Take to the trees.

Fridays & Saturdays, May 4 – 19

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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April 2018

Fortlandia Information Session

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Kids building fort

This is an information session for those who are interested in submitting a proposal for our fall exhibit in the Texas Arboretum, Fortlandia.

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Qigong & Yoga

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$15
Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Carve out some time for self-care in the gardens with Qigong, an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

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Foraging for Native Edibles

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on May 19, 2018 at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25
Giant spiderwort, Tradescantia gigantea

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

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Botanical Art Workshop

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Shumard red oak leaf on white

There’s a reason works of art are often called “studies” — putting a specimen on paper is a fantastic way to spend time getting to know, observe and learn about it. Through demonstration and instruction, learn to use colored pencils to document and create native plant specimens in the botanical art style. Class will cover lighting, layering, color, proportion and line work; students will leave with a new way to celebrate and create in the natural world. Space is limited…

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May 2018

Aerial Yoga

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$25
Aerial yoga, by John Clark

Enjoy the benefits of both nature and movement in aerial yoga under the trees with the aid of "silk" hammocks.

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Movies in the Wild: The Lorax

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Movies in the Wild, The Lorax

Oct. 6, 2017

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Gardening for Wildlife – NEW

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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A male American goldfinch feeding atop a coneflower in the genus Echinacea. Foraging wild birds benefit the most from access to native plants. Photo by: Chad Horwedel

Ready to make your yard, garden or land a paradise for native wildlife? Learn how to use native plants to support robust ecosystems and provide habitat for birds, butterflies, bees and more. Discover how groundcover, water features and lighting affect livability. Space is limited and registration is required. Members receive a discount on registration. Learn more about membership here. $95 per person REGISTER  

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Migratory Birds in the Landscape – NEW

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$10
Humming bird, salvia. By Bill Boyd

Join birders from Travis Audubon and horticulturists from the Wildflower Center on a walk focused on plants that migratory birds rely on for food and shelter. Bring binoculars to see what feathered friends are passing through. Space is limited and registration is required. This program is free for members. Learn more about membership here. $10 per person (non-members) REGISTER

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Presentation: Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Come hear from Michael Eason, author of the newly released "Wildflowers of Texas" as he talks about the wonders of Texas' favorite flora. The presentation will be followed by a book signing at the Wildflower Center Gift Store. This event is free with admission. Admission is always free for members! Once again, spring has returned to Texas--and so have the wildflowers! With their arrival comes a new addition to the bestselling Timber Press Field Guide series. This compact guide will…

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Birds & Blooms – NEW

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Birds and Blooms Bill J Boyd

Early birds of all ages can join a nature walk to observe flowers and feathered friends in our gardens.

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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