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We only have a few spots left in the Native Plant Gardening (NPG) Certificate Series. Learn about responsible, sustainable gardening amidst the beauty of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The series starts on September 20th. You can sign up for the series as a whole or take individual courses - but sign up for the series to receive a discount!

Courses in the series include:


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Go Native U and Lunchtime Webinar
Springtime classes start March 5

Don’t wait! Sign up now for “Sex in the Garden,” a lunchtime webinar about, guess what, plant reproduction taught by Botanist and Austin Community College Professor Flo Oxley. Only $15 for non-members and $10 for members on Wednesday March 6 at 12:00 p.m. central time. Register on our website at

And you can register now for any one of our life enrichment classes or take a whole series of classes and enjoy the spring glory of the Wildflower Center gardens. Yoga Balanced by Nature starts March 5. Morning Meditation starts March 7. Landscape for Life, our sustainable gardening series, begins March 20 and our ever-popular Native Plant Gardening on March 23. New this year is Art in Nature, which starts April 27 and offers classes in photography, botanical illustration, silk painting and watercolors among other art techniques. More information at

Informal Classes has taken on other programs over the past several years that we’ve been around, including the Odyssey and the Go Native U programs.

The first of the Go Native U classes will be starting in a couple of weeks.  One of the things that I think is so cool about these classes is that they teach you what to plant for your environment.  It’s like going green in a literal sense.  Instead of spending your time (and water) trying to make hydrangeas grow (which I’ve done before) in the hot, miserable, Texas sun, they’ll focus on native plants, like our beloved and beautiful bluebonnets.