Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Founded in 1982 by former first-lady Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has been dedicated to protecting the native plants and landscapes of America for over 25 years.  The center moved into its current facility in 1995 and won several environmental and architectural awards.  The current site is located in South Austin and spans 279 acres!  Also, in 2003 the Wildflower center launches the Native Plant Information Network, which gives online access to information on over 7,000 native plant species and over 19,000 pictures. In 2006, the Wildflower Center became an official component of The University of Texas at Austin as an Organized Research Unit of the College of Natural Sciences and the School of Architecture.  It’s safe to say that the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has become one of the most important entities in sustaining our native plants and landscapes in the country.

Current Exhibits:

Texas Sculptor Society Exhibit – March 9 – June 27

A Closer Look: Nature Photography – June 5 – August 22

Kissed by Nature: Flora, Fauna and Fossils from the Edwards Plateau – June 5 – August 22

Grounds Hours:

9am-5:30pm Tuesday-Saturday

Noon-5:30pm Sunday

Closed on Mondays

The Wildflower Center will be closed July 4th

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