Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

4.5
#5 of 20 in Parks in Austin
Admire a variety of Texan and North American plants in the landscaped gardens of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Founded by former first lady Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes, the center is dedicated to research, education, and the conservation and sustainable use of native plants. The central gardens include wild flower-filled meadows, a wetland pond with aquatic plants and animals, a family garden with stumps to climb, and a butterfly habitat. The latest addition is an arboretum with a large collection of native trees native. As you walk through the facility, you can enjoy the colors and smells while learning how the plant life benefits the environment. In addition to the gardens, don't miss exhibits devoted the work of Texan artists and photographers, as well nature artists from around the world. The center also features a library, observation tower, shop, gallery, and cafe. Audio tours are available online. Put Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Austin road trip planning site .
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
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  • A wonderful walk outside with the flowers and butterflies! Check the website to see what's in bloom before you go. Trails are well maintained and mostly shaded, with lengths to suit any level of mobility. I couldn't help thinking this would be a great wedding venue!
  • Beautiful in the Spring. Majestic setting. Well informed and informative staff. Large displays of all Texas wildflowers. Sales of seeds and plants. Cafe. Ample parking. See a nesting Horned Owl that's resident in the Spring. Lecture hall and library.
  • What can be said about this place except magical. If offers a look at the native plants and flora of Texas. It also is super family friendly. You can picnic on the big lawn or benchs or eat at the little cafe. You can do photo shoots with family or get married there... Super places.
  • A hidden gem about 8 miles from downtown Austin. This sprawling wonderland dedicated to the amazing (even for Texas) environmental edifice, bursting with all manner of horticultural plants and trees is definitely worth a visit. Spring is glorious but "anytime is the right time.
  • Came here with a 5th Grade class field trip and fell in love! We went into an underground cave, walked through scenic trails, and discovered a sinkhole along the way. This place is great for large groups, or family visits. There is a cafe on site, as well as clean restrooms. This place would be ideal for photoshoots as well, with many picturesque areas! Love it!

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