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$1 Million Gift to Create Family Garden at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin have donated $1 million to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin for a family garden bearing their name.

What It Takes to Make a Sustainable Landscape

Back to Turning Over a New Leaf feature story The university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center staff are not only developing a green landscaping rating system with their partners in the Sustainable Sites Initiative, they consult on sustainable landscape design, such as at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Advanced Micro Devices' Austin…   » Continue Reading

Landscape for Life Helps Homeowners Create Healthy, Beautiful Gardens

A new Web site developed by the United States Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings homeowners comprehensive, accessible advice on creating nature-friendly, sustainable landscapes at home, no matter where they live.

$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

$1.4 Million Gift to Create Arboretum at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A $1.4 million donation to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin will establish an arboretum to showcase the diversity and importance of Texas' trees. The Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum will display all 53 species of oak trees native to Texas, descendants of historical trees, iconic Texas trees and more, serving as a premier nature education resource.

New Landscape Rating System to Transform the Industry, Complete Green Building Puzzle

A partnership of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Botanic Garden today released the nation's first rating system for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.

Global Seed Banking Milestone Celebrated by Wildflower Center, 122 Other Organizations

An international partnership of 54 countries led by the United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is celebrating a decade of work to set aside seeds for future generations from 10 percent of the world's wild flowering species.

Libraries Hosts Panel to Discuss Jordan’s Life, Career

"When Barbara Jordan Talked, We Listened—A Panel Discussion," produced by the Texas Politics Project (TPP) in the College of Liberal Arts, will be presented by the University of Texas Libraries at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16 in the University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) Student Learning Commons at the Perry-Castañeda Library (21st and Speedway).

Creating Sustainable Landscapes Focus of First Comprehensive Report

The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a partnership that includes The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, invites public comment today on a new report that offers the most comprehensive set of voluntary guidelines yet developed for sustainable landscapes.