Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center not only is an ideal botanical garden or educational center. It is a signature piece of the First Lady’s environmental legacy.
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What everyone knows

The Wildflower Center has 9 acres of cultivated gardens, miles of walking trails, educational exhibits, a gift store, as well as a cafe.

What they don't tell you

Its current site is about ten miles southwest of downtown Austin, and was originally located on sixty acres in East Austin beginning in 1982. They moved to its Southwest Austin location in 1995 and two years later renamed it the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Do it like a local

Adjacent to the Wildflower Center is a super fun & scenic sanctuary solely for cyclists and inline skaters. I highly recommend it! So when you visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center bring your bicycle or Rollerblades, because the Veloway doesn’t allow foot traffic.

For the History Buffs

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes and originally known as the National Wildflower Research Center, in 1982. It was later renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 1997. The Wildflower Center was incorporated into The University of Texas at Austin thanks to the University of Texas System Board of Regents announced plans to do so in 2006. The center’s 284 acres features more than 900 species of native Texas plants in both garden and natural settings. It is host to numerous educational programs and events. Through its research, demonstration projects, education programs and the development of national-scale programs to promote sustainable landscapes, the Wildflower Center is making a difference for the health of our planet.
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