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
We visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas on the afternoon of Friday, April 5th at about 1:00 PM. We have visited the center in the past in April 2017 and May 2016. Each time... more »
We went with 5 Grandkids and their mothers. We could not have had a better time. It is a great place for young children. There are many activities to keep them entertained and none of them involved vi... more »
This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon! Granted, it's small enough so that a couple of hours is all you need to explore. The central part of the Center has nicely landscaped paths, a tower that overlooks the main grounds, an expansive knowledge center, and a nice store. I liked it so much, I became an annual member 😀 There have been wedding ceremonies when I've visited, so it seems to be a popular wedding venue. It has its own parking lot but it does get full pretty quickly during busy weekends - on the upside, there's also street parking. The best time to come is early spring, when the wildflowers (bluebells, etc) are in bloom.
We went on a wilflower tour and visited this delightful sanctuary with over 600 volunteers and more than 50 docents. It was filled with elementary school students learning and enjoying the native plants of Texas. We had a 1 hour guided tour which was fascinating. Then on to the coffee shop for a delicious pimento sandwich with fruit. I also got a 2 for the price of one deal at the gift shop. It was a Chuck Olsen tour and I highly recommend it.
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