Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

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#5 of 28 in Parks in Austin
Admire a variety of Texan and North American plants in the landscaped gardens of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Founded by former first lady Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes, the center is dedicated to research, education, and the conservation and sustainable use of native plants. The central gardens include wild flower-filled meadows, a wetland pond with aquatic plants and animals, a family garden with stumps to climb, and a butterfly habitat. The latest addition is an arboretum with a large collection of native trees native. As you walk through the facility, you can enjoy the colors and smells while learning how the plant life benefits the environment. In addition to the gardens, don't miss exhibits devoted the work of Texan artists and photographers, as well nature artists from around the world. The center also features a library, observation tower, shop, gallery, and cafe. Audio tours are available online. Put Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Austin road trip planning site .
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  • We stopped for a brief visit, but as there has been snow there this winter, most plants were brown. The people were friendly and new work is underway. The gift shop was quite nice.  more »
  • There are so many places to visit in Austin, but this one is special because it gives you a chance to relax and enjoy this beautiful flower garden.  more »
  • We just visited here knowing full well there likely wouldn't be too much in bloom, but it was still worth the visit. The layout creates a nice flow, the landscaping is really pretty, staff are super f...  more »
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  • This is a great place for all ages. There are tons of trails, both for the novice and experienced hikers... even for a stroller. Many areas are pure nature, while others are well maintained. Sounds like the cave tours and sinkhole are only guided tours, but plenty of other places to wander around in.
  • Great flowers. Lots of paths. Stuff for kids & adults. Peak wildflower season is now. Be she to look at the video of how Lady Bird Johnson helped revitalize Austin. Also look for the owl hidden in a corner. Ask someone who volunteers there.
  • I've been a member consistently since 2014 & visit frequently. Great place to take guests visiting the area. I love it here, both as a wonderful place to get away & relax, and as a great place for photography.
  • Beautiful botanical garden with some short trails and an observation tower. Good cafe also. Good way to spend a few hours.
  • I was expecting peaceful, serene place for grownups, and many flowers, and birds. In reality - not much flowers in mid March, dead cacti everywhere and you can't hear birds because of screaming toddlers and strollers everywhere. You can get this in you neighborhood park for free.

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