Who We Are
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the Botanic Garden of Texas and one of the country’s premier native plant botanic gardens. We welcome more than 230,000 guests annually and inspire the conservation of native plants through educational and outreach programs, exhibitions, seed conservation, and landscape restoration. Our living plant collection includes more than 900 species of native Texas plants, and we manage the most comprehensive online database of native plants in North America. Through all of our programs, we help create resilient rural and urban landscapes that support the wildlife and people who depend on them.
A Wildflower Center horticulturist at work. Photo: Bill J. Boyd
What We’re Fundraising For
Operations and Programs
The Wildflower Center is a self-sustaining unit of the university. We receive no regular funding from the university, city or state. We rely entirely on memberships, admissions, donations, class registrations, ticket sales and private events to operate.
ALL of these revenue streams have been impacted by closures due to COVID-19. We need your support now more than ever. Your donation directly supports our operations and keeps our mission alive.
Dell Medical School Green Roof, a Wildflower Center project. Photo: Adam Barbe
Donations generated through 40 Hours for the Forty Acres will help us:
• grow and conserve native plants
• sustain our gardens, arboretum and natural areas
• create resilient landscapes across the state and nation (image above)
• develop exciting exhibitions such as our immensely popular Fortlandia (image below)
• provide educational programs and resources to children and adults
• maintain and enlarge the widely used Native Plants of North America database
• expand our ability to serve diverse groups of children and adults with a particular emphasis on those with financial or transportation barriers
Children enjoying Fairy Pavilion at Fortlandia 2019. Photo: Brian Birzer