Through the ages, Mother Nature worked alone splashing the countryside with brilliant colors. In 1983, there were very few sources for wildflower seeds and the seeds that were available were prohibitively expensive.
Today, Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas lends a
hand. John R. Thomas, Wildseed's founder and president, knows the importance of
beautiful wildflowers along our highways. The public's love of wildflowers and demands
from landscape contractors and the highway department motivated Thomas to turn
his sideline turf seeding business into a full-time wildflower farm.
The new company pioneered the practice of planting wildflowers in rows on large acreage and developed a machinery to plant and harvest the tiny seeds. The farm has more than 1,000 cultivated acres in Texas and over 200 acres of wildflower fields at its Texas Hill Country headquarters outside of Fredericksburg.
At its Wildflower Market Center, fields of wildflowers bloom from March through October, and more than 450,000 people a year stop by the Center. Come and view a real working wildflower farm and stay to shop at Blossoms Boutique, Lantana Nursery, the Brewbonnet Biergarten, and award-winning Wedding Oak Winery. Fun for the whole family!
Visitors can enjoy a glass of wine, cold beer or other refreshments and explore the walking trails, watch the farm staff work and take photos. They can buy wildflower seeds and pick up one of the farm's award-winning and extremely informative catalogs.
Featuring one of the largest garden centers in the Texas Hill Country, our live plant nursery carries all kinds of Texas native, tropicals, annuals, and trees and shrubs for your landscape!