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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at...

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes with native plants. Founded by Mrs. Johnson and Actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the Wildflower Center brings life to her hope to preserve the beauty and regional identify of natural landscapes. The Center features acres of Texas wildflower gardens, award-winning architecture, nature trails, a cafe and gift shop.

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Impressive designs outshined the stiffling heat

Unfortunately there isn't much shade to be had in the central display gardens, but if you're lucky, you can dodge under an acacia tree, or better yet, peruse the extensive gift... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately there isn't much shade to be had in the central display gardens, but if you're lucky, you can dodge under an acacia tree, or better yet, peruse the extensive gift shop, tasty onsite cafe, or rotating art exhibits at the education center. Gorgeous stonework and beautiful buildings abound, yet still look like they belong in the landscape. This is... More 

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Newark DE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No shade to speak of so watch it on hot days. Beautiful setting with wildflowers everywhere. Nice exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well worth the trip if in Austin visiting or killing time. This is a lovely example of how beautiful the Texan countryside can be and it's also environmentally friendly and supports the local community.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there in March and the Blue Bonnets and a lot of wildflowers were in bloom so it was very pretty. The grounds and trails are well kept and the trails are easy to walk.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was nice to walk around, but there wasn't anything that we didn't see here that we couldn't see for free else where in town

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit but I would recommend sunscreen or hats or umbrellas for the open spaces because Austin does get hot. It's an educational garden, but I could have used a bit more signage. That said it's obvious there's been a great deal of thought put into the Center. I can't wait to bring my grandson... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a Saturday morning this is a busy place with lots of families visiting the gardens. Hard to find parking but worth the search. The Bluebonnets were in bloom along with some of the other spring wildflowers. An Owl had a nest at the entrance and could be seen sitting in a high planter. The Family garden is most original... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dressed for what we thought Texas weather would be and had a very chilly visit (It was in the 50s, we just weren't dressed for it). but still had a really enjoyable visit. It's a nice park for families, very accessable, and there is a lot to learn. By the end of our stay in Texas it got much... More 

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

Thanks for visiting and sharing, Steve! Yes, the Texas weather, especially this time of year can be kind of "all over the map!" We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We aim to help Texans and visitors alike be able to identify and even better appreciate native plants like our beautiful wildflowers! And Athena, the owl, is such a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This being Texas, there is almost always something in bloom. Lovely and extensive grounds and walking trails. Rest areas with amusements for kids, water features, various gardens, a lovely cafe and a nice gift shop.

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed the Center and got to take everything in. More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ladybird Johnson left her mark on Austin, Texas. This is a lovely outdoor activity with gorgeous plants. it also has a cafe and inside museum as well as an art gallery with changing exhibits.

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

It's true! Mrs. Johnson left an amazing legacy, including the Wildflower Center. Thank you for visiting and sharing. More 

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