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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Amazing grounds that show native Texas plants and flowers. Lots of areas for kids to explore. We took the tour which took about 1 hour. It was filled with great information on plants and history...
Amazing grounds that show native Texas plants and flowers. Lots of areas for kids to explore. We took the tour which took about 1 hour. It was filled with great information on plants and history... more »
You can finish the place within an hour or so. There were enough activities inside with beautiful construction and flowers.
You can finish the place within an hour or so. There were enough activities inside with beautiful construction and flowers. more »
Took our toddler here and she had a blast exploring. There are some kid activities which is nice. Walking around the grounds was very serene. Gorgeous wildflowers. Also looked like a wedding was going on off to the side. This place would be the perfect backdrop for that. There are also long walking trails, but we didn't have time for that.
We visited the other evening on one of their late night (I believe every Tuesday through spring). It was $15/person, there was live music, a bar, food trucks, and an ice cream truck for the late night event from 5-8pm. This place was great for kids and families with everything from flowers, trees, trails, playgrounds, and plenty of room to bring your own chairs or picnic blanket! It is also a great date night spot. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy nice conversation or a picnic. I definitely recommend visiting weather you’re a local or coming from out of town! There are memberships that typically pay for themselves within a few visits—we will be investing in one!
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