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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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Wildflower Wonderland

We visited with my son and our 11 and 9 year-old grandsons, and we had a great time. We sent the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan_and_Vera
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Central Texas
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Beautiful and Lovely

We were in Austin as part of our spring break from North Carolina. We had made it a point to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adrienne C
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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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“native plants” (60 reviews)
“wild flowers” (41 reviews)
“lady bird” (61 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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+1 512-232-0100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with my son and our 11 and 9 year-old grandsons, and we had a great time. We sent the young folk off on various treks and adventures while we old folk enjoyed more local delights. The Wildflower Center offers more than nature walks:...More

1  Thank Alan_and_Vera
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Austin as part of our spring break from North Carolina. We had made it a point to visit the wildflower center and it was spectacular. The grounds are amazing and the blue bonnets were in bloom. We had a wonderful time and...More

Thank Adrienne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great week to visit Austin and take a trek out to the lovely wildflower garden established by Lady Bird Johnson. The paths and beds are lined with blue bonnets, evening primroses, rain lilies and other gardening delights. A nice cafe and shop...More

Thank Gammie8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed that this wildflower center had a sizable children's area. It reminded me of the Children's Museum in my home city. This is the most interactive place of this kind that I've been to. I did not get to hike the long trails on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with most places in TX the signage for finding this place was abominable. Not all of us have GPS. We happened upon the visitor's entrance and parking quite by chance after following a veritable rabbit warren of roads. Would have been lost had we...More

1  Thank Susan05821
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place, everywhere the eye can see..Beautiful wild flowers, that have been protected on this land. And of course history about Lady Bird herself.

Thank ronnajo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really surprised at this venue. Wasn't much to see, although I do think it was a good spot for young kids to play. The best thing was an owl nesting with two hatchlings. Couldn't see the babies but mama was in full view.

Thank Tricia B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for families with young children, people interested in how wildflower populations are protected and maintained. Nice walkable trails, particularly beautiful, of course, during bluebonnet season in March and April. Lots of shaded benches for respite from heat. Cafe offers light foods, with indoor...More

Thank JWYColorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so awesome. Nature lovers and flower enthusiasts would think they've died and gone to Heaven. But beware the gift shop. I nearly went broke in there buying everything.

Thank Dambreaker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would see this place when it is not too hot in Texas, avoid summer months, as most of the visit is outdoors and it is worth spending a few hours walking around the beautiful gardens.

Thank 4nlady
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30Travelingteacher56
5 January 2018|
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Response from Cakes77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would call before going over.
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ulipillar
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
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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