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Explore a collection of custom-designed forts in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum from October through January. Your secret hideout awaits!

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Enjoy the natural wonder of winter in our gardens and natural areas every December and January. Featuring thousands of luminarias, seasonal food and drink, and the light-splashed forts of Fortlandia.

Get lit in our Texas Arboretum » 

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Spring Native Plant Sale

Our spring plant sales, held from March through May, feature a variety of beautiful, resilient Texas native plants. Select your favorites and get gardening with help from our experts.

Spring sale dates to be announced

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Tuesday Twilights

Spring and fall happy hours featuring live music, food trucks, artists and — of course! — wildflowers. Entry is included with admission, which is always free for members.

March 22 – May 10, 2022

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Nature Nights

Nature Nights, every Thursday in June, are free, family-friendly evenings filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas.

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Lady Bird Day

Every fourth Saturday in July, we honor our namesake and founder by celebrating all she did for our nation’s environment and offering free admission to all.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

Our fall plant sales, held from late September to early November, feature a variety of beautiful and sustainable Texas native species. Autumn is the best time to plant!

Fall sale dates to be announced


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