookbinding

Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Congratulations to @austin_design_lab, the recipient of this year's Fortlandia People's Choice Award for the Mars Base fort! Thank you to everyone who came to the Wildflower Center to enjoy all the forts in this exhibition. We can't wait to welcome more new ones in the fall! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The Great Blue Heron is an iconic symbol of North America's wetlands and waterways. They can grow up to four feet tall with a wingspan of up to six feet. This bird is often seen standing in shallow water; we've even spotted it here by our Wetland Pond! 

Join us for a monthly birding walk with expert horticulturists and @travisaudubonsociety birders. Learn about native and migratory bird species and the native plants they depend on. Link in bio for our events calendar to choose a Birds in the Landscape date to sign up; the next one is Feb. 16.

PHOTO: Bill J. Boyd

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The evergreen sumac (Rhus virens) is almost but not quite a true evergreen. The shiny leaves are green through the winter, and you'd hardly notice the leaves drop for a week before they are replaced. The female plants produce white flowers that turn into orange-red berries. This shrub/small tree can grow up to ten feet tall!

Link in bio to access our Native Plants of North America database, where you can find native plants for your region.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Experience the @fieldoflightaustin exhibition with more than 28,000 subtly lit, solar-powered stemmed spheres illuminating the night. A lot of love, hours, and hands went into this installation created by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro. Link in bio to get tickets - discounts are available for Wildflower Center members, senior citizens and students & teachers.

PHOTO: Serena Munro

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #FieldOfLight
Our current Fortlandia exhibition ends at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with even more new, locally-designed forts. Don't forget to vote for your favorite while you're visiting! Link in bio to learn more about Fortlandia and plan your adventure.

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Take a closer look at this holly-looking shrub. Lead Horticulturist Amy Medley shows us an agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata). The berries have many purposes, making it is an important plant for our landscape and our kitchens. There's also Texas barberry (Mahonia swaseyi). Both shrubs look very similar from a distance, but the Texas barberry is actually much more rare! 

We're open daily - come see these evergreen plants and find creative inspiration for your own landscapes. Link in bio to plan your next visit to the Wildflower Center.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We are hiring to expand our conservation programs. If the idea of inspiring the conservation of native plants moves you, check out these two job postings: 

Conservation Collections Manager (Full Time)
Help protect rare plants across Texas! Lead the collection of new materials for our living collections and seedbank, work with staff to develop and manage a living collections database, and collaborate with partner organizations to develop new conservation programs.

Seed Bank Coordinator (Full Time)
Seeking an outgoing, organized conservationist to help establish our brand new Texas Plant Conservation Alliance, inventory and expand our existing seed collections, and assist with fieldwork. 

Link in bio to apply now! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The new year is still young, and we're here to support your self-care resolutions. Pop into our Gift Store for a curated collection of foot creams, hand lotions, bath soaks and more! Proceeds help us continue inspiring the conservation of native plants. Our Gift Store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Only one week left to explore Fortlandia! Visit one last time before the exhibition leaves the Family Garden at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with a brand new lineup of locally-designed forts. 

We're hosting an info session for aspiring Fortlandia designers, artists and architects this Friday, Jan. 27 - link in bio to RSVP. 

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The Wildflower Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10, for site improvements (NOTE: Field of Light will be open regular hours on Friday, Feb. 10). Find info on hours and more on our website (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Congratulations to @austin_design_lab, the recipient of this year's Fortlandia People's Choice Award for the Mars Base fort! Thank you to everyone who came to the Wildflower Center to enjoy all the forts in this exhibition. We can't wait to welcome more new ones in the fall! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The Great Blue Heron is an iconic symbol of North America's wetlands and waterways. They can grow up to four feet tall with a wingspan of up to six feet. This bird is often seen standing in shallow water; we've even spotted it here by our Wetland Pond! 

Join us for a monthly birding walk with expert horticulturists and @travisaudubonsociety birders. Learn about native and migratory bird species and the native plants they depend on. Link in bio for our events calendar to choose a Birds in the Landscape date to sign up; the next one is Feb. 16.

PHOTO: Bill J. Boyd

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The evergreen sumac (Rhus virens) is almost but not quite a true evergreen. The shiny leaves are green through the winter, and you'd hardly notice the leaves drop for a week before they are replaced. The female plants produce white flowers that turn into orange-red berries. This shrub/small tree can grow up to ten feet tall!

Link in bio to access our Native Plants of North America database, where you can find native plants for your region.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Experience the @fieldoflightaustin exhibition with more than 28,000 subtly lit, solar-powered stemmed spheres illuminating the night. A lot of love, hours, and hands went into this installation created by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro. Link in bio to get tickets - discounts are available for Wildflower Center members, senior citizens and students & teachers.

PHOTO: Serena Munro

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers #FieldOfLight
Our current Fortlandia exhibition ends at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with even more new, locally-designed forts. Don't forget to vote for your favorite while you're visiting! Link in bio to learn more about Fortlandia and plan your adventure.

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Take a closer look at this holly-looking shrub. Lead Horticulturist Amy Medley shows us an agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata). The berries have many purposes, making it is an important plant for our landscape and our kitchens. There's also Texas barberry (Mahonia swaseyi). Both shrubs look very similar from a distance, but the Texas barberry is actually much more rare! 

We're open daily - come see these evergreen plants and find creative inspiration for your own landscapes. Link in bio to plan your next visit to the Wildflower Center.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We are hiring to expand our conservation programs. If the idea of inspiring the conservation of native plants moves you, check out these two job postings: 

Conservation Collections Manager (Full Time)
Help protect rare plants across Texas! Lead the collection of new materials for our living collections and seedbank, work with staff to develop and manage a living collections database, and collaborate with partner organizations to develop new conservation programs.

Seed Bank Coordinator (Full Time)
Seeking an outgoing, organized conservationist to help establish our brand new Texas Plant Conservation Alliance, inventory and expand our existing seed collections, and assist with fieldwork. 

Link in bio to apply now! #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The new year is still young, and we're here to support your self-care resolutions. Pop into our Gift Store for a curated collection of foot creams, hand lotions, bath soaks and more! Proceeds help us continue inspiring the conservation of native plants. Our Gift Store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Only one week left to explore Fortlandia! Visit one last time before the exhibition leaves the Family Garden at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Don't worry: Fortlandia will be back this fall with a brand new lineup of locally-designed forts. 

We're hosting an info session for aspiring Fortlandia designers, artists and architects this Friday, Jan. 27 - link in bio to RSVP. 

PHOTO: Alicia Wells (@alitexas)

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
The Wildflower Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10, for site improvements (NOTE: Field of Light will be open regular hours on Friday, Feb. 10). Find info on hours and more on our website (link in bio). #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers

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