The Wildflower Center offers a number of classes and programs for both adults and children, from native garden design to family yoga and moonlight hikes. Classes are held at the Wildflower Center and many use our colorful native gardens as inspiration.
Wildflower Center members, Texas Exes, Littlefield Society members, UT OLLI participants, senior citizens (age 65 and over), and UT students, faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount on all classes.
Become a Wildflower Center Member now to receive your discount.
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Pollinator Gardening Certificate Series – New for Fall! – October 1-22
Create gardens specifically for pollinators! Participants will learn what types of pollinators to expect in a garden along with their native plant preferences for food sources, shelter and host plants. Learn about conservation efforts underway for various pollinators including the monarch butterfly.
This series is comprised of four classes: Types of Pollinators, Pollinator Garden Design, Conservation Efforts for Pollinators, and Native Plants for Pollinators. Classes include tours of the Wildflower Center’s Pollinator Habitat Garden and the Nectar Gardens. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon & 1 – 4 p.m. Fee: $162.00 (series discount), $45.00 (individual class)
Nature Drawing – Monochromatic to Color (Grisaille) – October 29
The beautiful gardens of the Wildflower Center will inspire the works produced in this class. Discover how to interpret the beauty of nature through personal expression. Develop understanding of observing and creating composition, practice drawing skills and explore forms and textures through monochromatic values. Learn to create proportionally correct forms and believable textures. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $95.00
Native Plants of Central Texas – November 12
Learn how to identify the native plants growing in and around Austin in This six-hour class (in two parts). During Part I of the class, learn the basics of plant identification, including how to use a plant key. Then, head outside and apply your knowledge to identify plants in the gardens and on the trails at the Wildflower Center. In Part II, learn about conservation of rare plants and how to recognize the most threatening invasive plant species and take action against them. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fee: $95.00