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.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Features Animals
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Gorgeous place!

Beautifully curated gardens with local Texas plants. This time of year there are butterflies... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Josh T
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Worth your time.

Great garden of all native species. Nice walk/hike, affordable. Being from the North it was cool... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
ccrizal
,
NY
Read all 849 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“native plants” (58 reviews)
“gift shop” (66 reviews)
“lady bird” (57 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
CONTACT
Website
+1 512-232-0100
Write a Review
Reviews (849)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 837 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Beautifully curated gardens with local Texas plants. This time of year there are butterflies everywhere. It’s a tribute to Lady Bird Johnson who was more of an environmental pioneer than I realized. Great way to spend a quiet day, exploring natural beauty.

Thank Josh T
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing. We are so glad you got to learn about Mrs. Johnson and see the visiting and resident pollinators!

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Great garden of all native species. Nice walk/hike, affordable. Being from the North it was cool to,see all of the different varieties of plants.

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

Thanks for visiting! Isn't it wonderful to learn about the native plants and landscapes of the places we visit? Every region has its own unique beauty.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Wildflower center has trails for all people. Paved and well maintained grounds are relaxing and beautiful to look at.

Thank Bridesm0m
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place with the wild flowers and thousands upon thousands of blue bonnets. Such a wonderful setting.

Thank daddymo2
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks for sharing! You must have been here in the spring with the bluebonnets, but our fall bloomers are really lovely too!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in the spring and were not disappointed. The Center offers several walking paths through a variety of display gardens that incorporate the center’s rustic architectural features in the design and also has an incredible children’s garden /...More

Thank RM_Stafford
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks for visiting and sharing! Our plant sales are a ton of fun and we love getting more native plants out into the world and into the ground. We also love the Savanna Meadow Trail! There's always something new blooming out there (and all over...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I love this place. It has expanded over the last 10 years to include an Arboretum with great tree swings, and a Family garden with a neat water feature among other things. There are lots of paths to explore and beautiful flowers to gaze upon....More

Thank Beth M
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks for visiting! It sounds like you really *get* us -- just outside the city, just inside of wild.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

What an inspiring place. My guest asked that her ashes be scattered here someday. If nature and flowers are of interest to you this is must visit.

Thank Rob T
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

An afternoon at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center would be fun for people of all ages. There are many engaging and interactive activities for kids, including a little splash pad, a family garden with a small waterfall and lily pond, a "maze," and people-sized...More

Thank Lulu A
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I loved this place from the first step we took into it. The buildings are so fitting for the environment, they add to the experience of being in a natural paradise. There were not many flowers blooming at the time, but the grounds were still...More

Thank webbgirl49
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I recently attended a memorial service at the center. It was so beautiful and memorable. Wildflowers everywhere.

Thank d e
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
District Kitchen+Cocktails
68 reviews
1.80 km away
Galaxy Cafe
57 reviews
2.47 km away
Alamo Drafthouse
73 reviews
1.55 km away
Maudie's Hacienda
61 reviews
2.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Austin Custom Winery
5 reviews
7.34 km away
Sitagu Buddha Vihara
5 reviews
5.85 km away
Texas Trail Rides
135 reviews
3.75 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ulipillar
1 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
1
Vote
Thuntz
3 March 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
jsw1960
20 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes