We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It's been a very tough year!”

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Ranked #8 of 340 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Obviously, since Texas is in the middle of a drought of biblical proportions, this year was not the most optimal time for visiting the floral displays at the Wildflower Center. That being said, I have been a regular visitor for the past several years (ever since we moved to Austin) and I am always impressed by the changing flora and fauna at the Center. It is not a formal garden destination - the Center's focus has always been wildflowers and the native hill country habitat. Walk the trails and explore the wildflower gardens, look for birds and butterflies, but above all, relax and enjoy your visit regardless of the season - there is always plenty to see.

Thank austinlightwriter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (858)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"native plants"
in 59 reviews
"gift shop"
in 70 reviews
"lady bird"
in 57 reviews
"full bloom"
in 17 reviews
"texas wildflowers"
in 17 reviews
"wildflower season"
in 13 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 12 reviews
"spring flowers"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful wildflowers"
in 10 reviews
"own garden"
in 9 reviews
"late march"
in 14 reviews
"observation tower"
in 9 reviews
"plant life"
in 10 reviews
"water features"
in 13 reviews
"central texas"
in 16 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 12 reviews
Filter

824 - 828 of 858 reviews

Reviewed January 1, 2012

OK, so I've been here twice, both times because somebody else from out of town wanted to go. It's fine, just not my interest, so I was somewhat bored. I just don't get into the whole landscaping and looking at plants thing. But if you like that kind of thing, it's a pretty cool place I guess. They have a nice gift shop and the rainwater collection system is interesting. Very quiet and peaceful. The rats living in one area was interesting....

Thank jaynine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 1, 2012

OK, so I've been here twice, both times because somebody else from out of town wanted to go. It's fine, just not my interest, so I was somewhat bored. I just don't get into the whole landscaping and looking at plants thing. But if you like that kind of thing, it's a pretty cool place I guess. They have a nice gift shop and the rainwater collection system is interesting. Very quiet and peaceful. The rats living in one area was interesting....

Thank jaynine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2011

From the beauty of the vast area of wildflowers to the awsome water collection system, LBJ center is an easygoing way to enjoy at least half a day. Go in season, however.

Thank panhandleprecious
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 26, 2011

This is one of the premier wildflower haunts in TX. Excellent demos and great hands on. A must see in Austin if you like the outdoors!

Thank TXCzech
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center also viewed

 

Been to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing