NATIONAL WILDFLOWER WEEK
May 7-13, 2023
Celebrate all things wildflower during National Wildflower Week!
Explore family-friendly activities such as wildflower bingo and instructional videos for making seed balls and crafting nature bracelets. We’ve also thrown in some serene views and sounds from our gardens for meditation and relaxation, poetry and music inspired by the outdoors, a chance to test your wildflower knowledge, and more.
Get Crafty With Nature
Enjoy Mellow Sounds
Write a Nature Haiku
DIY Seed Balls
What is National Wildflower Week?
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s National Wildflower Week is the first full week of May. It was created in 1987 to celebrate the beauty and importance of native wildflowers across the United States.
Why are wildflowers important?
- Provide food and shelter for wildlife
- Play important roles in ecosystem health
- Beautify the environment
What is a wildflower?
“Wildflower” is not really a scientific term. Put simply, a wildflower is generally considered to be a wild, non-woody, flowering plant. Think sunflowers, coneflowers, Dutchman’s breeches, lupines, trillium and columbine. There are easily 2,700 species of native wildflowers in Texas (of about 5,000 total native plant species). Combined with all of the other trees, shrubs, vines and cacti, there are approximately 20,000 native plants in North America. Explore them further on our database.
Ready to see some wildflowers?
Whether you’re travelling solo or visiting with friends and family, there’s plenty to see at the Wildflower Center during National Wildflower Week. Consider joining in on a guided garden tour offered at 10 a.m. daily – it’s free with admission!