June 26, 2015
Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
The Wildflower Center goes all out Sunday, July 26 to honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all she has done for our nation’s treasured environment. Tribute Day recognizes Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and legislation that she inspired. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact, including the Highway Beautification Act, also known as Lady Bird’s Bill.
Admission will be FREE for visitors. Enjoy exhibits, children’s activities and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday as we pay tribute to the Environmental First Lady.
Lunch, drinks, snacks and ice cream are available in the Wildflower Café.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Docent-led garden tours
Story time – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Little House
Discovery cart – All day. Learn what’s in bloom on site, all day in the Visitors Gallery.
Take your photo with Lady Bird – Guests can bring a camera to take a photo with a life-size likeness of Mrs. Johnson.
Memorabilia display – All day. See gardening gloves that Mrs. Johnson used during the 1965 beautification effort in Washington D.C. while she was First Lady, and the Norman Rockwell painting of her that was used to model what became her White House portrait. In the McDermott Learning Center where images from teh Wildflower Center’s Art Collection are also on display.
Johnson books for sale – All day. Eight books from the Johnson estate, owned by President and Mrs. Johnson, will be available for purchase in the Store. Prices begin at $50.
The Store also offers a large selection of books about Lady Bird Johnson, many signed by the authors.