May 2-8 is National Wildflower Week! I only found out yesterday, thanks to a scan of the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Instagram feed. (blush). It does make for a nice kick-off to the 2016 Wildflower Wednesday season, 😉 .
Here are some great botanical gardens, arboretums, and nature centers offering events and programs to celebrate:
- The Santa Fe Botanical Garden will have special tours and lectures on Friday, May 6, National Public Gardens Day.
- The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers an entire week of workshops, walks, lectures and tours to mark the occasion.
- New York City’s Wildflower Week starts May 7, with events in all 5 boroughs.
- Crayola offers National Wildflower Week crafts and lesson plans for the littles. Fun stuff!
The dates for National Wildflower Week vary by geographic climate band, so you may want to check with some of your local arboretums and gardens to see what’s going on in your area.
How will you enjoy your local wildflowers this week?