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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
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+1 512-232-0100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Beautiful Must go in Spring

Plan a cool day in spring to view to lovely bluebonnets. Meander along the trail and you'll get great ideas of what to do with cedar poles. Delightful area for kids too. Adults... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan a cool day in spring to view to lovely bluebonnets. Meander along the trail and you'll get great ideas of what to do with cedar poles. Delightful area for kids too. Adults should plan on eating at the cafe. DELICIOUS tortilla soup.

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beauty was all around us. This is a fabulous place. I love flowers so this was a true joy for me. My husband was also interested in all the different trees, flowers,and other foliage. It was a pleasant way to spend the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

February is not the best time to visit since there are few flowers in bloom but the temperature was in high 70s so it was a very pleasant stroll. As expected, a lot of succulents. Some great areas for kids.

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Buda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great place to visit to view all the different wildflowers native to this area. The areas are marked as to the type flowers contained within, and the landscaping has been well planned. The gift shop also has some very good items for purchase.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though in December there were no flowers, it was impressive nevertheless. More than 600 labeled plants and twenty small theme gardens held numerous textures and shades of green and brown. Included were edible plants, a variety of grasses and sages, and cacti. In spring and summer we would have better appreciated the nectar, woodland and homeowner gardens. We did walk... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in January and still had a great time walking the trails. I would absolutely love to go back and visit when the wildflowers are in bloom!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed visiting this attraction, because it was beautiful and had many things to see and enjoy. I especially liked it because the staff were kind and friendly. I visited the park on my own when my husband was at a conference. I had a coupon, that was BOGO, but the lady at the front entrance allowed me to use... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been 2X to the LBJWFC. It's a nice way to spend the morning walking their trails and looking at the different plants that are native to Texas. Being new to Texas, it's been a good way for me to identify some of the plants in my yard! I've been in the summer and in the fall an now am... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love heading out to the Wildflower Center to always see the most beautiful variety of plants and flowers here in Texas. They have some great gardens to give you inspiration for your own home and have sales where you can also take home some rare finds. Their classes are also wonderful and the staff their are extremely knowledgeable and friendly!... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We went at the end of November so not much was flowering. There were some great walks and lots of new planting going on

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