To promote the importance of our state’s special sense of place, the Texas Legislature has designated October 15-21 as Native Plant Week. Local communities throughout Texas are planning events for the public to foster the use of native plants in the landscape.
Wildflower walks, tours of native plant gardens, educational talks given by professional botanists and biologists, and other events will be among those offered by local communities to the public. The events are designed to appeal to a diverse audience — botanists, gardeners, biologists, naturalists.
Texas Native Plant Week has been an annual event since 2009. Previously there had been an annual Wildflower Day since 1980. In fact the Native Plant Society itself was first organized during a Wildflower Day celebration at Texas Women’s University.
This year the event will be celebrated around the state by our chapters. Check out our Facebook page or the webpage of the chapter nearest you to see what activities are planned. You may find a native plant sale. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin will have their massive fall plant sale on October 21, with a members only preview sale on October 20.