ADULT PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center offers abundant opportunities to learn about Texas native plants, gardening, nature art, photography, writing and more. We offer our very popular Native Plant Gardening Certificate through UT Informal Classes.

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

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February 2018

Family Garden Tour for Members

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luci and Ian Family Garden

Tour the Family Garden to learn about its native plants, natural materials, rain gardens and special features such as the Fibonacci spiral. REGISTER

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Docent Training

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Carolyn Long leading a guided tour during National Wildflower Week

Docents are volunteer superstars who represent the Center and serve the public by answering questions, giving tours, working with children's groups and serving as ambassadors to visitors from all over the world. Join the ranks!

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Arboretum & Hall of Texas Heroes Tour for Members

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The Arboretum Trail gets sun-kissed. Photo: Wildflower Center.

Members can take a rare guided tour of the Texas Arboretum, featuring the historic trees in the Hall of Texas Heroes. REGISTER

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Growing Operations Tour for Members

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Cacti being grown for our plant sale

On this tour, see the main nursery area with an overview by staff of how plants are grown for the gardens and plant sales. Learn about different projects the Center has worked on in the past and present. REGISTER

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March 2018

Oak Wilt Workshop

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Sunrising on the Texas Arboretum Trail, PHOTO Bruce Leander

Oak wilt is a serious threat to Texas oak trees. Learn to identify and combat it with proper tree care.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Small Lot Landscapes

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Home owner inspiration garden, formal

Part of the Native Plant Gardening Series, this class is ideal for participants designing landscapes with one acre of land or less; perfect for designing yards and gardens. The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, March 10 - 24 and Sunday, March 11) . Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of…

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants I

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Freshly showered Eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii)

Part of the Native Plant Gardening Series, in this class students will identify and learn about a variety of plants native to Central Texas, unique growing characteristics of each, and how to choose the right ones for a garden. The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, March 10 - 24 and Sunday, March 11) . Take the classes individually or…

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Large-Scale Design

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Resoration Research landscape

Part of the Native Plant Gardening Series, this class is ideal for participants designing landscapes with one acre of land or more. The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, March 10 - 24 and Sunday, March 11) . Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings and the…

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Native Plants Gardening Series: Plants II

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas lantana, Lantana urticoides. By Bruce Leander

In this continuation of the Native Plants Gardening Series, dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Plants I is recommended prior to this class. The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, March 10 - 24 and Sunday, March 11) . Take the classes individually…

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Installation

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Stephanie, Taste of Place

In this installment of the Native Plant Gardening Series, learn site preparation, irrigation, best planting practices and mulch application for a healthy garden. The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, March 10 - 24 and Sunday, March 11) . Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings and…

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience.