ADULT PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center offers abundant opportunities to learn about Texas native plants, gardening, nature art, photography, writing and more — including our very popular Native Plant Gardening Series.

Classes generally happen during spring and fall, with other programs occurring throughout the year.

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April 2020

Series: Nature and Abstract Drawing (POSTPONED)

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$209

This is a seven-week course In partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School

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Series: Botanical Illustration (CANCELLED)

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$209

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms in this seven-class series in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School

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Foraging for Native Edibles (CANCELLED)

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25

Discover edible native plants you can forage and harvest in Central Texas.

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Plein Air Drawing (CANCELLED)

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wildflower meadow

Become a keen observer of nature and express yourself through art, outdoors.

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Landscape Design Studio (CANCELLED)

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$125
Landscape design class

This two-class class takes place in a studio environment with guidance from an expert horticulturalist

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Invasive Species Workshop – NEW (CANCELLED)

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15
Pulling bastard cabbage

Learn about invasives species in Texas, how to ID them and what you can do to prevent their spread

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Earth Day: 50th Anniversary (CANCELLED)

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
Black-eyed Susans in the Savanna Meadow

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with citizen-science activities, nature play and special tours!

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Wildflower Road Show (CANCELLED)

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$125
Highway 29, Llano, Texas. By Joey McKay

Hop on the bus to see gorgeous Hill Country wildflowers with expert guides

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Native Plants for Hedges (CANCELLED)

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Home owner inspiration garden, formal

Whether you're looking to border a small garden or create privacy in your landscape, native plants make excellent hedges

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City Nature Challenge – (CANCELLED)

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
Bumblebee on fall obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)

It's time for citizen science! Grab your phone and come seek & share spring flora + fauna at the Center

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May 2020

Parking Lot Birding Presentation & Book Signing – NEW

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
Male Araripe Manakin, by Rick Elis Simpson

Learn about accessible birding spots around the state at this author presentation and book signing

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Agaves, Yuccas & Beyond – NEW

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)

From thick, sturdy leaves to sky-high stalks, these plants are even more fascinating once you more about them

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Yoga & Singing Bowls

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 7, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15 – $81
Photo of yoga instructor Cynthia Bernard wearing a "Dog Ma" white tank and stirring the singing bowls laid out on a blue blanket in the gardens for a yoga class

Join us for a morning of movement, mindfulness and the music of Tibetan and quartz singing bowls and chimes.

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Gardening for Wildlife

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$95
Humming bird, salvia. By Bill Boyd

Learn to use native plants to support robust ecosystems and provide habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and others

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Migratory Birds in the Landscape

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$15
Painted bunting PHOTO Bill J. Boyd

Expert horticulturists and birders lead this walk and point out what plants are vital to migratory birds

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Easy Spring Gardening

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Golden-eye phlox, Phlox roemeriana PHOTO Bruce Leander

Come learn how to garden smarter, not harder, with native plants!

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June 2020

Native Host Plants for Butterflies & Moths

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$55
Monarch butterfly on goldenrod

Learn to create a host-plant haven for the larvae of Texas butterflies and moths with native plants in your garden.

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Thorns & Blooms: Growing Cacti

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Tobusch Fishhook Cactus

Many spiny species also have beautiful blooms! Take a tour of our greenhouse and learn how to grow cacti at home

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Summer Care for Native Plants

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$30
Texas lantana, Lantana urticoides. By Bruce Leander

Convert your yard into drought-resistant native plant habitat with tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy

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July 2020

Native Fruit Trees of Texas

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$30
Mexican plum (Prunus mexicanus)

Money may not grow on trees, but fruit does, and a healthy native fruit tree is truly priceless!

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