Visiting the Wildflower Center in Austin

It's one thing to take the virtual tour of the Wildflower Center on  Walking through the gardens is an experience on a whole other level!

The common thread winding through the entire grounds is water.  The gardens use cisterns, aqueducts, waterfalls, creeks, and tanks to highlight how precious the resource is.

The landscape integrates a wide range of plants in an aesthetically pleasing and educational manner.  Everything from a Texas Persimmon to Ilex vomitora [don't eat the berries] grows in the gardens.

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