Gardens open by reservation with limited capacity

General Admission

The Wildflower Center is open with limited admission in order to maintain safe and appropriate social distancing.

  • Advance reservations are required.
  • We are currently accepting credit cards only.
  • Masks are required for ages 2 and up in all areas of the Center. Learn more.
  • Reservation times open seven days in advance.

Member Mornings

Members get early access beginning at 8 a.m. every day for Member Mornings. As always, admission is free for members and UT Austin faculty, staff and students. Become a member today! 

Spring Native Plant Sale

Our plant sale requires a reservation. Reservations are available three weeks out on a rolling basis.

How Reservations Work

  • Reservations open seven days in advance. Each day, a new date seven days ahead will become available for reservation.
  • Reservations close one hour before each time frame begins.
  • We ask that you arrive within the first 30 minutes of your reserved entry time.
  • Reciprocal admissions are available. Requests must be made in advance by contacting us at 512.232.0101 or [email protected].

What to Expect

  • Restrooms are open.
  • The Gift Store is open with limited capacity.
  • Wildflower Café is open with limited seating.
  • All other interior spaces are closed.
  • Most outdoor areas and features are open with the exception of areas occasionally closed for routine maintenance.

Safety: Keeping You and Our Staff Healthy

UT Austin Faculty, Staff and Students

Current UT Austin faculty, staff and students with valid ID receive free admission. Any accompanying guests will need to purchase a ticket for entry. If you are ordering online, please reserve a spot using the non-member ticket button. Be ready to show a valid UT ID to our admissions staff.

The Fine Print

The health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff are our first priorities. Mandates and recommendations from government officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may change our ability to follow this limited opening plan. If we find that guests are not following appropriate social distancing or other guidelines, we may be forced to completely close again. Please check our website for any changes or updates.

Need Help?

If you have any questions or need help with your reservation, please contact our Guest Experience team at 512.232.0101 or [email protected].