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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave
Austin , TX , 78739
Phone: (512) 232-0100
30° 11' 7.6056" N, 97° 52' 23.5596" W
Contact name: 
Amy McCullough
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. Located just ten miles from downtown, we are a botanical garden open to the public year-round and have become a favored venue for everything from conservation-focused conventions to beautiful weddings. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through our gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Visit, learn and make a better world with us. The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982 and became a part of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.

The Wildflower Center is dedicated to conserving, restoring and creating healthy landscapes. Planted in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, the Center is nationally-renowned for its programs in plant conservation, ecosystem design, native plants, sustainable landscapes and education. The Center's home in Austin, Texas demonstrates the ecological heritage of Texas through native plant gardens, the Texas Arboretum and the Luci and Ian Family Garden.

Click here for all of our programs, hours, and visitor information.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave
Austin, TX, 78739
United States


(512) 232-0100

The Wildflower Center presents Fortlandia

Daily Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Member Mornings: 8 – 9 a.m. every day

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

We are offering a variety of online children's and family classes, including yoga.

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