Wildflowers, Contests and More
SPRING'S THE THING!
Texas Highways and our friends at The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center are teaming up again for our annual wildflower photo exhibit. From May 4-12, the Wildflower Center’s McDermott Learning Center will showcase flowery photos, including the images in the April issue. The display salutes National Wildflower Week and provides a perfect prelude to explorations of the Center’s glorious gardens and trails, as well as the new Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum.
Mark your calendar for other spring fetes during the Center’s Wildflower Days (March 11-May 31): The Artists & Artisans Festival March 9-10 (includes exhibit openings for Shou Ping’s paper sculptures and Denise Counley’s watercolors); The Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Festival April 13-14; and Gardens on Tour May 11 (tours of the Center’s displays and five private native-plant gardens). Call 512/232-0100; www.wildflower.org.
And for details about this year's wildflower photo contest (which runs from April 1-May 6), see below, and go to www.wildflower.org/photocontest.
It's photo contest time
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Texas Highways magazine are partnering, again, for the fourth annual wildflower photography contest. The last three years have seen some increasingly phenomenal entries. We know that you all will shine this year, too.
We're bringing back popular categories such as Botanical, Landscape, People with Wildflowers and Wildlife in Native Landscape category. A new category being introduced is Native Landscape at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Categories that drew little response, including the Under 18 and Black and White categories, have been eliminated this year.
Last year nearly 13,000 votes were cast for 1,700 photographs through our public voting process. Judges then chose their favorites in each of the categories. All winning images appeared in the Fall issue of Wildflower magazine. The same is planned for this year’s winning images.
When looking at the beautiful blooms isn't enough, join a celebration. We share a few of the wildflower festivals going on this year.
Free admission to the Wildflower Center