The Wildflower Center is classic Texas just a step outside one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.
In addition to some spectacular gardens, the Center also has a program for teaching locals how to garden sustainably using native plants.
Flowers bloom year round on the Wildflower Center’s 279 acres, with over 650 plant species native to Texas.
From prairie-land to ponds, it’s interesting to see a wide range of plants that thrive in the Texas heat.
A new trail was added since I last visited, which included lots of interactivity, including a place to get your workout in.
There’s now plenty of whimsical spots for the kids, like these giant birds nests…
or this journey to the back of a waterfall…
complete with cave drawings.
We even broke the rules a bit and got off the beaten path.
The Wildflower Center has great events, including its holiday luminaria in December. The addition of the new Family Garden makes it a great place to spend an afternoon with all ages, while supporting biodiversity.
It’s also just great place to go for a walk.