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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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Nice Place Even in the Winter

We just visited here knowing full well there likely wouldn't be too much in bloom, but it was still... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jason G
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Baltimore, Maryland
Nice gardens with a beautiful butterfly migration

Visiting during a time where there were butterflies migrating through the area made for a memorable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scottimprov
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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.
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We just visited here knowing full well there likely wouldn't be too much in bloom, but it was still worth the visit. The layout creates a nice flow, the landscaping is really pretty, staff are super friendly, the gift shop has some cool items, you...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting during a time where there were butterflies migrating through the area made for a memorable and beautiful experience. Plenty of wild flowers and gardens groomed very nicely. This is a nice day trip just outside of the city. Any gardener I think would really...More

Thank scottimprov
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing. There are always winged creatures of one type or another to enjoy here!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Austin, I stopped in at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. To be truthful, it's a bit of a hike from the downtown area, but doable if you have a car. It's a beautiful place to take in nature, the flowers, and owls...More

1  Thank krae21
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A very well-informed review! Thanks for visiting. We hope one day we have a bus that can get people here from other parts of the city. #Wishlist!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wildflower Center is a lovely botanic garden that features collections of native plants. The displays are all quite nice. There is a gift shop on the premise with a nice selection of tasteful items. The parking is free.

1  Thank Andi55_13
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed 15 December 2017

The Lady Bird Johnson is a secluded place for walking on trails and in the Spring for admiring the beautiful wildflowers. Take your best hug and relax for a minute out of the fast lane. With a rustic beauty building that can entertain 100 people...More

1  Thank JoeMcCullough
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing, Joe! We actually have a lot of spectacular weddings and other gatherings out here of all sizes, and the experience is always beautiful!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

My last visit was to hear the "Butterbiker" speak. This talk was given in a nice auditorium and was free to members or free with admission to non members. The Butterbiker biked from Mexico to Canada and was coming back through Austin and to Mexico...More

Thank m7m72000
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We loved the peaceful and relaxing environment so much so that we took a nap on one of the benches at the Arboretum! The chimes throughout the center add an additional charm. All of the gardens are lovely and well taken care of. The architecture...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Nice, lovely afternoon. We went on a Friday when it was relatively quiet. The property is beautiful with tons of wild landscape. We didn't see a ton of 'blooming' flowers that you would normally expect, but never-the-less, it was a nice time. Quiet, serene and...More

Thank P0702-Orlando
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Six of us visited Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to witness how the center helps preserve the environment and endangered plants. There are several miles of paths to explore the Texas environment. Wildlife can also be seen as you stroll the paths. We enjoyed lunch...More

Thank adventurer1234
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had gone to the LBJ presidential library and thought this would be a good balancing act for that and we were very pleasantly surprised. The children of today do not realize the lasting effect of Mrs. Johnson on our nation's landscape, from the reduction...More

Thank Hud B
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30Travelingteacher56
5 January 2018|
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Response from Cakes77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would call before going over.
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ulipillar
31 October 2017|
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Response from TexasHillCountry2016 | Reviewed this property |
If the fruit is light green and bumpy all over, I call the fruit Osage Orange or Bois D'Arc Apple. I call the tree Bois D'Arc. (East Texans pronounce it "Boar Dark.")
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Thuntz
2 March 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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