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November 2018

Fortlandia

November 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free with Admission
Fortlandia kids

Your secret hideout awaits! Ten locally designed forts bring out the kid in everyone.

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Sprouts

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Series: Botanical Illustration

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

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

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

November 14 @ 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

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2018

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

This six-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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Family Bird Walk

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free – $12
Yellow Rumped Warbler

here are many feathered friends to be found at the Wildflower Center if you watch for them winging or listen for their singing.

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Botany X-Files (CANCELLED)

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, happening 2 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45 – $81
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Investigate what plants are on your plate and in those pills! Open to everyone; educators get CPE credit.

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Fortlandia by Flashlight (Member Exclusive)

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free

Sneak out after dark, throw a pebble at your best friend's window, and don't forget your flashlight! Join us for a members-only night hike to explore Fortlandia, play games and roast marshmallows.

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Series: Nature and Abstract Drawing

November 20 @ 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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CLOSED

November 22
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One event on December 24, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 25, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 31, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on January 1, 2019 at 12:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wildflowers in the Savanna Meadow

The Wildflower Center is closed for the holiday. We hope to see you soon!

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December 2018

Wreath Workshop

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 1, 2018 at 11:30am

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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Nature Creations: Festive Winter Treasures

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission
Possomhaw (Ilex decidua)

Gather treasures from nature to make a beautiful holiday ornament keepsake!

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Texas Arboretum Tour

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on November 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
The Arboretum Trail gets sun-kissed. Photo: Wildflower Center.

Get your steps in while exploring the wonders of native trees (plus shrubs, grasses, flowers and more) in our Texas Arboretum, one of the most shaded trails at the Wildflower Center. Walks will focus on native flora and Texas history, and you'll likely see feathered friends along the way.

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Wintering Birds of the Wildflower Center

December 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free – $10
Yellow Rumped Warbler

Come "meet" the feathered residents and visitors of the Wildflower Center with expert birders!

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Holly Days

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, happening 4 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Join us in the Gift Store for special prices and extra festive happenings in the Wildflower Center Gift Store! Save 25% on nature-inspired gifts (all regularly priced merchandise) and enjoy giveaways, food sampling, artisans and more.

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Luminations

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, happening 4 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$10 – $15

Our annual tradition returns when the gardens are illuminated by thousands of luminarias and dazzling lights.

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January 2019

Winter Tree Fest

January 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas Arboretum sunrise winter tree fest

Celebrate trees in the Texas Arboretum with forts, climbing, walks with experts and more!

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February 2019

Children’s Book Fair

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission
Lady Bird Johnson Reading to children

A literary adventure featuring children's authors and illustrators from Texas, favorite characters, story time, and bookworm-friendly activities.

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Moonlight Hike

February 19, 2019 @ 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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