Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was founded in 1982 by the former wife of the President of the United States and her friend Helen Hayes. Mrs. Johnson is very keen to preserve the American landscape, especially her native Texas plants. Ms. Johnson developed the Wildflower Center to help people reconnect with nature and educate them to use locally grown plants to enhance the family landscape.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to protecting native plants by creating gardens and courtyards on 283 acres of land filled with wildflowers, herbs, shrubs and trees that grow naturally in Texas. There’s also access to grasslands, trails, and the adjacent 1,000-acre reserve.

Learn about the gardens, architecture, and history of the Wildflower Center on a guided tour Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to noon. No application is required, but it will be canceled regularly, so please contact the admission stand or contact us in advance.

Both private trips and group trips can be made on any day of the week.

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