Central Gardens

Our unique native plant gardens are designed to inspire, to educate and to demonstrate the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. The 4.5 acre Ian and Luci Family Garden will combine whimsical features by one of the nation’s leading landscape architects with dramatic native plantings. Under construction now, it will open in Spring 2014.


In the Courtyard, shady places created by tree canopies complement open areas in garden designs appropriate for building-dominated spaces.


The Courtyard is the central gathering place at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Around its perimeter is the Gift Store, public restrooms, vending machines, the Cafe and Visitor's Gallery.

A simulated Hill Country spring, the Courtyard Spring, reminiscent of the Blue Hole in Wimberly, Texas occupies the center of the Courtyard.

Audio Podcast

Listen to a description of the Courtyard.


Audio para Ipod Courtyard.

Plant Lists

View Courtyard Collection in Native Plant Information Network.

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