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Wildflower Center

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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States

The place to be!

August 2019

Guided Garden Tour

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 31, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission
Native Wildflower Week tour with Minnette, 2015

Tour our gardens with a knowledgeable volunteer docent

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Series: Nature and Abstract Drawing

August 27 @ 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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$209

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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Drawing I: Short Form

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

You can draw! Practice with a new medium in each session of this course. Start simple and refine your technique in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Sprouts

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Thursday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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September 2019

Native Plant Gardening Series: Small-lot Landscape Design

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Texas Mixed Border Garden

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Get expert guidance in designing small gardens and spaces

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Botanical Art Illustration for Kids

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$40
Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants I

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Rock Rose, Pavonia lasiopetala

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Learn to identify native plants of Texas and choose the best for your garden

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Large-Scale Landscape Design

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Wildflower meadow

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Get expert guidance designing for 1 or more acres

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Plants II

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Dig deeper into the world of native plant ID and knowledge

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Installation

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Milkweed seedlings PHOTO Joanna Wojtkowiak

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Learn to give those plants a great start and install garden features

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Maintenance

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: Learn to keep your plants healthy

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Native Plant Gardening Series: Integrated Pest Management

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
A Chinese mantis feeds on a fly and a sphinx moth, respectively. PHOTO Chris Helzer

Part of our popular Native Plant Gardening Series: I.D. beneficial vs. harmful insects and learn best practices

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Class: Native Plants to Dye For

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45

Celebrate the colors of the season with your own plant-dyed fabrics!

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October 2019

Fortlandia

October 5, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free with Admission

Your secret hideout awaits!

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Landscape Design Studios I & II

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$125
Damianita blooms

This two-class course takes principles from our “Native Plant Gardening: Landscape Design” into a studio environment with guidance from an expert horticulturalist.

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Fortlandia Takeover

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Wildflower magazine editor Amy McCullough shows off her sandbar-island campsite, a wooden staff inherited from a previous camper, and a handcrafted fire ring. PHOTO Jimmie Buchanan Jr.

Big kids (aka adults!) need time to go wild too. Join us for an exclusive after-hours event curated to satisfy your inner child and your outer sophisticate. Set in the Texas Arboretum among our fantastic Fortlandia exhibition, offerings include tree climbing, botany-themed beer tasting, delicious food from local hot spots, Tito's cocktails and more. Additional details to be announced.

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Fall Native Plant Sale: Members Only

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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California poppies ready for the plant sale

A special member benefit featuring more than 300 species of Texas native plants

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Fall Native Plant Sale: Public Day

October 19 @ 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

More than 300 species of native plants ready to make your garden look like Texas

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November 2019

Tree Pruning Workshop

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$30
Elias pruning trees, by Bill Boyd

For every tree there's a tool and for every tool there's a technique! Trees give us so much — learn how to keep them healthy and happy with proper pruning technique from a landscaping expert.

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Winter Care for Native Plants

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Bluebonnet leaves coated with frost PHOTO Bruce Leander

This gardening workshop will introduce tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy through the winter.

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Forts by Flashlight (Member Exclusive)

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free for Members
Fortlandia by flashlight

Sneak out after dark, throw a pebble at your best friend's window, and don't forget your flashlight!

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December 2019

Luminations

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until December 15, 2019

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

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

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February 2020

Gardening for Newcomers

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$35
Seed Silo Garden

New to Texas or just new to gardening? Come meet some natives and learn where to plant them and how to keep them healthy!

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