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“SWINGS!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
512-232-0100
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Ranked #25 of 179 attractions in Austin
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Viewing foliage
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Owner description: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to increasing the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. 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 café and gift shop.
Dallas Tx
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“SWINGS!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I have visited the Lady Bird Wildflower Center many times, and each time I find something new and adventurous. This time they had built more trails and put up some swings in a little park area. It was nice to be able to swing again. Loved walking the different hiking trails, which are less than a mile.

The flowers were just staring to come out. Bluebonnets are the highlight in the spring and they were just starting to pop up. You can also buy your own seeds to plant in the gift shop. They also have a little cafe which is quite good! Small menu with sandwiches and salads and some specialty drinks.

Very nice place to come and spend the day!

Visited March 2013
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Evanston, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Expected More”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The concept is great. Expected something larger, more grandiose. Probably a lot going on behind the scenes. Also, most likely more enjoyable a little later in the spring... or summer.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Beautiful grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Enjoyed several hours learning about native Texas landscaping and options for our new one. Enjoyed the educational demonstrations and the artist in residence gallery. Highly recommend visiting.

Visited March 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Highlight of the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Even though we were in the Hills of Texas before the full outbreak of spring we loved touring these grounds. There are many trails to wander and lots of demonstration gardens to view. They have a little cafe and the salad and hibiscus tea was wonderful.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Wildflower Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Ladybird Johnson's primary emphasis while First Lady was the beautification of the nation's highways. To this end, she and her supporters and family created the Wildflower Center as a research center for wild plants and for educating the public about them. The center is excellent as a garden, and it offers special classes and demonstrations that are open to the public.

Visited April 2012
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