Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

4.5
#5 of 32 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 had a nice, leisurely day here. So pretty and so many flowers. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop.  more »
  • Beautiful place full of wildflowers, plants native to Austin Tx. Nice views of the hills and land. Highly recommend this place! Will not disappoint  more »
  • All i kept thinking when we visited is how perfect this venue would be for an event, such as a wedding or cocktail soiree. It is picture perfect and was very fun to explore while visiting Austin. It i...  more »
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  • I have many sweet memories of coming here growing up and seeing the full blooms and well maintained property- but, I missed out this time because of the 100 degree heat! If at all possible, try to go during the Spring but I’d still recommend stopping by in the Summer. There is a ton of kid friendly activities and is still nice for adults, too. There is a nice gift shop and cafe to spend some time in as well. Be sure to check group on for a 50% off ticket price! Park hours are 9-5, and you can bring a lunch in to picnic as long as you leave no trace.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and look forward to returning in the spring. The variety of plants was very good, and the abundance of butterflies is impressive plus there are beautiful red dragon flies I've never seen anything like them. My toddler enjoyed his time as well. A nice outdoor walk enjoying the outdoors! We plan to go back in the spring when it will be cooler and different plants will be in bloom.
  • One of my favorite places in Austin. My kids love exploring and playing with all the different areas. All the plants have name signs that are super helpful for identifying native species. Last time we went they were having a free night about bats, they were offering free hamburgers and hot dogs. HEB was giving away cool trinkets and snacks like bubble wands, foam footballs, clementines and bottles of water and we learned a lot about one of my kids' favorite native animals. Also the yearly membership is so worth it!
  • We love this place so much we became members. So much native beauty and great programs. It's also very kid friendly, our daughter loves running around the family garden.
  • Great garden, lots of plants and butterflies, we even saw a hummingbird. Well designed walking trails that maximized the use of the space. Lots of great ideas and advice for native plant gardening and water conservation. Fun place for kids too, with a dinosaur themed area with a waterfall and caves, sandbox. Only downside was how hot it was, but its South Texas in June so not much to be done about that.
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