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.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center reviews
I had a lovely time walking through the Center, but unfortunately February is not peak time for wildflowers. A few blue bonnets and one or two flowering trees. Regardless, the place is worth a...
I had a lovely time walking through the Center, but unfortunately February is not peak time for wildflowers. A few blue bonnets and one or two flowering trees. Regardless, the place is worth a... more »
I traveled with my mom, and we both really enjoyed seeing the wildflower center! It is not very far out of Austin, and it has a lot to offer! The gift shop is cute, and it has many trails that you...
I traveled with my mom, and we both really enjoyed seeing the wildflower center! It is not very far out of Austin, and it has a lot to offer! The gift shop is cute, and it has many trails that you... more »
The Wildflower Center is a beautiful sanctuary of pathways, gardens, plants and outdoor spaces that never disappoints. Lovely garden walks, pretty rock archetecture buildings and nature galore. Enjoy the cafe and gift shop as well. There are also excellent outdoor playplaces for the kids to run, climb and have fun. The signage all around provides information about all of the native plants. Wonderful day trip destination, highly recommended.
This is a relatively small place, shouldn't take more than 2 hours to see most of what they offer if you're a slow walker. It was gorgeous and packed with many wildflowers, a really great location for kids to hike as well. I would definitely go back for hiking and just being in the outdoors in general.
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