El Centro de Investigaciones de Flora Silvestre Lady Bird Johnson en inglés: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center es un jardín botánico de 279 acres de extensión de carácter público en Austin, Texas dedicado en su totalidad a la conservación de plantas nativas de Norteamérica. Su código de identificación internacional es NWRCA.
This is a great place for all ages. There are tons of trails, both for the novice and experienced hikers... even for a stroller. Many areas are pure nature, while others are well maintained. Sounds like the cave tours and sinkhole are only guided tours, but plenty of other places to wander around in.
A wonderful walk outside with the flowers and butterflies! Check the website to see what's in bloom before you go. Trails are well maintained and mostly shaded, with lengths to suit any level of mobility. I couldn't help thinking this would be a great wedding venue!
So beautiful! Even in January this place is gorgeous if you love plants. Very few flowers but the grounds are so varied that there is still tons to see.
This place is awesome. Athena the owl is a star attraction you must see. There's no words to describe this place, it's a must see.
Beautiful in the Spring. Majestic setting. Well informed and informative staff. Large displays of all Texas wildflowers. Sales of seeds and plants. Cafe. Ample parking. See a nesting Horned Owl that's resident in the Spring. Lecture hall and library.
Great flowers. Lots of paths. Stuff for kids & adults. Peak wildflower season is now. Be she to look at the video of how Lady Bird Johnson helped revitalize Austin. Also look for the owl hidden in a corner. Ask someone who volunteers there.
I've been a member consistently since 2014 & visit frequently. Great place to take guests visiting the area. I love it here, both as a wonderful place to get away & relax, and as a great place for photography.
Beautiful botanical garden with some short trails and an observation tower. Good cafe also. Good way to spend a few hours.
I was expecting peaceful, serene place for grownups, and many flowers, and birds. In reality - not much flowers in mid March, dead cacti everywhere and you can't hear birds because of screaming toddlers and strollers everywhere. You can get this in you neighborhood park for free.
Spring and fall are the most perfect times to visit because nearly everything is in bloom. Children's garden is a great place for kids to engage in imaginative play. The tree swings area has been reconfigured which makes pushing and supervising different age kids a little bit more difficult but I still think the swings are amazing to visit. The cafe offers decent food at reasonable prices, but we usually pack a picnic. The center has a bit of something for all ages, just be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat
Beautiful gardens and three easy trails that are about a mile each. The cafe is really good and you can sit outside too. We liked the chicken salad and tuna salad. It has a cool awning with plants growing on it for natural shade. When you go give yourself about four hours so you can see all of it, walk the trails, go to the gift shop and have lunch in the cafe.
Beautiful park...escape from the city It's just the perfect sized park, not very big, but beautifully landscaped with local plants and flowers. It has a good education facility, a gift shop and cafe. You visit the park in 1.5 hours or relax there for a longer time.
I attended while on a field trip with my son. The volunteers made all facts enjoyable for my first grader. The flowers were beautiful
Lots to explore, some fun areas for kids. They have a waterfall with a little cave behind it, that was pretty cool. Flowers are blooming this time of the year. Overall a nice experience.
This hill country park is a gem. An extension of the UT system, the park has a small fee, but it really is worth the price. Trails are well made. The newer areas are beautiful and it's probably the best place to see native plants that you can grow at home. Look for special events like the plant sale and of course Bluebonnet season. Parking is fine and the restaurant provides a good place for a break.
This is one of my favorite places for our family to enjoy nature. We have a 2 and 3 year old and everyone has something to enjoy there. Its beautiful and a great place for pictures! It does get hot out so bring hats and sunscreen. They have a cafe and decent parking and the prices to get in I'd say are average. This place is a great example of what we love about Austin and surrounding areas!
Garden Paradise. It's just one of those places where you feel way better after going. Gardening has long been shown to have numerous theraputic benefits and Ladybird's sanctuary brings gardening to everyone. Not only are there beautiful trails and a wide variety of local plant life but there are numerous educational areas teaching how to garden with local plants. Come back feeling impressed and inspired.
Love this place. It's THE botanical gardens in Austin and our Dallas Arboretum annual pass grants reciprocal admission here. It's a wildflower center so don't expect tulips or typical garden flowers, but for blue bonnets, primroses, Indian paintbrush, etc., it's a great place to see it all without driving miles around the state. The parking and signage could be better as the place was downright crowded when we went. The parking lot entrance is also poorly marked and many first timers (including us) will drive right by it thinking it is just a pedestrian entrance. On weekends during Wildflower season, parking is busy in the lot and all nearby streets. If you can carpool with friends and family, I strongly recommend that.
One of my favorite places in Austin. My kids love exploring and playing with all the different areas. All the plants have name signs that are super helpful for identifying native species. Last time we went they were having a free night about bats, they were offering free hamburgers and hot dogs. HEB was giving away cool trinkets and snacks like bubble wands, foam footballs, clementines and bottles of water and we learned a lot about one of my kids' favorite native animals. Also the yearly membership is so worth it!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and look forward to returning in the spring. The variety of plants was very good, and the abundance of butterflies is impressive plus there are beautiful red dragon flies I've never seen anything like them. My toddler enjoyed his time as well. A nice outdoor walk enjoying the outdoors! We plan to go back in the spring when it will be cooler and different plants will be in bloom.
Great garden, lots of plants and butterflies, we even saw a hummingbird. Well designed walking trails that maximized the use of the space. Lots of great ideas and advice for native plant gardening and water conservation. Fun place for kids too, with a dinosaur themed area with a waterfall and caves, sandbox. Only downside was how hot it was, but its South Texas in June so not much to be done about that.
Great place to go for a nice couple of hours! There's a small observatory tower you can climb and get a good view of the gardens, plus several trails around the grounds that are great for just strolling. Water and air conditioned buildings are scattered throughout which is great with the warmer weather. Definitely recommend visiting whether you're from out of town or a local!