Welcome to the Botanic Garden of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uses native plants to restore and create sustainable, beautiful landscapes. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through our gardens, research, education, consulting and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and enhance human health and happiness. In 2017, we were officially designated the Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas.

Visit, learn and make a better world with us.

Founded: 1982
Founders: Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes
Ecoregions: Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies
Coordinates: 30.1854 N, 97.8705 W
Physical Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739
Phone: 512.232.0200

Why Native Plants?

Beautiful, resilient and wildlife friendly. Need we say more? