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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Beautiful place

This was a lovely place to walk around the trails and view Texas’ wild flowers. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia A
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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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Texas' Wild Flowers are known all over.

Lady Bird Johnson was responsible for making sure our Texas Roads had all kinds of wild flowers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
G6083BKlindae
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Fort Worth Texas, United States
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. Located a quick but quiet ten miles from downtown, we are a botanical garden open to the public year-round and have become a favored venue for everything from conservation-focused conventions to beautiful weddings. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through our gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Visit, learn and make a better world with us. The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982 and became a part of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
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“native plants” (58 reviews)
“lady bird” (57 reviews)
“gift shop” (65 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a lovely place to walk around the trails and view Texas’ wild flowers. The grounds are well maintained and the flowers and plants are interesting and well explained with good signage. This is a great place for people of all ages to visit...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lady Bird Johnson was responsible for making sure our Texas Roads had all kinds of wild flowers during the spring. Of course, the Texas Bluebonnets attract people from all over the world who come to this area to visit. Starting at the Lady Bird Johnson...More

Thank G6083BKlindae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely area. A number of trails to walk, kids areas, and the landscape was just beautiful. It is very well maintained.

Thank JBHmuffin
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing! Come back any time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have a beautiful, sunny day, 78 degrees. Lots of trails to walk. My favorite area was a lagoon with waterfall. Lots of shady places to rest and little caves/tunnels for the kids.There's a nice gift shop where I bought wildflower seeds...More

Thank larcaro2
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing! Every season is wonderful here and we hope you can return.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully curated gardens with local Texas plants. This time of year there are butterflies everywhere. It’s a tribute to Lady Bird Johnson who was more of an environmental pioneer than I realized. Great way to spend a quiet day, exploring natural beauty.

Thank Josh T
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing. We are so glad you got to learn about Mrs. Johnson and see the visiting and resident pollinators!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great garden of all native species. Nice walk/hike, affordable. Being from the North it was cool to,see all of the different varieties of plants.

Thank ccrizal
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! Isn't it wonderful to learn about the native plants and landscapes of the places we visit? Every region has its own unique beauty.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Wildflower center has trails for all people. Paved and well maintained grounds are relaxing and beautiful to look at.

Thank Bridesm0m
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place with the wild flowers and thousands upon thousands of blue bonnets. Such a wonderful setting.

Thank daddymo2
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing! You must have been here in the spring with the bluebonnets, but our fall bloomers are really lovely too!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the spring and were not disappointed. The Center offers several walking paths through a variety of display gardens that incorporate the center’s rustic architectural features in the design and also has an incredible children’s garden /...More

Thank RM_Stafford
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing! Our plant sales are a ton of fun and we love getting more native plants out into the world and into the ground. We also love the Savanna Meadow Trail! There's always something new blooming out there (and all over...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I love this place. It has expanded over the last 10 years to include an Arboretum with great tree swings, and a Family garden with a neat water feature among other things. There are lots of paths to explore and beautiful flowers to gaze upon....More

Thank Beth M
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! It sounds like you really *get* us -- just outside the city, just inside of wild.

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ulipillar
1 November 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
It sounds like a Bois d’arc Tree and the green fruit are what we call horse apples. The horse apples also are fun for target practice. Bois d’arc would is one of the hardest woods made.
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Thuntz
3 March 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
Hi! If that is a question, well, there's not just one "best!" But if you go to our website, wildflower . org and visit the "Learn" tab, there is a section called "Pro Tips" and an entry called "Container Gardening with... More
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jsw1960
20 February 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
You do have to register in advance for some hikes, such as the Moonlight Hike or other educational tours (such as our upcoming birding hikes) due to limited space. More info on these guided tours (many of which are free with... More
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