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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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Lovely even on a hot day

We were surprised to see a number of wildflowers in bloom in September. The lady in the visitor center was quite helpful. We chose to walk the Arboretum trail in the middle of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were surprised to see a number of wildflowers in bloom in September. The lady in the visitor center was quite helpful. We chose to walk the Arboretum trail in the middle of a hot day. There isn't too much shade out there (on this one trail) but it was a nice walk. We enjoyed seeing all the open areas... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was too hot an muggy for us to fully enjoy the potential of these gardens, but it was nevertheless well worth the trip. There were indoor displays of art and flowers, shady spots to roam and rest, and a fantastic gift shop. We probably missed the peak of wildflower season, but there were nevertheless beautiful flowers and butterflies and... More 

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

We have been here in all 4 seasons. My favorite time of year is spring with all the bluebonnets etc but it is great all year round. We have had lunch in their little cafe which is just "ok." The gift shop is pretty nice. We LOVE the swings..it's a bit of a hike on the pathway but worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd heard this was a nice place to visit so we went along. It was a really hot day but there is lots of shade, it's a beautiful way to pass an hour or two looking at native wild flowers. Easy to find, plenty of parking and costs $10. Well worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in late May. Lots of flowers overall, but several garden beds that were rather empty of anything. Basically, you just walk around pathways and look at the gardens. There's very little information--how to grow flowers, etc. Nothing really about science or even the history of Lady Bird and wildflowers which I thought was a strange thing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with high temperatures, my mother and I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and casually walking through the different gardens. There was a nice variety of indoor and outdoor spaces so you could get out of the hot afternoon sun. The cafe and gift shop are also excellent. It was a really nice afternoon for 2 out of state visitors to... More 

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Kirbyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit and see all the beautiful flowers and exhibits. Good place to take pictures and the scenery is vibrant and bursting with beautiful colors.

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Newbury Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful place for a stroll with my aging mother in-law. She could go at her own pace and enjoy all the pretty plants and flowers. Exactly what she likes to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a biking track nearby, and this is a great place to bike to as well as take a break from a ride to check out the views.

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the cut flowers in vases in the visitor center to help us with identifying the plants. The butterflies were Everywhere which was really nice. It was warm out, but we used the facilities to cool off. The children's section was in heavy use with families and a graduation was going on. The staff and volunteers were friendly but... More 

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