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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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Beautiful

Great family place to walk around, enjoy the beauty and be one with nature. The people there are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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austin
Good for educational or leisure visit

It has been just a year, but I remember it fondly. The wildflowers are not quite in season when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cherry L
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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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (58 reviews)
“family garden” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 6 days ago

Great family place to walk around, enjoy the beauty and be one with nature. The people there are friendly, educated, helpful and welcoming. They have amazing educational events and the place is a gorgeous venue for weddings and parties.

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, you said it all! Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We love talking and teaching about native plants, welcoming guests to explore and hosting special celebrations in this beautiful landscape!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been just a year, but I remember it fondly. The wildflowers are not quite in season when we went, but there are plenty of other things to see, including an exhibition about all the wildflowers in the area.

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you make it back soon; there's always something new to see!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we went here. Plenty of fall blooming flowers on display with information about each one. The stone arches and garden statuary are impressive. Equally welcome were the various informational centers to get out of the heat. Be sure to watch the video of...More

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing. We are inspired by Mrs. Johnson's work and vision every day and are so glad you had the opportunity to experience that as well. Come back any season; there's always something new to see. We do love fall bloomers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so refreshing and gorgeous. A whole day can be spent walking through the flowers and enjoying the sun. Went in 2015

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot here to see. Even in early July, there was nice color. There are some nice iron works, interesting sculptures and plenty of things for the kids to do. I liked listening to the sounds of the birds in the Texas meadow....More

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience, and thank you so much for becoming members! We look forward to you receiving your Wildflower magazine in the mail and enjoying the reciprocal privileges to visit other gardens and arboretums! Welcome to the Wildflower side!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little drive from downtown but such a welcome escape and beautiful botanic taste of hill country. Educational but also relaxing, and beautiful. Be sure to say hi to the Owls on your way in!

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing! We love our resident owls and hope to see Athena nesting again around February!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We took a plant-lover friend here. It was raining and there were not too many folks around. She absolutely loved it! The facility is well-kept and spacious. We'll go back on a nice sunny day.

Thank Susan V
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing. There are so many beautiful things about a rainy day here. We always rejoice and think the plants do as well.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have been coming to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for over 10 years - grandchildren before they could walk and after. Great walks and now places to play in the water and climb also learn about native plants and trees. The exhibit of famous...More

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting, sharing, and bringing your family for so many years. It's a great place to grow together!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Texas flowers and plants in a natural setting that is highly accessible. Wander slowly and still see it all.

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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Summer is not the best time to visit, especially when it is over 100 degrees, but we went early and enjoyed the setting and info about this place preserved by a former first lady. Would love to return in Spring.

Thank Elizabeth V
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and reviewing. You should definitely return in the spring -- but honestly, every season has its unique beauty out here. So glad you enjoyed your summer visit too!

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Thuntz
3 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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jsw1960
20 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
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Lanae M
14 February 2017|
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Response from Lady Bird Johns... W | Property representative |
There's always something to see! Every season has it's own magic. A lot of Texans will tell you, though, summer is pretty darn hot here. We have some great spots to duck into for AC, but if you visit in the summer, please... More
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