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What You'll Get
Before lovers co-opted the custom, mortal enemies would exchange bouquets of roses and lilies before duels to symbolize the blood and lilies that were about to be spilt. Find a flower that enflames your own passions with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get a one-year family membership (a $65 value) to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This deal is good for both new members and existing members keen to renew. You must activate your membership either at the center, by phone, or online by July 15, 2010.
Family membership to the Wildflower Center includes:
- Admission for you, another adult, and all your children living in the same household or visiting grandchildren younger than 18
- Early admission and discounts on biannual plant sales
- A 10% discount at the center’s store
- A one-year subscription to the center’s Wildflower magazine, plus a bonus one-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine (bonus only available for memberships activated before June 15)
- Privileges at a variety of other gardens
Read the full list of benefits here.
Because plants are too proud to ask for help from lawyers, doctors, and talent agents, the Wildflower Center takes it upon itself to protect and propagate the native plants and flowers of Hill Country and the greater south and west of Texas. Membership supports its cause and its research partnership with the University of Texas, whose quest for a more alluring, pouting petal never ends. Stroll one of the Center’s four quarter- to one-mile trails among early spring blooms such as the bluebonnet, the demure coreopsis, and the ornery-yet-soft prickly pear cactus. Members may also attend Nature Nights, interactive lectures, and a dozen events now sprouting from the Wildflower Center’s colorful calendar. With your new knowledge and appreciation of each blossom’s aesthetic and ecological role, you might even be inspired to return your own garden to its native splendor and finally evict all those invasive piranha plants blocking your warp pipes.
Frommer’s rates the Wildflower Center as an exceptional destination. Four TripAdvisors give the center an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and three Insider Pagers give four: > * For visitors, the main attractions are the 12 acres of beautiful gardens displaying 650 species of native plants (most of which are labeled) in varying habitats, 2 miles of trails, and an observation tower. – Frommer’s > * This is a wonderful and delightful place to visit. The experience makes you rethink how native plants can be the most attractive way to experience nature. – washaw, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 15, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by 6/15 to receive BHG bonus subscription. Must activate membership by 7/15. Valid only for 1-year family membership. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is The University of Texas at Austin’s internationally recognized botanic garden dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants in natural and designed landscapes. The Center promotes its mission through sustainable public gardens and natural areas, education and outreach programs, research projects, and consulting work throughout Texas and the surrounding region.
Visitors can enjoy 9 acres of beautiful native gardens, a family garden filled with exciting features, a 16-acre arboretum, miles of walking trails, a cafe and gift store.