Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to conserving Texas native plants and using them to create healthy landscapes. Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, the Center is nationally-renowned for its programs in native plant conservation, ecosystem design, sustainable landscapes and education. The Center’s beautiful campus and botanic gardens are a mere 10 miles from downtown Austin and demonstrate the ecological heritage of Texas through native plant gardens, the Texas Arboretum and the Luci and Ian Family Garden. A few fast facts:

• More than 100,000 visitors per year
• Campus is 279 acres and features 9 acres of cultivated gardens
• There are more than 650 species of Texas native plants displayed at the Center
• Offers a wealth of kids and adult learning opportunities, from weekly Sprouts programming to Go Native U – an adult education program that focuses on native plants, gardening and art.
• Center features one of Austin’s premier gift store and the Wildflower Cafe.

location

4801 La Crosse Avenue (map)

hours

Tuesday-Sunday; 9am-5:00pm, Monday: closed, During Wildflower Days™ (mid-March through May): Monday-Sunday: 9am-5:00pm

admissions

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors 65 years and older, $7 Students with college ID, $4 Children 5 through 17, Free for Members and Children 4 years and under

phone

(512) 232-0200

website

www.wildflower.org

upcoming events

September 5, 2015

Art in Nature: Nature as Inspiration

10am-12pm (6-8 years old) or 1pm-3pm (9-11years old) Young artists will be introduced to artists Leonardo da Vinci and Frida Kahlo for self-portrait inspiration. After looking closely and sketching plants in the garden, each artist will paint a nature-filled self-portrait. Price:$35.00 per person for each class. Instructor:  Sherri Jones is a professional juried artist, recently exhibiting my “Significant Blooms” watercolor paintings at the LBJ Wildflower Center.  A certified K-12 Art teacher with many years of experience teaching students of all ages, I combine my love of nature, art history and color to inspire ALL to create and BE original!  

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September 12, 2015 | 10:30am

Family Yoga in the Family Garden

Family Yoga in the Garden - Yoga for all ages!  Family yoga classes are one hour weekly sessions that are filled with songs, games and stories with yoga postures throughout.  In this 6 week series Liz incorporates different lessons into her stories, such as helpfulness, kindness, generosity & friendship using animals and nature to inspire imagination and play with parents and their children.  Group, individual and partner poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and guided meditations and relaxations encourage families to connect to their own spirit and with each other in a beautiful natural setting.  This is an amazing opportunity for parents and children to unite and to let love abound together while practicing yoga!  Sign up for 1 or more sessions. Requirements:  Please wear loose or stretchy, comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch and relax in!  Bring with you a water bottle and yoga mat or towel for each member of the family.  Optional: bug spray and/or sunscreen as classes will be held outdoors if weather permits. Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, & 26.  Oct. 3, 17, & 31 Price:$15.00 per adult/$8.00 per child for each class. Enrollment: 7 minimum--30 maximum Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739, Map- http://www.wildflower.org/visit/ Location: Play Lawn in the Family Garden Rain plan: Move indoors or cancel Materials:  Yoga mat or towel  Liz is a native Austinite, a creative soul with many projects and interests.  She is infinitely curious, a life-long student and lover of observing the world.  When she found yoga, she discovered a home with and has been in love with yoga ever since!  Liz has been practicing and teaching Kids & Teen, Family, Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga for more than 12 years.  She strives to empower her students to create their own practice and to take away tools to use in everyday life.  Currently Liz teaches at Say Om Yoga, Little Yoga House, Ladybird Wildflower Center and in various schools around Austin.

