Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739

Lady Bird Johnson, our former first lady, and actress Helen Hayes founded an organization in 1982 to protect and preserve North America's native plants and natural landscapes. First as the National Wildflower Research Center and later as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, this special place exists to introduce people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants. Every day, the Wildflower Center brings life to Mrs. Johnson's vision in its public gardens, its woodlands and sweeping meadows as well as in internationally influential research.

The Center displays 650 native Texas plant species in gardens, meadows and nature trails. Visitors can also explore indoor art exhibits, learn about Mrs. Johnson and native plant research, and enjoy the café, store and more.

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Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am till 5 pm.  Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors and Students (with ID), $4 for Youth (ages 5-17) and FREE for Members and children (4 years and under).