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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

#9 of 326 things to do in Austin Features Animals
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
+1 512-232-0100
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Beautiful Even in the Rain

We took a plant-lover friend here. It was raining and there were not too many folks around. She... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan V
Great nature park while offering food and activities for children

We have been coming to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for over 10 years - grandchildren before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • 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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank A1plusAustinTexas
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Scott J
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to LBJ WF Center several times. When we go it is usually with our kids, they love to play in the children's area, and we love to see them having fun there. There is a little house there just for kids with...More

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. Sounds like you're probably members, so thank you for your support! We see tons of great photos taken here on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs and Snapchat.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone with an interest in flowers and plants will enjoy a gentle stroll through the Wildflower Center. At its peak in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom, the center is still a pleasant visit throughout the year.

Thank Greg S
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing. Every season does have its own beauty out here!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this place during the holidays a while ago ( the review only goes back to 2016, we were there in 2012) , when we weren't even affianced! We loved it, it was beautifully set up and the gardens were in...More

1  Thank mrstimjones
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aw, thank you for taking the time to review. We hope you make it back to visit. We hope you have established your native plant garden and that you continue to take advantage of our great resources both onsite and at wildflower.org. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Place, Peaceful. Very helpful staff, Lots of Texas nature, Ample, free water stations and shady sit down places when it is very hot. Take your time and enjoy the gardens. Café and Gift shop available for food and souvenirs. Free parking is a bonus.

1  Thank PITTparent
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I think we take free parking for granted sometimes, but it is a nice bonus, isn't it? Thank you for visiting and reviewing. We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and had such a nice time in the gardens.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In July, Austin gets hot. We started our day by visiting the gardens. It was beautiful and peaceful, a true gem near the city. Super affordable too, with free parking.More

Thank camillechasteen
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! Even better, every admission is a donation to keeping our all-native gardens and wild spaces maintained, funding our education programs and furthering our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants. And yes, summer is hot! It's cooler here...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours walking through the variety of gardens - great for photography. They have a cafe and gift shop as well .

Thank Alasdair S
Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

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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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