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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
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 garden and photo delight

I really prefer to tour these gardens in the spring but anytime of year is serene. Peaceful stroll with abundant butterflies. The gift shop offers a nice selection including... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not the best garden side trip in the world. Not even close, but it is the best Austin has to offer. If you are a serious wild flower gardner, you will find this too basic for you. If you want to learn a bit about Texas wild flowers--GO!!! The buildings are attractive and the gardens decent.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really prefer to tour these gardens in the spring but anytime of year is serene. Peaceful stroll with abundant butterflies. The gift shop offers a nice selection including wildflower seeds and some cold treats too!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like native plants and Texas hillsides this is your place. This center bis maintained that would make Lady Bird Proud

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband surprised me on our last trip to Austin with a visit here. We spent a nice quiet morning wandering these incredible gardens. This place is really special. From the wildflowers to the many quiet sitting areas, trickling creeks and pathways leading to informational gardens. This place is a must if your in Austin and love gardening! ❤️👍🏽

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot day but I did enjoy all the beautiful things to see outside here. The observation tower was very pretty and the best part was the cactus planted up top on the structure. The artist exhibition was very nice to see and a quick air conditioned break. Nice gift shop that is bigger than most gardens locations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are excellent, the grounds extensive and worth exploring. Take a picnic basket and make a day of it. Visit the gift shop, they have unusual items and a good selection of wildfower seeds too.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are QR codes! How cool is it when you want to know more about what you're seeing and there's an easy way to access it! I'm so inspired to rework my landscaping.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, educational and just a nice place to spend some time. They provide a great gift shop.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great. We were down visiting our son and we went there. There's wildlife, but my phone is giving me problems and I can't download the pictures. We stayed about 2 hours, you can stay a lot longer, but it very hot, even with the cloudburst. They had plants that were native to Texas growning all over. You... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden looks different every time we see it. They made a nice place for kids as well. The only negative thing is the price $10/person seem a little high. For locals, it really pays to get an annual pass--$40/person or $60/dual membership.

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