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September 19, 2015 | 10:30am

Family Yoga in the Family Garden

Family Yoga in the Garden - Yoga for all ages!  Family yoga classes are one hour weekly sessions that are filled with songs, games and stories with yoga postures throughout.  In this 6 week series Liz incorporates different lessons into her stories, such as helpfulness, kindness, generosity & friendship using animals and nature to inspire imagination and play with parents and their children.  Group, individual and partner poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and guided meditations and relaxations encourage families to connect to their own spirit and with each other in a beautiful natural setting.  This is an amazing opportunity for parents and children to unite and to let love abound together while practicing yoga!  Sign up for 1 or more sessions. Requirements:  Please wear loose or stretchy, comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch and relax in!  Bring with you a water bottle and yoga mat or towel for each member of the family.  Optional: bug spray and/or sunscreen as classes will be held outdoors if weather permits. Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, & 26.  Oct. 3, 17, & 31 Price:$15.00 per adult/$8.00 per child for each class. Enrollment: 7 minimum--30 maximum Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739, Map- http://www.wildflower.org/visit/ Location: Play Lawn in the Family Garden Rain plan: Move indoors or cancel Materials:  Yoga mat or towel  Liz is a native Austinite, a creative soul with many projects and interests.  She is infinitely curious, a life-long student and lover of observing the world.  When she found yoga, she discovered a home with and has been in love with yoga ever since!  Liz has been practicing and teaching Kids & Teen, Family, Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga for more than 12 years.  She strives to empower her students to create their own practice and to take away tools to use in everyday life.  Currently Liz teaches at Say Om Yoga, Little Yoga House, Ladybird Wildflower Center and in various schools around Austin.

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September 26, 2015 | 10:30am

Family Yoga in the Family Garden

Family Yoga in the Garden - Yoga for all ages!  Family yoga classes are one hour weekly sessions that are filled with songs, games and stories with yoga postures throughout.  In this 6 week series Liz incorporates different lessons into her stories, such as helpfulness, kindness, generosity & friendship using animals and nature to inspire imagination and play with parents and their children.  Group, individual and partner poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and guided meditations and relaxations encourage families to connect to their own spirit and with each other in a beautiful natural setting.  This is an amazing opportunity for parents and children to unite and to let love abound together while practicing yoga!  Sign up for 1 or more sessions. Requirements:  Please wear loose or stretchy, comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch and relax in!  Bring with you a water bottle and yoga mat or towel for each member of the family.  Optional: bug spray and/or sunscreen as classes will be held outdoors if weather permits. Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, & 26.  Oct. 3, 17, & 31 Price:$15.00 per adult/$8.00 per child for each class. Enrollment: 7 minimum--30 maximum Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739, Map- http://www.wildflower.org/visit/ Location: Play Lawn in the Family Garden Rain plan: Move indoors or cancel Materials:  Yoga mat or towel  Liz is a native Austinite, a creative soul with many projects and interests.  She is infinitely curious, a life-long student and lover of observing the world.  When she found yoga, she discovered a home with and has been in love with yoga ever since!  Liz has been practicing and teaching Kids & Teen, Family, Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga for more than 12 years.  She strives to empower her students to create their own practice and to take away tools to use in everyday life.  Currently Liz teaches at Say Om Yoga, Little Yoga House, Ladybird Wildflower Center and in various schools around Austin.

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September 27, 2015 | 8pm

Moonlight Hike at Wildflower Center

Bloominarias2000-Moon(24) September 27th Explore the grounds of the Wildflower Center on this 3 mile guided walk under the light of the moon.  The guide will highlight the history of the Wildflower Center, chosen points of interest, and seasonal highlights.  Ages: 16 years and older. Event contact: 512-232-0100. https://www.wildflower.org/

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September 28, 2015 | 8pm

Moonlight Hike at the Wildflower Center

September 28th Explore the grounds of the Wildflower Center on this 3 mile guided walk under the light of the moon.  The guide will highlight the history of the Wildflower Center, chosen points of interest, and seasonal highlights.  Ages: 16 years and older. Event contact: 512-232-0100. https://www.wildflower.org/

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October 2, 2015 | 6pm

Bug Night Out

Friday, October 2nd Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Wildflower Center at night and explore the many insects in our gardens. Come early and enjoy a bug-themed dinner in our Café and then stay for one of our guided flashlight tours. You can also explore the gardens on your own, but don’t forget to bring your own flashlight (the Store will be closed). We’ll also have several mercury light stations, which attract some of the coolest critters of the night!

