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

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.

  • 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.

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

  • The cafe shuts at 3.00 pm.

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 37.33% of people who visit Austin include Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in their plan

  • 73.68% 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

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

People normally club together Country Lane and Austin Zoo while planning their visit to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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  • Great place to visit outside of Austin. Well-preserved and what I loved the most was the variety and and how well it is taken care of. Plenty of parking and great trails to explore variety of wild plants. The trails are quiet and peaceful. A great place to spend some quite time and explore. They have a nice, restaurant and the restrooms are very clean and well maintained. There are couple of towers and great views, and fields. UT students go free and $2 discounts for students with a student ID. You can find staff on site who would be ready to answer questions.

  • I love the wild flower center! There are always great volunteers around who can help and answer questions. The grounds are beautiful and easily accessible with very well maintained pathways. There is such a great variety of native trees, plants and shrubs. The gift shop has a lot of options and a great child section. There is also a cafe!

  • This place is so much larger than it let's on from the main entrance. Winding trails through an amazing landscape where something is always in bloom. Things you might miss but shouldn't are the observation tower, library, and cafe. We were so glad we ate at the cafe because there isn't much once you get outside of the park. They do a great job with their gift shop. The only place I've found bags of native wildflower seed.

  • I had a great time coming here with my mom to see the flowers. It seems like they have a lot of variety in the flowers so that you can see a lot of them in bloom during any part of the year. There are water fountains and restrooms nearby pretty much no matter where you are.

  • Enchanting fields of color and sunlight minutes from downtown Austin. Ladybird Johnson left an indelible and expanding mark on Texas through her love of wild flowers. Now, new generations can learn about the state's indigenous plants and get seeds to sow carpets of rich yellows, reds and blues in each community.

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