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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October 2019

Beginning Backyard Birding – NEW!

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Wintering Birds

Get tips for identifying your bird neighbors by sight and sound and learn how to support their populations

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Drawing I: Short Form

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

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

You can draw! Practice with a new medium in each session of this course. Start simple and refine your technique in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Series: Botanical Illustration

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2019

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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Series: Nature Journaling in Watercolor – NEW

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

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

Up your journal game by spending time in nature and expanding your creative toolbox with this 7-class series

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November 2019

Creating Wildflower Crafts With Alcohol Inks

November 2 @ 1:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Alcohol ink tile with bluebonnets, sunset and tree

Love wildflowers and being crafty? Learn to make decorative tiles using alcohol inks and canned air

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Yoga & Singing Bowls – NEW!

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 9:00am

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

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

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15 – $67.50
Virginia saltmarsh mallow

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

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Fantastic Fungi Film

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15
A mushroom on the forest floor with a webbed "bridal veil" in a still from the film Fantastic Fungi

An exclusive Texas screening featuring a Q&A with the director

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Foraging for Native Edibles

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 9:00am

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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Tree Pruning Workshop

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$30
Elias pruning trees, by Bill Boyd

For every tree there's a tool and for every tool there's a technique! Trees give us so much — learn how to keep them healthy and happy with proper pruning technique from a landscaping expert.

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Migratory Birds in the Landscape

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 14, 2019 at 8:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$8 – $15
Painted bunting PHOTO Bill J. 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.

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Winter Care for Native Plants

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Bluebonnet leaves coated with frost PHOTO Bruce Leander

This gardening workshop will introduce tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy through the winter.

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Create Space for Nature Play at Home – NEW!

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Kids building fort

Learn to create a child and pet-friendly nature play space at home or in your community

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Forts by Flashlight (Member Exclusive)

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free for Members
Fortlandia by flashlight

Sneak out after dark, throw a pebble at your best friend's window, and don't forget your flashlight!

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December 2019

Wreath Workshop

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45

Bring nature home for the holidays! Create a festive wreath or table centerpiece using native plants along with traditional holiday decorations.

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January 2020

Meditation & Visualization Techniques for a Healthy Mind, Body and Soul – NEW!

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45

Learn about and practice various meditation techniques

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February 2020

Gardening for Newcomers

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$35
Seed Silo Garden

New to Texas or just new to gardening? Come meet some natives and learn where to plant them and how to keep them healthy!

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