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October 3, 2015 | 10:30am

Family Yoga in the Family Garden

Family Yoga in the Garden - Yoga for all ages!  Family yoga classes are one hour weekly sessions that are filled with songs, games and stories with yoga postures throughout.  In this 6 week series Liz incorporates different lessons into her stories, such as helpfulness, kindness, generosity & friendship using animals and nature to inspire imagination and play with parents and their children.  Group, individual and partner poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and guided meditations and relaxations encourage families to connect to their own spirit and with each other in a beautiful natural setting.  This is an amazing opportunity for parents and children to unite and to let love abound together while practicing yoga!  Sign up for 1 or more sessions. Requirements:  Please wear loose or stretchy, comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch and relax in!  Bring with you a water bottle and yoga mat or towel for each member of the family.  Optional: bug spray and/or sunscreen as classes will be held outdoors if weather permits. Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, & 26.  Oct. 3, 17, & 31 Price:$15.00 per adult/$8.00 per child for each class. Enrollment: 7 minimum--30 maximum Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739, Map- http://www.wildflower.org/visit/ Location: Play Lawn in the Family Garden Rain plan: Move indoors or cancel Materials:  Yoga mat or towel  Liz is a native Austinite, a creative soul with many projects and interests.  She is infinitely curious, a life-long student and lover of observing the world.  When she found yoga, she discovered a home with and has been in love with yoga ever since!  Liz has been practicing and teaching Kids & Teen, Family, Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga for more than 12 years.  She strives to empower her students to create their own practice and to take away tools to use in everyday life.  Currently Liz teaches at Say Om Yoga, Little Yoga House, Ladybird Wildflower Center and in various schools around Austin.

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October 17, 2015 | 10:30am

Family Yoga in the Family Garden

Family Yoga in the Garden - Yoga for all ages!  Family yoga classes are one hour weekly sessions that are filled with songs, games and stories with yoga postures throughout.  In this 6 week series Liz incorporates different lessons into her stories, such as helpfulness, kindness, generosity & friendship using animals and nature to inspire imagination and play with parents and their children.  Group, individual and partner poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and guided meditations and relaxations encourage families to connect to their own spirit and with each other in a beautiful natural setting.  This is an amazing opportunity for parents and children to unite and to let love abound together while practicing yoga!  Sign up for 1 or more sessions. Requirements:  Please wear loose or stretchy, comfortable clothing that you can move around, stretch and relax in!  Bring with you a water bottle and yoga mat or towel for each member of the family.  Optional: bug spray and/or sunscreen as classes will be held outdoors if weather permits. Dates:  Sept. 12, 19, & 26.  Oct. 3, 17, & 31 Price:$15.00 per adult/$8.00 per child for each class. Enrollment: 7 minimum--30 maximum Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739, Map- http://www.wildflower.org/visit/ Location: Play Lawn in the Family Garden Rain plan: Move indoors or cancel Materials:  Yoga mat or towel  Liz is a native Austinite, a creative soul with many projects and interests.  She is infinitely curious, a life-long student and lover of observing the world.  When she found yoga, she discovered a home with and has been in love with yoga ever since!  Liz has been practicing and teaching Kids & Teen, Family, Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga for more than 12 years.  She strives to empower her students to create their own practice and to take away tools to use in everyday life.  Currently Liz teaches at Say Om Yoga, Little Yoga House, Ladybird Wildflower Center and in various schools around Austin.

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October 24, 2015

Art in Nature: Leaf Rubbings

10am-12pm (6-8 years old) or 1pm-3pm (9-11years old) Young artists will be introduced to Vincent Van Gogh as inspiration.  Using a complimentary color palette, artists will create an oil pastel and watercolor leaf rubbing using texture found in the garden. Sherri Jones is a professional juried artist, recently exhibiting my “Significant Blooms” watercolor paintings at the LBJ Wildflower Center.  A certified K-12 Art teacher with many years of experience teaching students of all ages, I combine my love of nature, art history and color to inspire ALL to create and BE original!  

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