Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin: Hours, Address, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. Located a quick but quiet ten miles from downtown, we are a botanical garden open to the public year-round and have become a favored venue for everything from conservation-focused conventions to beautiful weddings. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through our gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Visit, learn and make a better world with us. The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982 and became a part of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
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1-2 hours
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Austin, TX1 contribution
Dec 2021
We enjoyed the part at the end where we could build a shelter. We will definetly come back soon! Sadly, the gift shop closes before the park does.
Written December 31, 2021
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Diana T
Langhorne, PA17 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I understand that late October is a little off season, but the arboretum could have offered so much more. Most of the trees and plants were not labeled, so we were just looking at random plants. Since the arboretum is known for wildflowers, I wish there was a building which included many of them in bloom even off-season. A tour, or at least a video, would have been helpful. I came away feeling I didn’t learn much. It is a wonderful place for families with young children.
Written October 16, 2021
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Hello -- We're sorry to hear you didn't love the Texas Arboretum. That space is primarily dedicated to trees, so it sounds like you might enjoy our gardens more. If you're looking to learn about wildflowers, our Theme Gardens are a great place to start. There are twenty-three separate beds demonstrating how native plants are used and/or categorized. If you decide to come back and check it out, please give us a call ahead of time. We'd love to provide some tips to ensure you have the best visit possible. Thanks for your feedback!
Written November 5, 2021
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Theresa S
4 contributions
Oct 2021
Absolutely beautiful! We went in October when there were fewer flowers in bloom but it was still a great experience. There are tons of trails and you can pick the distances you're comfortable walking. We didn't have our kids with us but I absolutely loved that there were so many things for kids to do along the trails (swings, playhouses, materials to build their own camp site, etc). There was even a place for birthday parties.
Most plants were labled with additional information about their habitats and lifecycle.
If you're at all interested in nature, plants, etc, this is a must-see.
Written October 12, 2021
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Adrienne
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
And what an amazing introduction to native plant species and ecological processes of Austin and the surrounding environment. You can make your visit an easy stroll or a longer walk through Hill country settings. The science and research that the center participates in is clearly labeled and well explained. If you come during the hot months make sure to wear a hat and bring water. But an excellent family excursion
Written September 28, 2021
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Thanks so much for exploring our gardens and trails!
Written September 29, 2021
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ljrapp16
Roswell, GA206 contributions
Jun 2021
I want my money back. They should tell you that the wild flowers are not in season when you come visit this place and it looks like there are only weeds in this place. You drive up and it says you need a reservation to come in but there may be availability. We took a chance and drove to the entrance. There was nobody in the place! We know why. There was nothing to see!! They should have let us in for free. It was not fair of them to charge us. Do not waste your time or money on the place.
Written June 14, 2021
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Hello - We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the gardens. If you ever visit again, please reach out to us beforehand. We want you to have the best possible experience and would love to provide some guidance regarding the best times to come and must-see spots. Thank you for sharing your impression.
Written June 29, 2021
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Sodawk28
Houston, TX73 contributions
May 2021
On our way west of Austin, my wife wanted to stop "and smell the roses" at LBJWC. I was surprised by the beauty and landscape of the grounds after Texas's brutal freeze. Great walking trail across the street. The paved trail and grounds were impeccable and enjoyable. The wildflower center was colorful and informative. Almost every plant had the information pertinent to the observer.
Written May 30, 2021
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BruceSXM
NY191 contributions
Apr 2021
A little out of town but easy to get to as it is located right off the highway. Not very big but some nice exhibits and a wonderful children's play area too.
Written April 29, 2021
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Houston_Eriol
Houston322 contributions
Mar 2021
Stopped by during spring break (March 2021). It was early for flowers but the blue bonnets were out and of course due to the pandemic the buildings were closed (but the cafe was open). Therefore it was mostly just walking around the trails, of which there are a lot. Very pleasant place to walk though must me nicer when more is in bloom.
Written April 8, 2021
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TravelLover
38 contributions
Apr 2021
We spent a little over an hour here walking around the paths and enjoy nature. There is a photo op of bluebonnets that is really pretty. I loved the children's area. My kids are grown, but I can see how much fun it would be for little ones. Highly recommend!
Written April 3, 2021
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juliebfromindy
Indianapolis, IN2,127 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
We drove out to enjoy the weather and be outside. Parking was easy and free. We got our tickets online but you can purchased when you arrive. We walked down a path with a beautiful wind chime right into the courtyard of the great horned owl nest!! Athena was sitting on her nest - so cool. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. We walked to the bluebonnet area and they were beautiful!!! We enjoyed a popsicle!! We checked out the nice gift shop. Location is handicapped accessible even the pathways!!
Written March 19, 2021
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