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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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So well done

I never knew Texas was beautiful. But I learned! I think that they did a magnificent job... read more

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desperado265
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Monsey, New York
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BEAUTIFUL PLACE!

This is a beautiful place to visit! The grounds are amazing! We wnet in the AM and it is still cool... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DonHalazon
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Seattle
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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: 09:00 - 17:00
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 yesterday via mobile

I never knew Texas was beautiful. But I learned! I think that they did a magnificent job putting this together. It is obvious that knowledgeable botanists combined with landscape design came together to really show the beauty of this region. The trails are easy to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful place to visit! The grounds are amazing! We wnet in the AM and it is still cool to wal around!!

Thank DonHalazon
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a pleasant visit we had. Almost immediately upon entering the courtyard we were greeted by a green vested volunteer who proceeded to enlighten us regarding the center, some of its history and information on the various garden paths and exhibits. We walked the Central...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit for years but as we live 3 hours plus from here we had to make it a destination. We spent 3 1/2 hours exploring and would have stayed longer but it was noon when we arrived and the high that...More

Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is huge place and enjoyable for nature and plant lovers. Went in the afternoon hot sun, a mistake. Early morning would be great. It was good to see many kids getting close to nature. There is also a gift shop and restaurant.

Thank Mukul_2u_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring plenty of water. Peaceful. Enjoyable day trip. Nice to take pics, and check out the native plants. Enjoyable to learn more about the Johnson family as well, and their contribution wild plantings.

Thank H8680XJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After several visits to Austin, I finally got to see this place. It is wonderful...so beautiful and relaxing. My husband and I went with my adult daughter and her boyfriend.. They did it to humor but were glad they went. There are several trails for...More

Thank shannontchi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is beautiful. A wonderful testament to Ladybird Johnson. the volunteers are terrific and I really enjoyed the gift shop. You can while away several hours walking along the trails

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for the whole family. It is heavenly for those interested in learning about wildflowers and other plant species that thrive in and around Austin. It is also great fun for the kids. They can run, play, and explore designated areas....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love all plants take the time to see this. Not just something to do for an hour. To see and experience everything- give yourself plenty of time. It is beautiful. Take a camera. Water features are beautiful. Wear comfortable shoes and take water.

1  Thank slynne59
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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
31 October 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
2 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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