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.
Upcoming Events › Adult Programs
Seven-class series in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School. Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms. Create detailed illustrations using a variety of papers with graphite, colored pencils, and ink. Enjoy and experience the native plants at the Wildflower Center by sketching flora in and out of the studio.Find out more »
Tour our gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent and learn about native plants and the history and architecture of the Center. Each of our docents bring their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons.Find out more »
This seven-session course is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School. All levels welcome. Lessons will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, color theory, composition, and ways to create glowing color like those you see in our gardens and natural areas!Find out more »
Throughout history, plants have intoxicated us through the channels of our senses. Come learn about the power of plant scents to influence our moods and behaviorFind out more »
Discover how to interpret the beauty of nature through personal expression while learning about composition, proportion and perspective. Learn to create proportionally correct forms and believable textures.Find out more »
Join us on an after-hours, moonlit hike throughout the gardens and the Texas Arboretum.Find out more »
A free, family-friendly event offering hands-on activities, cave explorations, science and adventure presentations, and moreFind out more »
Seven-week course In partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. Learn how to create abstract drawings using natural forms as inspiration. Class will start plant and natural element studies and discover how to transform these representational objects into abstract formal compositions reflecting the individual.Find out more »