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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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The wonder of nature!

A great place to wonder around for hours exploring gardens, arcutecture and events. There was a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Linda S
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Smithville
Don't go in February :(

I can imagine this place in all its glory in the springtime, but I just went February 2, 2018 and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quiomara M
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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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“gift shop” (70 reviews)
“lady bird” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place to wonder around for hours exploring gardens, arcutecture and events. There was a plant sale going on at the time which was a special pleasure.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can imagine this place in all its glory in the springtime, but I just went February 2, 2018 and everything except the cacti were dead. There is a beautiful arbortorium trail that has tree swings that made the price of admission worth it, but...More

2  Thank Quiomara M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a brief visit, but as there has been snow there this winter, most plants were brown. The people were friendly and new work is underway. The gift shop was quite nice.

Thank sethelm
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are so many places to visit in Austin, but this one is special because it gives you a chance to relax and enjoy this beautiful flower garden.

Thank drjedwards
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

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
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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 believe every season has its beauty in nature and winter has plenty to offer! So glad you enjoyed.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

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
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

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!

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

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
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and sharing!

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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
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Lady Bird Johns... W, Public Relations Manager at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

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!

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Reviewed 7 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
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6 January 2018|
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Response from Cakes77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would call before going over.
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1 November 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
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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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