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Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. – Noon

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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January 2019

Series: Botanical Illustration

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 7, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$199

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.

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Guided Garden Tour

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 6, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission
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.

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Series: Watercolor — Basics and Beyond

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 8, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$199

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!

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February 2019

Perfumes, Potions & Plant Aphrodisiacs Talk + Workshop

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free – $45
Hibiscus grandiflorus

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 behavior 

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Nature Drawing

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$95
Sage bloom drawing by Samantha N Peters

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.

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Moonlight Hike

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on February 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$15
Moon rising through fall trees

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

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Austin Cave Festival

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free
Family Caving, PHOTO Tanya Zastrow

A free, family-friendly event offering hands-on activities, cave explorations, science and adventure presentations, and more

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March 2019

Series: Nature and Abstract Drawing

March 26 @ 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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$199

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.

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