Celebrate Texas trees with programs for all ages. Click on any activity to learn more.
Tree Climbing, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Climb high into the treetops using harnesses, ropes, and helmets, just like the arborists at the Wildflower Center. See the world from a bird’s eye view and explore a tree canopy among the branches. Trained experts will provide instruction and equipment. Children (ages 7+) and adults are welcome to climb.
Historic Tree Sale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bring a living piece of Texas history into your own landscape. The Wildflower Center has grown saplings from the acorns of historic native trees collected in the spirit of preserving the great state’s natural and cultural heritage. Our arborists and nursery manager will be available to answer questions and give planting advice.
Tree Tours, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Join the Center’s arborists on a walk through the Texas Arboretum. Hear stories of historical oaks as you circle the Hall of Texas Heroes. Learn about the native trees of the state, how to properly plant them, and strategies for stopping the spread of oak wilt. After the walk, relax on the swings beneath the canopies of the Cathedral Oaks.
Comanche Marker Trees Talk, 1 – 2 p.m.
A genuine marker tree is a rare find — only six of these natural and cultural treasures have been officially documented in Texas and recognized by the Comanche Nation. Author and Arborist Steve Houser will talk about the history and significance of these Texas trees. Books will be available for purchase and a signing will follow the presentation.
All Texas Arbor Day activities are free with garden admission. (Space is limited for walks and talk; please register in advance.) Admission is always free for members!