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Winter Tree Fest

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Texas Arboretum sunrise winter tree fest

Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum with family-friendly tree climbing, walks and talks, s’more roasting, fort building, a tree sale and more! Wildflower Center ecologists and arborists will present fun, educational walks and demonstrations under the trees. Young explorers can learn, craft and play all day.

This year’s festivities will be centered around our special Fortlandia exhibition!

The Wildflower Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Winter Tree Fest activities (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) are all free with admission. Admission is always free for members!

Walks & Talks

Meet near the tree and shrub sale in the Texas Arboretum.

  • 11 a.m. – Trees of Central Texas and Their Benefits, with Arborist Brad Hamel
  • 11:30 a.m. – Looking at Trees Through an Arborist’s Eyes, with Don Gardener
  • 12 p.m. – Tour the Hall of Texas Heroes, with Evelyn Porter
  • 1 p.m. – Keys to Tree IDs, with Botanist Dr. Karen Clary
  • 2 p.m. – Keeping Young Trees Healthy, with Bartlett Trees experts Steve Austin and Nick Crowther
  • 3 p.m. – Tree Pruning Walk, with UT Arborist Jennifer Hrobar

Activities

Enjoy all of these activities from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (unless time is otherwise noted).

  • Fortlandia: Meet the Designers
  • Texas Native Tree and Shrub Sale (see list below)
  • Tree Climb (ages 7+)
  • Corn Hole (Bag Toss), Giant Jenga, Lawn Dominoes, and Yardzee
  • S’mores by the Campfire (donation suggested)
  • Texas Arboretum Scavenger Hunt
  • Fort Building for All Ages
  • Poetree Nature Writing with Jamie deBlanc-Knowles (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

…and many more crafts, activities and games!

20% off walking sticks and tree books in the Gift Store all day!

Food will be available for purchase from Wildflower Cafe with special pop-ups in the Courtyard and Arboretum.

Tree and Shrub Sale Plant List

Plant lists are available! The plant list is updated often leading up to the sale. Some species are available only in limited quantities and sizes. Please check back often for the latest list.

Plant Sale List

 

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Organizer

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Phone:
512.232.0100
Email:
info@wildflower.org