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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to...

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.

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Great hiking; Great for kids

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.

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Silver Spring, MD
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Silver Spring, MD
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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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. There are many sections to this garden, and I didn't get to see them all... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 day. $10 admission most reasonable. Thank you Lady Bird and Helen Hayes for leaving such... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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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.

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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 information. I was expecting a little more detailed information on the various flowers, range, prefered... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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 UK, we had no idea beforehand of the wonderful things she achieved throughout her lifetime.... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant afternoon. Lot;s of photo opportunities and some unexpected surprises! We only made it around the main garden but there are many trails that could easily consume a good part of the day. Next time we will try and make it in late March or early April when most everything is blooming.

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We definitely hope you have more time to explore next time! More 

Elkton, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad that we visited this center. We took the free tour and it was so informative. The gentleman who guided us had a wealth of information and made the tour a delight. I have a new found respect for Lady Bird Johnson. Her accomplishments were quite impressive. We were lucky to have such a pro-active First Lady,... More 

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and leaving a review! We love our volunteer docents and are so glad you got to take a tour with one. We are also inspired by Mrs. Johnson and her legacy every day. Come back and explore more soon! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed taking advantage of a beautiful Saturday afternoon to revisit The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! It just happened to be National Wildflower Week, and we hadn't been there for several years so we were really pleasantly surprised by all of the new displays, trails and gardens. There a lot of shaded areas throughout the... More 

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for sharing! It sounds like you had an ideal day here and we are so glad you got to take in a lot of what we have to offer. Mrs. Johnson inspires us in every way, right down to our hospitality! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bluebonnet season in Texas doesn't last very long, so I made time on a business trip to stop in at the center who's namesakes are at their peak in Texas in April. I had about 2 hours to spare, arrived at the park shortly after they opened, and was able to wander through all of the formal gardens, the... More 

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! We surely hope you do come back. There is beauty here in every season. More 

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