The Woodlands Wildflower Festival has been a tradition for 33 years in our hometown since The Woodlands Operating Company, now The Howard Hughes Corporation, and The Woodlands Lions Club conceptualized the tribute to flowers. You can see these enchanted beauties blooming in the spring.
Approximately 1.5 million seed packets have been given away throughout the 33 years. “We are proud of the continued success of The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, which for three decades has promoted the natural beauty of The Woodlands,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for Howard Hughes. “We encourage residents to visit The Woodlands Wildflower Festival this year and plant some flowers.”
Hosted by The Woodlands Lions Club, The Woodlands Wildflower Festival will bloom on Saturday, November 6 from 10 AM – 2 PM at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park. The Woodlands Wildflower Festival is one of the longest running events in this award-winning master planned community. Howard Hughes sponsors the free Texas Bluebonnet seed packets.
At the festival, residents will be able to collect a variety of 25 free wildflower seeds, generously sponsored by local businesses and retailers, participate in a Bluebonnet flower planting ceremony, try some wildflowers crafts, watch the kids in the bounce houses, enjoy face painting, listen to music curated by a DJ, enjoy lunch at food trucks and much more!
The Wildflower Festival benefits The Woodlands Lions Club. The Lions Club supports the Gift of Sight program for local school children and seniors; the Texas Lions Camp for children with Special Medical Needs; Type 1 Diabetes; and The Lions Club International Foundation for Worldwide Humanitarian Projects.
“Residents and visitors love the wildflowers for the natural ambiance they bring to our community,” said Lorrie Parise, Director, PR & Community Relations for Howard Hughes. “Many people are not aware, however, that these blooms of color also provide terrific ground cover, help with water conservation, enhance soil stability and hinder unwanted weed growth.”
The planting begins now for some of our community’s wildflower favorites such as Indian Paintbrush, Prickly Poppy, Pink Evening Primrose – and of course the floral grand dame and official state flower— the Texas Bluebonnet!
We hope to see you at The Woodlands Wildflower Festival on Saturday, November 6.