- January 6, 2015

Free Tree Talk Winter Walk at Wildflower Center


This year, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is not offering free admission during the month of January as it has in the past. But, you still have a chance to visit for free!  

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the Center will offer free admission for the Tree Talk Winter Walk, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum while learning about trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife, and tree care. 

The Wildflower Center will offer a wide selection of native trees and shrubs for sale, and there will be guided walks and talks by experts and lots of family-friendly activities including a Kids’ Tree Climb, shelter building with tree branches, a marshmallow roast and bonfire, swinging in the Cathedral of Oaks, and a tree scavenger hunt.

TreeFolks is providing native tree saplings to those who complete the scavenger hunt. 

The Cafe will be in the Arboretum also with hot beverages and snack food (cash only). 

Schedule of Activities:

All activities held in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum.

Walks & Talks
(Meet at the sale area)

  • Fire Ecology with Dick Davis
  • Oak Wilt with Chris Dolan
  • Preparing Trees for Extreme Summer Heat with Don Gardner
  • Urban Forests with Brad Hamel 
  • Heritage Trees with Damon Waitt

Kids Activities

  • Kids’ Tree Climb sponsored by They Might Be Monkeys! Texas Tree & Land Co. (Oak Motte Area)
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fort Building (By Tree Climb)
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
  • Discovery Tables (featuring trees, leaves, berries, bark, bird nests)
  • Count Tree Rings
  • What Comes from a Tree

For more information, visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave
Austin, Texas 78739