The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is dedicated to conserving Texas native plants and using them to create healthy landscapes. Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, the Center is nationally-renowned for its programs in native plant conservation, ecosystem design, sustainable landscapes and education. The Center’s beautiful campus and botanic gardens are a mere 10 miles from downtown Austin and demonstrate the ecological heritage of Texas through native plant gardens, the Texas Arboretum and the Luci and Ian Family Garden. A few fast facts:
• More than 100,000 visitors per year
• Campus is 279 acres and features 9 acres of cultivated gardens
• There are more than 650 species of Texas native plants displayed at the Center
• Offers a wealth of kids and adult learning opportunities, from weekly Sprouts programming to adult programming and classes.
• Center features one of Austin’s premier gift store and the Wildflower Cafe.
4801 La Crosse Avenue (map)
Tuesday-Sunday; 9am-5:00pm, Monday: closed, During Wildflower Days™ (mid-March through May): Monday-Sunday: 9am-5:00pm
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors 65 years and older, $7 Students with college ID, $4 Children 5 through 17, Free for Members and Children 4 years and under