Press Releases

The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez



Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center BY THE NUMBERS

300,000 Gallons of rainwater collected each year at the Wildflower Center

175,000 Website visits per year - $link(nd=home,

80,000 Visitors to the Wildflower Center per year

15,500 Digital images in the Center's online Native Plant Information Network

13,000 Nationwide members

600 Different species of native plants in the gardens and natural areas

400 Active volunteers

279 Acres in Southwest Austin

232 Padded seats in the auditorium

100 Active docents that lead tours and make our visitors feel welcomed

70 Unique gardening events, workshops, and lectures per year

50 Full-time staff

50 Individual product licenses with 26 different companies

21 Years of history

15 Acres of display gardens

11 Interpretive signs on the Restoration Research Trail

4 Nature trails including the wheelchair accessible John Barr trail (1/4 mile)
and Restoration Research Trail (1 mile); the Savanna Meadow Trail (1/4 mi);
and the Woodland Trail (1/4 mile)

1 Mission Statement: The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes

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