Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the Botanic Garden of Texas. The Center promotes its mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through its internationally recognized sustainable gardens, education and outreach programs, research projects, and consulting work.

The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes as the National Wildflower Research Center in 1982 and later renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 1997. It is a signature piece of Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and is complementary to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on the university’s campus. Originally opened on land in East Austin, the Center moved to its current site on a transition zone between the Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregions in 1995.

Facts and Features:

location

4801 La Crosse Ave. (map)

hours

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed some holidays) Member Mornings: Members have access from 8 – 9 a.m. daily

admissions

$12 Adults (17+), $6 Youth (5 - 17), Free for Members, Children 4 years and under, and UT Austin Faculty, Staff, and Students (with ID)

phone

(512) 232-0100

website

www.wildflower.org