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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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Party Facility, Nature Center and Wildflowers

The Lady Bird Johnson is a secluded place for walking on trails and in the Spring for admiring the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Texas
Unique center with various activities to offer

My last visit was to hear the "Butterbiker" speak. This talk was given in a nice auditorium and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank JoeMcCullough
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with family over Thanksgiving weekend. Great attraction for all ages. We had folks from 12 to 72. We all enjoyed wildflowers, trails and sculptures. If you are active military your whole party gets a discount. Very nice café and gift shop too.

Thank momskier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place to walk around the trails and view Texas’ wild flowers. The grounds are well maintained and the flowers and plants are interesting and well explained with good signage. This is a great place for people of all ages to visit...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lady Bird Johnson was responsible for making sure our Texas Roads had all kinds of wild flowers during the spring. Of course, the Texas Bluebonnets attract people from all over the world who come to this area to visit. Starting at the Lady Bird Johnson...More

Thank G6083BKlindae
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was a lovely area. A number of trails to walk, kids areas, and the landscape was just beautiful. It is very well maintained.

Thank JBHmuffin
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing! Come back any time.

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31 October 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.
2 March 2017|
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
19 February 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