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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Phone Number: +1 512-232-0100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Viewing foliage, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at...
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes with native plants. Founded by Mrs. Johnson and Actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the Wildflower Center brings life to her hope to preserve the beauty and regional identify of natural landscapes. The Center features acres of Texas wildflower gardens, award-winning architecture, nature trails, a cafe and gift shop.
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Lovely spot and great for children.

Beautiful garden areas, featuring the flowers and plants native to Texas. An additional area with waterfalls and "caves" would be perfect for children. I plan to return with my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Ri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful garden areas, featuring the flowers and plants native to Texas. An additional area with waterfalls and "caves" would be perfect for children. I plan to return with my grandson and let him explore the area clearly designed to entrance children.

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As part of a conference I attended an evening reception at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. What a lovely venue! Attendees had about an hour to wander around the site to view the wildflowers, sculptures and landscaping. Although the fields were not full of flowers, there were numerous species in bloom in the gardens, including columbine, lantana, asters, cone... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Although located a ways out of town the Center is a real memorial to Lady Bird Johnson and her love of wildflowers. You can wander the paths all throughout the Center and see a side of nature in Texas you don't normally see. And the gift store is faboo!

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Houston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wonderful way to spend a few hours with Mither Nature. Guft shop offers great array of wildflower gifts. We bought bluebonnet seed balls and are excited to watch them grow.

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Austin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went this year for the Bluebonnet festival period and was wowed! So much new had opened , the playground is beyond fantastic! I was so sad not to have my grandkids with me but joined so we can go often this summer! I spent a couple of hours wandering and exploring, among the wildlife a nesting owl and road... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to photograph wildflowers, be sure to hike the walkways out of the heart of the buildings -- about 10 minutes walk to some delightful tree-swings, and a variety of beautiful fields of wildflowers in their natural surroundings. Really, a beautiful place for a long walk, photography. Best in April-May, as Bluebonnets bloom, then give way to Indian Blanket... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was a little disappointed. I had expected more flowers, more colours. Maybe wildflowers should stay in the "wild" nature, and not grow in a park. The wildflowers along many roads are much more impressive.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There are trails and wildflowers everywhere. The restaurant has good food and is quite busy. The rest rooms were clean and many of them. The store is huge and well stocked but the prices are way over what you need to spend for similar items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The formal parts of the garden were delightful. But we really loved the meadows outside the main gardens. We missed the Texas bluebonnets, but walked amidst a carpet of yellow and orange wildflowers. We walked a lot, too--we actually got lost Well worth a visit. If it is hot, wear a hat because there is not much shade in the... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Conveniently close to Austin to see wildflowers. Well laid out. Easy to see. Plenty of signs to explain what you are looking at if you are not up on your botanical knowledge.

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