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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Peaceful - Beautiful - Affordable

In July, Austin gets hot. We started our day by visiting the gardens. It was beautiful and... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
camillechasteen
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Peaceful Walks through Large Gardens

This is a great place to spend a few hours walking through the variety of gardens - great for... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Alasdair S
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Austin, Texas
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. Located a quick but quiet ten miles from downtown, we are a botanical garden open to the public year-round and have become a favored venue for everything from conservation-focused conventions to beautiful weddings. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through our gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Visit, learn and make a better world with us. The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982 and became a part of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (58 reviews)
“wild flowers” (37 reviews)
“family garden” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

In July, Austin gets hot. We started our day by visiting the gardens. It was beautiful and peaceful, a true gem near the city. Super affordable too, with free parking.More

Thank camillechasteen
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing! Even better, every admission is a donation to keeping our all-native gardens and wild spaces maintained, funding our education programs and furthering our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants. And yes, summer is hot! It's cooler here...More

Reviewed July 14, 2017

This is a great place to spend a few hours walking through the variety of gardens - great for photography. They have a cafe and gift shop as well .

Thank Alasdair S
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Enjoyed a day of strolling thru the Center, enjoying the plants and critters. Beautifully laid out to be able to just sit and enjoy the views. Intriguing art and antiques.

2  Thank patriciae66
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you enjoy gardens, this is the 2nd best one in Austin (Zilker is the first). I like to support the whole idea of wildflowers and Lady Bird's legacy. Worth the visit.

Thank Milbie
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you for visiting our all-native botanical garden and sharing your experience. We feel very privileged to carry on Mrs. Johnson's legacy!

Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a beautiful setting to see our Texas wildflowers. It's also fun for butterfly enthusiasts. You can take longer or shorter walks, and the paths are easy footing. There is a nice little place to sit and eat tasty, but simple, food.

Thank TexasHillCountry2016
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and we agree, there's a lot of pollinator-watching to be done on our trails and in the gardens!

Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty with scenic views of the area. There was a lot of walking, but we were okay with it. From what I have heard it's a little better in the spring with more flowers in bloom. But my wife and I enjoyed our walk...More

Thank Bryan G
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing! It's true that spring is "wildflower season" in Texas, but we have lovely fall bloomers and many things in bloom and points of interest even in summer and winter. Every season has its magic here!

Reviewed July 1, 2017

This little gem of a hide away is beautifully done with old/or resembling antiquated bridges and arches. The wildflowers were just past peak but still very pretty. The place was better groomed than I thought a wildflower center would be. Great little shop and a...More

Thank 0libbyt
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing! Spring is the *big season* but every time of year has its own beauty here. We're so glad you enjoyed the trails, gardens, café and store.

Reviewed June 30, 2017

The grounds are will laid out and easy to navigate. Several different areas all give you something new to see. We had lunch on the grounds and it was also very good!

Thank Mike7797
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing! We're glad you enjoyed the gardens and café!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a must see if you love gardening. That also have a really nice gift shop that carries watercolors by local artists.

Thank sueclevelandartist
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

We enjoyed the experience, especially as it applies to native flora. There's a nice observation tower with a great view of the countryside. We ate lunch at the cafe. The food was great and everyone was very nice. We sat in the Spanish style courtyard....More

Thank myjudge2
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We're so glad you enjoyed our native plant gardens and hope you are able to visit with y our mom too. It's a great place for all ages.

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ulipillar
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
It sounds like a Bois d’arc Tree and the green fruit are what we call horse apples. The horse apples also are fun for target practice. Bois d’arc would is one of the hardest woods made.
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Thuntz
March 2, 2017|
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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
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jsw1960
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
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