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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
Phone Number: +1 512-232-0100
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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 place to visit for everyone

What a gorgeous place. Nice place to walk and enjoy seeing all sorts of native plants. And a nice place for kids to play in a naturally constructed playground.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Breckenridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a gorgeous place. Nice place to walk and enjoy seeing all sorts of native plants. And a nice place for kids to play in a naturally constructed playground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited many times and there's always something new. The grounds get better and better. This was the best visit yet!

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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice stroll, both botanically informative and simply scenic. Benches to sit on and simply relax. Interesting buildings too.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a "center", it's not as large as I expected; it's quite like a big garden for kids but not for free. If you are interested in the insect photography, this place could be good as an entry; otherwise, I won't suggest spending much time here, especially in summer.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wildflower center is an amazing example of natural and man-made beauty complimenting each other. The terrain and architecture blend with a harmony you'll rarely find in any setting. One of my favorite places on earth.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You might come to central Texas wondering what could possibly grow in the heat and mostly dry climate. Wonder no more. Lady Bird Johnson, whose life long quest to beautify America through its own natural proclivities, has taken root here and holds the answers. This treasure in southwest Austin is worth the short ride if you are at all interested... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my parents to see the wildflowers. We were a bit early for the flowers, but it is a great little center with some nice walking trails. The kids play area looked awesome- wish I could have visited when I was little. Nice gift shop and info on lady bird johnson.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's mission has always been to educate the public on the beautiful, sustainable, and low water plants that grow in and around Central Texas. For the most part, if it is growing here, it will grow in your yard if you live within a 25 mile radius. They even had a baby owl perched at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is place for all those gardeners out thet there. Plenty of different varieties of flowers. Not the best month to view the majority of wild flowers but still interesting . Go early as it gets very hot. I had someone in a wheelchair and we managed to get around pretty good. Nice gift shop and even a cafe inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read some reviews prior to and almost didn't go because of one reviewers comments. I am so glad I went anyway. The buildings were so beautiful. I was really taken with the stonework. The gardens were very different from the east coast and I really appreciated their beauty. The trails are well marked with stops along the way.... More 

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