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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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Do not expect a manicured Horticultural society gardens this is what it says a wildflower... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John R
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Beautiful - fun for singles, couple, or families!

I was very pleasantly surprised by this visit. I wish I had alloted more time to explore. I could... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
khp_infairfax
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Fairfax, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild flowers” (41 reviews)
“lady bird” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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+1 512-232-0100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do not expect a manicured Horticultural society gardens this is what it says a wildflower centre. You will see many plants that you can grow in you own garden in their natural habitat. A great venue for children with open areas for them to enjoy....More

Thank John R
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and for sharing! You "get" us!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very pleasantly surprised by this visit. I wish I had alloted more time to explore. I could have spent hours along the meandering paths of flowers and plants.

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

Thank you for visiting! We hope you get to come back and spend more time.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted a fun excuse to get out in the fresh air while visiting relatives near Austin. The wildflower center is easy to get to and we had a warm and sunny afternoon. It didn’t take long to go through, maybe a little over an...More

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

Thank you for visiting. We're glad you were able to see Athena, the owl, and we do host many conferences, groups, weddings and special events/gatherings.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A friend & I were looking for bluebonnets & decided to visit here. We are glad we did. We spent at least an hour here if not a little longer. The grounds are very beautiful & peaceful (as long as you aren’t around a school...More

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Timing was everything today when we visited today. Wildflowers were definitely at their peak, and we got the added bonus of seeing Athena’s chicks having lunch. Never thought an owl would be so willing to be near so many people, including many excited school-aged kids....More

Thank D C
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

You chose an excellent time for spring flowers! And bless Athena, our ambassador owl. It's so fantastic to see her come back every year! Thank you for visiting and sharing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter, a budding photographer, found plenty of fuel here for creative energy. So did many others. We saw photographers shooting Athena, the owl, and her babies. We even were joking with a man about how there was a picture around every corner. Was so...More

Thank D. C
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting and sharing! We love seeing visitors' photos, so tag us if you're on social media!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a lover of wildflowers, I had this on my bucket list for years. It was a nice facility, but smaller and less "wild" than expected. Still, there was a lot blooming there in April, and I walked all the trails. The wind chimes added...More

Thank jamarney
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting -- glad you made it out!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy botanical gardens, this will be worth your while. It's a beautiful legacy to Lady Bird Johnson, and we learned about her important contributions to conservation, clean air, and national parks--much more than just wildflowers! Decent cafe.

Thank Penny T
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for visiting! Mrs.Johnson is an inspiration.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been here a few times and never get tired of it. The grounds are peaceful and stunning in the spring. I love that the focus is on local flora. If you're here to explore I would highly recommend wearing appropriate footwear - sneakers, hiking...More

Thank Gilmore99
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Great tips! Thank you for visiting and sharing!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw signs for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center off the freeway, it was on our list of things to do, but BOTH guidebooks listed it as closed on Mondays. For fun we decided to take the exit and head over, thinking we might...More

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Yes, I would call before going over.
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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
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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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