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Entrance sign at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas
Entrance sign at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas

One of our favorite nature centers is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, located in the southwest section of Austin, Texas. We have visited there numerous times, and on each trip we see new things and learn more about nature!

The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the official state botanic garden and arboretum 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 originally established as the National Wildflower Research Center in 1982, and later renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It covers an area of 284 acres.

The Center’s gardens, natural areas and arboretum display more than 800 species of native plants from many of the major ecoregions of Texas, the most diverse collection of Texas native plants in North America. The Center is also involved in education, ecological research and design, plant conservation and outreach programs.

An admission fee is charged, but parking is free. Smoking is not allowed on Center property.

Also on the Center's grounds is a well stocked store, and the Wildflower Cafe.

Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Center ... below we have highlighted in a series of photographs our trips and experiences at the Wildflower Center.

Spend a day, or more, and explore and enjoy the Wildflower Center. We highly recommend it!

 

"My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers" ... Lady Bird Johnson
"My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers" ... Lady Bird Johnson

360 Degree Aerial View of the Wildflower Center in Austin

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Included below is an aerial visualization of the Wildflower Center, provided by AerialSphere, including views of the walkways, greenhouses, parking lots and adjacent areas.


Scenes Around the Wildflower Center

Stone archways at the entrance area to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin
Stone archways at the entrance area to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin
The Central Gardens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Central Gardens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Dedication plaque at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ... March 31, 1995
Dedication plaque at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ... March 31, 1995
Yellow Square Bud Primroses at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Yellow Square Bud Primroses at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Wildflowers, and butterflies, are plentiful at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center!
Wildflowers, and butterflies, are plentiful at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center!
Armadillo sculpture at the Wildflower Center
Armadillo sculpture at the Wildflower Center
Bright orange wildflowers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bright orange wildflowers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
A playfully designed butterfly bench ... Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
A playfully designed butterfly bench ... Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
"The nature we are concerned with ultimately is human nature" ... Lady Bird Johnson
"The nature we are concerned with ultimately is human nature" ... Lady Bird Johnson
A puddling place, part of the Butterfly Garden
A puddling place, part of the Butterfly Garden
Texas Bluebonnets and more ... at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin
Texas Bluebonnets and more ... at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin
The Seasonal Interest garden ... As the seasons change, so do the plants in this garden
The Seasonal Interest garden ... As the seasons change, so do the plants in this garden

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, Texas 78739
Phone 512.232.0100

Official website of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildflower Center on Facebook

 

The Store at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin ... a favorite place of ours to shop for flags, wildflower seeds, nature books, T-shirts, garden art, hummingbird feeders and much more!
The Store at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin

 

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