News Category: lady-bird-johnson-wildflower-center

Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie

Feb. 1, 2019

The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project broke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Designated Texas State Botanic Garden and Arboretum

June 13, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has received honorary designation from the Texas Legislature as the state botanic garden and arboretum, recognizing the critical role the Wildflower Center plays in conserving the native plants and landscapes of Texas.

Save the Monarchs: Laura Bush Asks for Help Saving the State Insect of Texas

May 31, 2017

Former first lady and UT Austin alumna Laura Bush gave a keynote address on monarch butterflies—and the need for their conservation—at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

The Wildflower Center: As Green As It Gets

April 3, 2017

Amy McCullough, managing editor of the magazine from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower, discusses native plants, exploring the environment, and much more.

Putting Up a Wall Creates Positive Change

Oct. 10, 2016

A new Living Wall, the dream of environmental desinger Michelle Bright, was recently completed at UT Austin on the side of Goldsmith Hall.

Campus Installs First Living Wall

June 18, 2016

A five year collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin's School of Architecture and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has led to the development of a living wall: a 10 x 25-foot honeycomb structure that holds interchangeable plastic soil containers with enough room to support the plant's root system.

GSA Adopts SITES Rating System Born at the Wildflower Center

May 5, 2016

Staff and collaborators of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center were enthused to receive a recent announcement that the General Services Administration (GSA) has adopted the SITES v2 Rating System for new federal construction and renovation projects. Administered by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), SITES® helps land-development professionals and stakeholders implement practices that create and sustain healthy landscapes. SITES has roots at the Center; planning, research and development that began here nearly a decade ago now branches out to bear international impact. 

700,000 Pines Grown for Bastrop

Feb. 4, 2013

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin has been selected by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) to serve as the local grower of loblolly pines to restore wildfire-damaged Bastrop County.

In the News: Green Fee to Fund Several Sustainability Projects on Campus

Sept. 12, 2012

UT will use $500,000 gathered from student fees to fund various new sustainability projects on campus this year, a move some hope will make the university’s green initiatives more widely known.  Article from The Daily Texan.

In the News: UT Graduate Student Develops Tree Nursery

Sept. 3, 2012

With Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the most destructive fire in Texas history that reduced more than 30,000 acres of Bastrop County to ashes and more than 1,500 homes to mere memories, a UT graduate student is working to restore life to the affected landscape.

UT molecular biology graduate student Vlad Codrea has spent the last year developing and maintaining a tree nursery at UT’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with the goal of delivering thousands of native tree seedlings for Bastrop residents and park officials to plant. Codrea hopes this massive effort will help restore natural areas that were devastated in last year’s fire.