Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival

WHERE
· The Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center | 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
WHEN
· Saturday, October 05, 2013 to Sunday, October 06, 2013
TIME
· Business Hours

Our Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival will be October 5 and 6, with the Members Only Sale on October 4. Choose from nearly 300 species of hardy Texas native bred to deal with our Central Texas climate. 

Admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors and students, $4 UT faculty, staff or students with identification, $3 children 5 through 12, members and children under 5 free.

  • If possible, bring your own wagon to haul your purchases
  • Plants may be purchased and held for pick-up, up until the Plant Sale closes Sunday at 5 p.m.
  • Free cold filtered wather, just bring your reusuable water bottle, or buy one in the store
  • We will not be recycling plastic pots at this plant sale, please consider recycling them at your local recycling center

Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival

Members Preview Sale
Friday, October 4, 1 to 7 p.m.
Members receive their 10 percent discount at the sale and in the store all three days. Door prizes.
  • 11 a.m. Scott Roberts, owner of The Salt Lick, speaks on The Salt Lick Cookbook in the auditorium.
  • Noon to 2 p.m. Book signing in The Store with free Salt Lick dessert samples.
  • 1 p.m. HABITURF™ native lawn presentation in The Store.
Public Sale
Saturday, October 5. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. Story Time in the Little House
  • Walks and Talks
    • 11:00am   Plants for Different Places, Samantha Elkinton, Horticulturist
    • 1:00pm   Right Plant Right Place Design Tips, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
    • 2:00pm   Natives for Sun & Shade, Native Plant Society of Texas
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Robert Godwin signs Faces of Austin Philanthropy and Sarah Bird signs The Gap Year in The Store
Sunday, October 6. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. Story Time in the Little House.
  • Walks and Talks
    • 11:00am   Right Plant Right Place Design Tips, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
    • 1:00pm   Horticulture Plants for Different Places, Samantha Elkinton, Horticulturist
    • 2:00pm   Natives for Sun & Shade, Native Plant Society of Texas
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Geyata Ajilvsgi signs Butterfly Gardening for Texas; Delena Tull signs Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest, Revised Edition, and James McWilliams signs The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut in The Store.

Plant List

The plant list is updated daily leading up to the sale. Some species are available only in limited quantities and sizes. Please check back often for the latest list.
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Prices

Prices do not include sales tax. Wildflower Center Members receive a 10% discount.
Size Price   Size Price
6-packs $3.00 4 inch $3.00
1 gallon $9.00 2 or 3 gallon $13.00
5 gallon $27.00 10 or 15 gallon $73.00

Plant Sale Calendar

Year Spring Sale Fall Sale
2013 April 12-14 October 4-6
2014 April 11-13 October 10-12
2015 April 10-12 October 9-11

Local Participants

Continuing a longtime tradition at Wildflower Center Gardening Festivals, two local chapters of the Native Plant Society of Texas, the Austin and Williamson County chapters, will be offering a selection of native plants for sale as a fundraiser for their organization. Run entirely by volunteers who are happy to answer questions from visitors, the NPSoT is a non-profit organization that promotes research, conservation, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas.

Seed Sales

Plant a pocket prairie, install a water efficient native lawn or a perennial wildflower bed this spring from native seed. Friendly folks from local company Native American Seed will again offer hundreds of species of native grasses and wildflowers at the Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Festival. Support the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and save on shipping by picking up your native seed next weekend!
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