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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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Better than expected

We did not know what to expect ahead of time. We've thought about visiting for years and were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark F
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Dallas, Texas
Lovely place to spend an afternoon when in Austin area.

The Wildflower Center is a lovely place to visit while in Austin. Even if you are not a gardener... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
madgardener55
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New Hampshire
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (62 reviews)
“wild flowers” (42 reviews)
“gift shop” (72 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 3 days ago

We did not know what to expect ahead of time. We've thought about visiting for years and were pleasantly surprised. Not as polished as the Dallas Arboretum, but that's the charm of this place. It's huge and the plants and trees are remarkedly identified. I...More

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Wildflower Center is a lovely place to visit while in Austin. Even if you are not a gardener you might like to wander around and enjoy the beauty. It is not a huge botanical garden but not tiny either. Plenty of places to sit...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really good day to be in this beautiful wildflower center; overcast but warm. Because we are in summer many of the wildflowers are either dying or dropping their blooms. It was still beautiful in spots and very interesting in general. This is a self-guided attraction,...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was it my imagination or could I smell Texas there? Either way it was wonderful. Beautifully laid out with plenty of resting spots & wonders for the observant. We were lucky enough to meet a regular visiting member who pointed out things we might have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our walk through the Lady Bird Wildflower center and also walk to an adjoining arboretum. While walking through the arboretum make sure you go far enough in to see the grove of trees with assorted swings . Both areas have lots for...More

Thank Melanie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center is about 10 miles off I-35, but worth the turnoff. A nice walking tour of local flowers and trees along with a mission that's something like an Italian villa. It's quiet and great for photos and just chilling.

Thank Americansportswriter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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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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