Fortlandia is Back!

November 1, 8:00am - 9:30am CDT. Hosted at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

About this FieldTrip

Join your fellow morning people for a private tour of The Wildflower Center’s Fortlandia installation, a collection of unique forts built by local architecture and design firms, and individual artists.

Each fort has been custom-built to evoke memories of childhoods spent escaping into nature and daydreaming outdoors. Delight in these innovative spaces as they transport us to fantastic imaginary worlds and inspire an appreciation for art and nature — and the curious, wonderful ways in which they intersect.

On this FieldTrip, we will be among the first to tour this original exhibition in the Texas Arboretum. Interact with the forts and let your imagination soar in our fort-building area where you can design and erect your own work of architectural wonder. Some of the designers will be on-hand to talk about their designs with us!

Wear shoes that are comfortable for walking on gravel and mulch. The trail is wheelchair accessible.

About The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, this special place exists to introduce people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants. Every day, the Wildflower Center brings life to Mrs. Johnson’s vision through its public gardens, woodlands and sweeping meadows, and internationally influential research. In 2006, the Center became an organized research unit of The University of Texas at Austin and in 2017 was named the official state Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas.

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