Travel Tip: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin

by UNIGLOBE Donaldson Travel - Austin, Tx, Usa -

Tucked away from downtown in South Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is peaceful and informative, a quiet getaway for nature lovers who can appreciate native wildlife in one of the country's top research institutions and effective advocates for native plants.


Nature lovers will be captivated by the groomed trails, flowing streams and still pools, and the beautiful architectural design of the gardens. The plants are easily identifiable via the garden’s “Native Plant Information Network, allowing you to search for native plant info by plant traits or names, browse through our collection of 25,367 native plant images, and pose your plant question to our resident horticulturalist.”

The center sponsors a steady schedule of events, exhibits, auctions and more, and offers educational garden touring. Hike, wander through the gardens, visit the gift shop, and stop at the Center’s Café, for surprisingly good, homemade food at affordable prices.

The wildflowers peak in March and April, but the center is open year-round. There are a variety of group visit opportunities including docent-led and self-guided Adult Tours, Youth Group Visits and University field trips.

Wildflower Center grounds:
Visitors Gallery: 9am-4pm 

The Store: 9am-5:30pm, Sundays 12-5pm 

Wildflower Café: 9am-5pm, Sundays 11am-5pm

$8 Adults 

$7 Seniors 65 years or older 

$7 Students 13 years & older 

$3 Children 5 through 12 
Free for Members and Children 4 years and under

Address: 4801 La Crosse Avenue 
Austin, Texas 78739 
Tel            (512) 232-0100       
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