Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM daily
Fees: Members Free, Adults $12, Seniors (65+yrs) $10, Youth (5-17yrs) $6, Non-UT Students (with ID) $10, Children (0-4yrs) Free, UT Austin student and staff- Free
Parking: Wildflower Center parking lot, additional parking along La Crosse Avenue
Rules: Service animals only. No smoking. No e-cigarettes. No bicycles in the gardens. No drones. Picnic in designated areas. Do not step into cultivated garden beds.
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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uniquely blends education, research, and recreation through its native gardens, hiking trails, and arboretum to highlight the vital role of plants. Stroll through the Wildflower Center to see how native plants preserve Texas heritage and our environment through sustainable landscaping practices, water conservation, and biodiversity supported by native flora.
Lady Bird Johnson renewed the country’s interest in conservation through a nationwide campaign that beautified highways and promoted the ecological benefits of native plants to provide healthier air, water, and soil. The Arboretum Trail is a 1-mile looping path where history is told through the trees, namely oaks. Seventy-three percent of all oak species in the U.S. are native Texan.
Bats, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and beetles serve as pollinators of native plants and trees such as milkweed, salvias, wildflowers, redbuds, and mesquite. Pollinators play an important part in plant reproduction and food production for a diverse range of species. Currently, they face threats posed by habitat loss, non-native species, pesticides, and climate change.