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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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June 2018

Guided Garden Tour

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 2, 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

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. Garden tours are always free with admission to the gardens; inquire at the Admissions Kiosk! Interested in volunteering for our educational programs? Inspired by nature? Come share your passion! In spring we have weekly training and volunteer opportunities with…

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Drawing I – Short Form

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 10, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Presented in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School. You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Watercolor: Basics and Beyond

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, happening 6 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens. All levels are welcome. Beginners will be introduced to the watercolor medium using traditional approaches and color theory. Intermediate-level students will advance technique through practice and critiques while also improving composition skills. Demos will include wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, and ways…

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Tai Chi

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Botanical Illustration

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is excited to announce a partnership with The Contemporary Austin Art School! Drawing and watercolor classes will be taught in our McDermott Learning Center, a beautifully restored 19th-century carriage house nestled in the gardens. 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.…

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July 2018

Tai Chi

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 18, 2018

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

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Nature and Abstract Drawing

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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In partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. Learn how to create abstract drawings using natural forms as inspiration. Class will start with perennials, seedpods, trees, rocks, and water studies and learn how to transform these representational objects into abstract formal compositions that reflect your personal interests. Students will use graphite, charcoal, ink, and a variety of paper surfaces.

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Luscious Landscapes (Watercolor Painting)

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Presented in partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. Transparent watercolor is the perfect medium for capturing landscapes. Create beautiful light patterns and establish a mood in your paintings by working in the studio as well as our gardens and natural areas. Demonstrations will emphasize the use of fresh, lively color. Some experience in watercolor painting is recommended.

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Drawing I – Short Form

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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In partnership with Contemporary Austin Art School. You can draw! Practice with a new drawing medium in each session of this course. Enjoy drawing success in the very first class. Throughout the course you will refine your technique while focusing on still-life and found objects in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Lady Bird Day

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Lady Bird Johnson

In July, we honor our founder and "Environmental First Lady" Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, special exhibits and activities for all ages.

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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