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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

#9 of 319 things to do in Austin Features Animals
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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No real improvement since our last visit--it needs some work

One of the great pleasures of gardening is that the garden improves nicely with each passing year... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dripping Springs, Texas

This is something my sister and I do every year for my annual visit. It is the highlight of my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mystery C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“native plants” (55 reviews)
“family garden” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the great pleasures of gardening is that the garden improves nicely with each passing year. That is not the case here! It is still an "average" garden when compared to others world wide. We had out of town friends in who wanted to...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is something my sister and I do every year for my annual visit. It is the highlight of my visit. The flowers are beautiful. We saw turtles, lizards, frogs, fish, and a snake. The butterflies were too numerous to count this year. Go to...More

Thank Mystery C
Reviewed 2 days ago

An absolutely lovely facility with too many native plants and habitats to mention. Be sure to take a guided tour, as the docents know much of the history of the place plus the experiments -- what plants worked, what ones didn't, what is planned for...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 2 days ago

However long you have to spend here, it is well worth your time to visit. I fully intend to return with my grandchildren! Everything was well cared for and extremely informative. All the plants were readily identified and plaques were easy to read. This place...More

Thank Betty A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed getting away from the city to take a walk through the wildflowers and arboretum. It seemed a little pricey for what it was.

Thank Tollhouse
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were only there for an hour (I hadn't budgeted enough time), but it was very enjoyable- I do wish that I had planned to spend the entire day, or at least 4-6 hours. All of the wildflowers are labeled with interesting histories and such....More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spring is definitely the best time to visit this attraction in southwest Austin. Fields of eye-popping bluebonnets, as well as smaller gardens of all the native Texas wildflowers.Trails accessible and a water garden and cave for kids (and adults) to cool off on a warm...More

1  Thank eondash
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of seeds available, wonderful for the flower lover, typical gift shop with many gadgets. Probably wouldn't go out of our way to revisit.

Thank WesleyL514
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up from San Antonio for a visit. We had a good time walking the trails and looking at the plants. The tour started in a room where they had picked examples of the flowers that were in bloom and provide names and other...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a very pleasant few hours wandering round this lovely Wildflower Centre. There was so much to see and experience, much more than we had imagined! We were delighted to learn a little about Lady Bird Johnson too, being from the...More

Thank DeeJF60
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Best Texas native container plant
March 2, 2017|
Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
Hi! If that is a question, well, there's not just one "best!" But if you go to our website, wildflower . org and visit the "Learn" tab, there is a section called "Pro Tips" and an entry called "Container Gardening with... More
Do you need to book in advance for the hike?
February 19, 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
You do have to register in advance for some hikes, such as the Moonlight Hike or other educational tours (such as our upcoming birding hikes) due to limited space. More info on these guided tours (many of which are free with... More
Lanae M
When is the best time of the year to visit?
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
There's always something to see! Every season has it's own magic. A lot of Texans will tell you, though, summer is pretty darn hot here. We have some great spots to duck into for AC, but if you visit in the summer, please... More