Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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  • Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, 78739, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 512-2320100
  • Fax: +1-5122320156
  • Ticket Price: 9 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Garden, View Point, Statue, Family And Kids, Nature, Green House, Landmarks, Gardens

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Review

Imagine butterflies fluttering and dancing around rainbow coloured flowers, all set against emerald green grass. Now imagine a reality where none of these beauties exist! The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to keeping such a horrifying possibility away by protecting and conserving as much of North America’s flora as possible. The Center resembles a sprawling garden, bursting with life in every nook and cranny. It’s one of the many islands of luscious green the city is home to and it doubles as conservation center and island of peace for many a visitor. Families, kids, senior citizens, romantic couples or even solo travellers are drawn here and revel amongst the natural beauty.

Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes founded the National Wildflower Research Center in 1982, with the intention of conserving and protecting North America’s native plants and natural landscapes. They realized that America was on the verge of losing nearly a quarter of its natural flaura and fauna, and this center was created in a bid to stop this. Its present day name came about in 1995. The center revolves around studying the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes and today, it’s recognized as a leader in the ‘Sustainable Sites’ initiative.

As you enter, you’ll notice the lovely variety of multi coloured indigenous flowers, such as Lupines, and the beautifully created statues. Cute little woodland critter sculptures decorate the ground and a giant clay creation in the form of a dragonfly stands pretty upon the side of the white limestone water tower. You ears will tingle with pleasure as soft chiming noises grace them, thanks to the wind chimes tied around the branches of a few of the trees. Numerous trails promise different natural, sensual pleasures set in a completely organic background. If you plan out our visit according to the flowers lifecycle, you’ll be able to catch many of the flowers in full bloom, regaling everyone with their heady scents and soft, silky petaled pouts. This is where one can find the true beauty and diversity of the Texas landscape.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Information

  • Seminars, sales, special events - there's always something going on at the Wildflower Center.
  • The Wildflower Center hosts indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring the work of prominent nature artists from Central Texas and beyond.
  • This would be a great place for a wedding or engagement pictures.
  • There is a display room with examples of all of the flowers and viewing this is highly recommended either before or after visiting the gardens.
  • There’s a great gift shop too.
  • Climb the San Antonio Tower to get an eagle’s eye view for miles.
  • The Wildflower Center's facilities were designed to sit lightly on the land and are a model of environmental sustainability and award-winning architecture. Check out the aqueduct, Little House and library.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Ticket Prices

  • Children under 12: $3
  • Free for members and kids under 4.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Opening and Closing Hours

  • The cafe shuts at 3.00 pm.

How To reach Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center by Public Transport

  • By Bike: Yellow Bike Project, Phone- 512-457-9880, Bicycle Sports Shop - Bike Rentals, Phone- 512-477-3472.
  • By Taxi: Yellow Cab, Phone- 512-452-9999. website includes fare estimator and online booking.
  • You can travel Austin by car and taxi as well.

Restaurants Near Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

  • P.Terry’s
  • Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Hill’s Austin Cafe

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TripHobo Highlights for Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, 78739, United States
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Contact Number: 512-2320100
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Price: 9 USD
  • Time required to visit Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 68.41% of people who visit Austin include Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in their plan

  • 60.88% of people start their Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • This hill country park is a gem. An extension of the UT system, the park has a small fee, but it really is worth the price. Trails are well made. The newer areas are beautiful and it's probably the best place to see native plants that you can grow at home. Look for special events like the plant sale and of course Bluebonnet season. Parking is fine and the restaurant provides a good place for a break.

  • Great place to go for a nice couple of hours! There's a small observatory tower you can climb and get a good view of the gardens, plus several trails around the grounds that are great for just strolling. Water and air conditioned buildings are scattered throughout which is great with the warmer weather. Definitely recommend visiting whether you're from out of town or a local!

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