The Lady Bird Wildflower Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a botanical garden and a research unit of the University of Texas, dedicated to research, conservation, and restoration of the natural landscape in Texas and throughout the world.

A Lifelong Passion

Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson, a former First Lady of the United States, and Helen Hayes, legendary actress of stage and screen, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center botanical garden displays gardens, woodlands, and meadows for public enjoyment and education.

The Importance of the Native Landscape

On view are native plants from the Texas Hill Country, South and West Texas. The Center encourages visitors in the planting and maintenance of native plants in the landscape and runs a conservation program for the protection of rare and endangered plants. The facility features notable outdoor sculpture, photography and visual artwork exhibits, walking trails, and an annual plant sale.

The Center offers educational programs for all ages both onsite and through outreach to local schools. In addition to plant-focused workshops, the Center also offers guided family hikes, night-time exploration, and even yoga! A café and gift shop are available.