National Wildflower Week takes place each year in the first week of May, signaling a time when most of the country is bursting with wildflower blooms. This week-long tradition was started in 1987 by The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, to celebrate the beauty and importance of native wildflowers across the United States.
The mission of The Wildflower Center is to inspire the conservation of native plants. The Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes as the National Wildflower Research Center in 1982, and is now located at The University of Texas at Austin. Through their research, demonstration projects, education programs, and programs to promote sustainable landscapes, this organization is making a difference for the health of the planet.
At American Meadows, we celebrate National Wildflower Week as an opportunity to share our love and enthusiasm for wildflowers with our community of gardeners across the country. We love wildflowers for their beauty and resilience - and for the fact that they can be grown just about anywhere by gardeners of any age or skill level! Whether you want to grow colorful flowers in a flower pot on a balcony, or you want to transform your yard into a pollinator-friendly oasis, or you've dreamed of planting a sweeping meadow of flowers, wildflowers are a great solution. With over 35 years of experience helping gardeners across the country, we're here to help you grow amazing wildflowers!
We invite you to join us for wildflower inspiration, this week and all year round!
- Follow American Meadows on Instagram or Facebook for beautiful wildflower imagery and helpful growing tips.
- Share photos of wildflowers for a chance to win prizes in our Photo Contest!
- Ready to dig in? Preparation is the key to success! See our guide: How To Grow Wildflowers