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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States

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September 2018

Fortlandia

September 29, 2018 - February 24, 2019
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Fortlandia kids

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February 2019

Guided Garden Tour

February 24 @ 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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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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Growing Operations Tour for Members

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Cacti being grown for our plant sale

On this tour, get behind the scenes in the main nursery with our nursery manager. Learn about plants we grow for the gardens and plant sales and hear about our projects and collaborations.

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Hatha Yoga for Members

February 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Wednesday, happening 4 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free for Members
Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Photo: Wildflower Center

Carve out some time for self-care in the gardens with drop in hatha yoga, exclusively for Member Appreciation Month!

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Sprouts

February 27 @ 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

February 27 @ 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

One event on March 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 3, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 10, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 24, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 1, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 8, 2019 at 10:00am

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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Series: Watercolor — Basics and Beyond

February 28 @ 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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March 2019

Scenic Spring Sauntering – NEW

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 16, 2019 at 10:30am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$20
John Barr Trail with bluebonnets

American transcendentalists such as Thoreau were practitioners of sauntering, a mindful meandering with the aim of spiritual connection to the earth. Join this guided group to refresh and realign with nature. 

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Small-lot Landscapes

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Home owner inspiration garden, formal

Part of the Native Plant Gardening Series, this class is ideal for participants designing landscapes with one acre of land or less; perfect for designing yards and gardens. Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants I

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Freshly showered Eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii)

Part of the Native Plant Gardening Series, in this class students will identify and learn about a variety of plants native to Central Texas, unique growing characteristics of each, and how to choose the right ones for a garden. Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings!

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Meg & Megan’s Spring Art Show Opening

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
Wildflower and bird paintings by Meg LeCompte and Megan Lee

The Wildflower Center Gift Store is proud to present the colorful, expressive art of Megan Lee and Meg LaCompte for a springtime showing, March 1 - 25. This is a meet-and-greet event with the artists, open to the public.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Large-Scale Design

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Resoration Research landscape

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series, this class is ideal for participants designing landscapes with one acre of land or more. Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants II

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Texas lantana, Lantana urticoides. By Bruce Leander

In this continuation of our popular Native Plants Gardening Series, dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Take classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Installation

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Field of Black-eyed susans PHOTO Lee Clippard

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series, this class is ideal for those wanting to learn about site preparation, irrigation, planting best practices and mulch application for a healthy garden. Take classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save.

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Nature Is the Best Medicine

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15
Golden-eye phlox, Phlox roemeriana PHOTO Bruce Leander

Spring signifies renewal and growth. In this timely talk with Dr. Gerry King, explore how time in nature restores energy, improves mood and relieves stress. Take away tools to promote healing and health.  

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Spring Discovery Carts in the Garden

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until March 22, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
Family Garden - kids behindwaterfall

Drop in for fun in our Family Garden with nature themes and self-guided activities. Play every day, outdoors! All ages welcome.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Maintenance

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Karen working in the field, by Bill Boyd

In this continuation of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series, gain knowledge of plant physiology, gardening tools, watering guidelines and more. Take classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save.

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What A Hoot! (Family Event)

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
Athena smiling PHOTO Bill J. Boyd

Nocturnal hunters, owls are more often heard than seen. Come learn about these mysterious, magical birds and how they get along in and near our city. All ages welcome.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Pest Management

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
American beautyberry and inland sea oats

In this final installment of the Native Plant Gardening Series, learn to identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices. Take classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save.

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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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Landscape Photography

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Maximilian sunflower against meadow and clouds. PHOTO Bruce Leander

Learn to see landscapes with the eye of a trained photographer and capture crisp, composed shots by practicing amidst the Wildflowers with a pro instructor.

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Foraging for Native Edibles

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25

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

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April 2019

Migratory Birds in the Landscape

April 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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One event on May 16, 2019 at 7:30am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$15
Humming bird, salvia. By Bill Boyd

Join birders from Travis Audubon and horticulturists from the Wildflower Center on a walk focused on plants that migratory birds rely on for food and shelter.

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Ecology & Art Walk + Workshop – NEW

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$95

Half ecological education and half artistic exploration, this expert-led walk and workshop is for anyone who wants to spend time reflecting in nature with pen or brush in hand, learning about the landscape along the way.

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Arranging With Wildflowers

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$35

Learn which native flowers keep, how to cut them, and floral design techniques for perfect placement. 

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Bees, Butterflies, Beetles & Blooms – NEW

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free With Admission
Monarch butterfly on shrubby boneset, , Nymphalidae danaus plexippus, by Val Bugh

Spring has sprung and the gardens are buzzing with color and activity! Join this drop-in family program to come play and learn why pollinators are attracted to certain plants.

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Spring Native Plant Sale: Member Day

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free for Members
California poppies ready for the plant sale

Shop hundreds of species of native Texas plants

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Spring Native Plant Sale: Public Day

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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2017 Spring Native Plant Sale

Shop hundreds of species of native Texas plants

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June 2019

Camp Wildflower

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Landscape design class during Camp Wildflower

At Camp Wildflower, children become conservationists, botanists, horticulturists, citizen scientists and ecologists as they explore native plants and the environment.

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