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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739-1702
Phone Number: +1 512-232-0100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at...

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a 279-acre public garden dedicated to conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes with native plants. Founded by Mrs. Johnson and Actress Helen Hayes in 1982, the Wildflower Center brings life to her hope to preserve the beauty and regional identify of natural landscapes. The Center features acres of Texas wildflower gardens, award-winning architecture, nature trails, a cafe and gift shop.

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great walk

We went at the end of November so not much was flowering. There were some great walks and lots of new planting going on

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went at the end of November so not much was flowering. There were some great walks and lots of new planting going on

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I didn't see many flowers, but it is November! There were many small butterflies and a few birds still flying around..and the gardens were magnificent. We walked and walked..on one walk there are some swings under the oak trees... on another trail, a windmill with exercise equipment under it. The kids have a HUGE place to play while the... More 

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Danville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to see the flowers and plains. It was a very interesting spot with lots of trees, flowers, and grasses. The plants are local and they show a wide variety of flauna. Good for young and old alike. You can walk a little or alot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little costly at $10 per person, but this is a very nice reserve. Very well organized and provides a great lesson on the plant habitat of Central Texas. Its very open and you are one with nature. A good place to get away from it all. I liked the observatory tower. The art exhibit in the shed was nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens here are wonderful. This is a great place to go anytime, however, we ended up being there on a rainy day and were not able to stay for too long.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited late October on a hot day. The courtyard was relaxing and the hibiscus tea very refreshing. Walked all the trails except the one that was closed. More oak species than I've ever heard of which was great. Didn't see too many birds but the butterflies were abundant. Wish there was more on identification for them. Go in the morning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A bit out of town, but worth the drive in the right season (spring and summer). Popular wedding location. Plenty for the kids to play with! their website has a section of what's in bloom this week, as well as current weather etc. Plan for a half day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Lady BJ wildflower center is better than a walk thru a park because there is a lot more variety of foliage to enjoy and it's all [or mostly] labeled. There is a visitor's center with displays and explanations of the plants in bloom or in season. There are signs with barcodes that you can scan with your cell phone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were here for my niece's wedding and were overwhelmed the the breathtaking beauty, quiet, and peaceful surroundings...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The plant sale included native Texas plants, lots of them. The volunteers, besides being very helpful, were also very knowledgeable.

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