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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December 2017

Wreath Workshop

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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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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Wildflower Tiles With Alcohol Inks (Beginner)

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Learn to create eye-catching wildflower ceramic tiles with alcohol inks and canned air using a unique technique! Go home with three charming tiles (including bluebonnets, of course) and a new skill. Space is limited; register here. $40 registration + $10 lab fee Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.  

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Wildflower Crafts with Alcohol Inks (Intermediate)

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Love wildflowers, painting and adding to your skill-box? Learn to make decorative tiles, magnets and a light switch plate using alcohol inks and canned air. Nature will be your muse as you paint wildflowers and stately native grasses. Space is limited; register here. $40 per person + $10 lab fee Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Wildflower Tiles With Alcohol Inks (Beginner)

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Learn to create eye-catching wildflower ceramic tiles with alcohol inks and canned air using a unique technique! Go home with three charming tiles (including bluebonnets, of course) and a new skill. Space is limited; register here. $40 registration + $10 lab fee Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.  

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Moonlight Hike

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Moon rising through fall trees

Join us on an after-hours, moonlit hike throughout the gardens and the Texas Arboretum.

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Luminations

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luminations Theme Gardens, 2015

We're lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias to make the season bright! Free hot chocolate and taffy, live music and more!

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Luminations

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luminations Theme Gardens, 2015

We're lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias to make the season bright! Free hot chocolate and taffy, live music and more!

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Luminations

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luminations Theme Gardens, 2015

We're lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias to make the season bright! Free hot chocolate and taffy, live music and more!

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Luminations

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luminations Theme Gardens, 2015

We're lighting up the gardens with thousands of luminarias to make the season bright! Free hot chocolate and taffy, live music and more!

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January 2018

Winter Care for Native Plants

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Big muhly in front of the frosty play lawn.

Should I prune my perennials to remove frost damage? Is there special care for cold-growing grasses? Whether you're interested in converting yards into climate-adapted native plant habitats or you’re already maintaining a native landscape, this workshop will introduce tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy through the winter. Registration opens the first week of September. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails. $45 per person Members receive discounts on programs…

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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.