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Guided Garden Tours

Daily, 10 a.m.

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Fortlandia

Oct. 8, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Happy October! You know what’s even more fun than trick-or-treating? Foraging for native edibles! Learn how on Oct. 8 or register for another of our fall classes. Here's a sampling of what's on the calendar: 

Oct. 4 – Fall Guided Bat Walk 

Oct. 4 & 18 – Parent & Toddler Yoga 

Oct. 8 – Foraging for Native Edibles 

Oct. 15 – Gardening for Newcomers 

Oct. 15 – Bluebonnet Propagation Workshop 

Oct. 16 & 23 – Native Plants of Texas Series 

See link in bio for details and a full overview of our educational offerings. 

PHOTO: Eric Knight by Sam Moser 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We’re making more hours for flowers! Join us for Tuesday Twilights this Tuesday, Oct. 4. Here are the details: 

MUSIC: @chrisgebhardmusic 
FOOD: @puebloviejoaustin 
DRINK: Tito’s Tea by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot via link in bio!
From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Gabriella Pardee joined an ongoing research project at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado that seeks to understand how various bee species respond to climate change. Her biggest discovery? As summers get hotter and drier, large-bodied bee populations decrease, and small-bodied bee populations increase in relative abundances. Read the full story via link in bio. 

Love the article? Pick up an anniversary edition of Wildflower magazine from the Gift Store or become a member to receive a complimentary, year-long subscription. 

PHOTO: Bumblebee (Bombus spp.) by Dr. Gabriella Pardee 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
It’s Featured Fort Friday, Vol. 5! 

Fort Name: Chrysaline 

Designer: @jamiespinello 

Artist Jamie Spinello draws inspiration from the diversity of nature around her. As a child, she spent hours watching insects and playing make believe, imagining herself part of the insect world in the form of a small fairy. "Chrysaline" evolved from those fond memories, leading her to create a fort inspired by the structure of a pipevine swallowtail chrysalis and the metallic-colored surface of a variegated fritillary butterfly chrysalis. Step inside this transformative space and emerge as whatever new form your imagination can conjure! 

Fortlandia opens Oct. 8 in the Family Garden. Learn more about this year’s exhibition via link in bio. 
 
See video transcript in comments. 
 
#Fortlandia #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Our Fall Native Plant Sale starts TOMORROW, Sept. 30! Greenhouse Specialist Jay Caddel recommends checking out the Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) and milkweed (Asclepias spp.) 

For the general public, Plant Sale entry is on a first-come, first-served basis and included with the cost of general admission. Members get special perks. See link in bio for details plus a list of available plants. 

See video transcript in comments.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Artist Larissa van der Steen Quon says her September mandala reminds her of a piñata. She adds, "I suppose all I want to do is celebrate this cooler weather." We can definitely relate! 

About the photo: Larissa van der Steen Quon (@wildalcove) visits the Wildflower Center monthly, using intentionally harvested plant matter to create mandalas that track the change of the seasons. This is the eighth in her series.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Another common name for gulf muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is hair grass. Frankly, we wouldn’t blame you for taking a picture of this native grass to the salon. Those bright pink, feathery flowers are truly imitable! Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio.

See video transcript in comments. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Can you identify this Texas native bloom? HINT: It’s typically pink. Pictured here is an unusual, white variant. 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
The weekend may be nearing a close, but fear not — Tuesday Twilights is only a couple days away! Here’s the Sept. 27 lineup: 

MUSIC: @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD: @puebloviejoaustin 
DRINK: Tito’s Berry Sparkler by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

PHOTO:  @alitexas 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We thought it would be appropriate to share a photo of Eve’s necklace, because we’re participating in @kendrascott’s “Shop for Good” event this weekend! Treat yourself to some jewelry and use the code GIVEBACK-CMDET to ensure 20% of the proceeds go to the Wildflower Center. The code works in stores or online and is good until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 25. Thank you for supporting our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants! 

Start shopping: kendrascott.com 

PHOTO: Lee Page 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Happy October! You know what’s even more fun than trick-or-treating? Foraging for native edibles! Learn how on Oct. 8 or register for another of our fall classes. Here's a sampling of what's on the calendar: 

Oct. 4 – Fall Guided Bat Walk 

Oct. 4 & 18 – Parent & Toddler Yoga 

Oct. 8 – Foraging for Native Edibles 

Oct. 15 – Gardening for Newcomers 

Oct. 15 – Bluebonnet Propagation Workshop 

Oct. 16 & 23 – Native Plants of Texas Series 

See link in bio for details and a full overview of our educational offerings. 

PHOTO: Eric Knight by Sam Moser 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We’re making more hours for flowers! Join us for Tuesday Twilights this Tuesday, Oct. 4. Here are the details: 

MUSIC: @chrisgebhardmusic 
FOOD: @puebloviejoaustin 
DRINK: Tito’s Tea by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot via link in bio!
From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Gabriella Pardee joined an ongoing research project at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado that seeks to understand how various bee species respond to climate change. Her biggest discovery? As summers get hotter and drier, large-bodied bee populations decrease, and small-bodied bee populations increase in relative abundances. Read the full story via link in bio. 

Love the article? Pick up an anniversary edition of Wildflower magazine from the Gift Store or become a member to receive a complimentary, year-long subscription. 

PHOTO: Bumblebee (Bombus spp.) by Dr. Gabriella Pardee 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
It’s Featured Fort Friday, Vol. 5! 

Fort Name: Chrysaline 

Designer: @jamiespinello 

Artist Jamie Spinello draws inspiration from the diversity of nature around her. As a child, she spent hours watching insects and playing make believe, imagining herself part of the insect world in the form of a small fairy. "Chrysaline" evolved from those fond memories, leading her to create a fort inspired by the structure of a pipevine swallowtail chrysalis and the metallic-colored surface of a variegated fritillary butterfly chrysalis. Step inside this transformative space and emerge as whatever new form your imagination can conjure! 

Fortlandia opens Oct. 8 in the Family Garden. Learn more about this year’s exhibition via link in bio. 
 
See video transcript in comments. 
 
#Fortlandia #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Our Fall Native Plant Sale starts TOMORROW, Sept. 30! Greenhouse Specialist Jay Caddel recommends checking out the Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa) and milkweed (Asclepias spp.) 

For the general public, Plant Sale entry is on a first-come, first-served basis and included with the cost of general admission. Members get special perks. See link in bio for details plus a list of available plants. 

See video transcript in comments.

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Artist Larissa van der Steen Quon says her September mandala reminds her of a piñata. She adds, "I suppose all I want to do is celebrate this cooler weather." We can definitely relate! 

About the photo: Larissa van der Steen Quon (@wildalcove) visits the Wildflower Center monthly, using intentionally harvested plant matter to create mandalas that track the change of the seasons. This is the eighth in her series.

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
Another common name for gulf muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is hair grass. Frankly, we wouldn’t blame you for taking a picture of this native grass to the salon. Those bright pink, feathery flowers are truly imitable! Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio.

See video transcript in comments. 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
Can you identify this Texas native bloom? HINT: It’s typically pink. Pictured here is an unusual, white variant. 

Plan your Wildflower Center visit via link in bio. 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild
The weekend may be nearing a close, but fear not — Tuesday Twilights is only a couple days away! Here’s the Sept. 27 lineup: 

MUSIC: @ryandesiatomusic 
FOOD: @puebloviejoaustin 
DRINK: Tito’s Berry Sparkler by @titosvodka 
 
Reserve your spot via link in bio! 

PHOTO:  @alitexas 

#StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers
We thought it would be appropriate to share a photo of Eve’s necklace, because we’re participating in @kendrascott’s “Shop for Good” event this weekend! Treat yourself to some jewelry and use the code GIVEBACK-CMDET to ensure 20% of the proceeds go to the Wildflower Center. The code works in stores or online and is good until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 25. Thank you for supporting our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants! 

Start shopping: kendrascott.com 

PHOTO: Lee Page 

#LadyBirdWildflowers #StayWild

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