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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July 2017

Native Plants of Central Texas for Teachers

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Golden groundsel cluster, by Bruce Leander

Teachers, learn the basics of plant identification and about common species around Austin. These skills will enrich all your future outdoor field trips!

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Botany X-Files (Canceled)

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, happening 2 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Investigate what plants are on your plate and in those pills! Open to everyone; educators get CPE credit.

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Lady Bird Day

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
2017 Lady Bird Day Ad, free admission

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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Project Learning Tree & Tree Mapping Workshop

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Educators, learn how to use Project Learning Tree and how to map trees with a locally-developed app.

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September 2017

(PARK)ing Day Downtown

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Austin, 310 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Parking Day

We're taking our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants to downtown ATX as we improve 2 parking spaces for a day with greenery and DIY fun. 

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Moonlight Hike

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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Foraging for Native Edibles

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 14, 2017 at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Yaupon holly

Discover edible native plants you can forage and harvest in Central Texas.

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Austin Museum Day

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Child holding a grasshopper

Join us for activities all over the Center with story time, presentations, demonstrations and tours throughout the day. Free admission.

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Gentle Yoga & Meditation (Cancelled)

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wetland Pond

Find mindfulness and move with ease among the fall-bloomers and native trees.

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Native Plant Gardening Series

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017

One event on September 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Home owner inspiration garden, mixed border

Expert horticulturalists teach this series and prepare students to transform gardens into native plant landscapes. Take the series or individual classes.

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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.