What if my group has fewer than 12 attendees?

Group admission and private tours require at least 12 attendees to qualify for the $2 discount off regular admission per ticket.

How long are private tours?

Private tours can be at your own pace, and there are benches throughout the Center to take breaks. Once your private tour has concluded, you are welcome to stay at the Center until close.

Is the Wildflower Center a drive-through garden?

No, the Wildflower Center’s arboretum, gardens and trails are connected via walking paths around the property. The type of trails at the Center vary and include cement, stone pavers and hardpacked crushed granite.

Is free parking available?

Yes, there is free parking onsite for guests. Street parking outside the Center gates is also free if the parking lot is full. Please allow time for check in and parking. As you drive in the gate, park in the visitor lot to the left or unload at the visitor drop off area near the Admissions Kiosk.

Is the Wildflower Center ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Wildflower Center’s Central Complex, Central Gardens, and Luci and Ian Family Garden are wheelchair accessible. The Arboretum Trail and Roadrunner Trail are also wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for guests to borrow at no charge at the Admissions Kiosk. We have a limited supply of wheelchairs, so they are offered on a first come, first serve basis. The type of trails at the Center vary and include cement, stone pavers and hardpacked crushed granite.

Can my group bring their own food?

Yes, if you prefer to bring your own meals, there are designated picnic areas available for use. The Café tables in the Courtyard are reserved for Café guests. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly. No outside alcohol allowed.

What payment method is accepted?

You may pay for your reservation at the Admissions Kiosk upon arrival. We accept credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). At this time, cash is not accepted.

What if there is bad weather?

In case of bad weather, please have a raincheck date in mind. Cancellations due to bad weather will not be charged. Please dress appropriately for the weather (hats for sun, coats for the cold, wind and rain, etc). Bringing your own water bottle is encouraged, and there are a couple of water stations at the Center for refills. Please see icons on map for locations.

If your question has not been addressed, please contact us at 512.232.0176 or [email protected] and a Guest Services Associate will assist you.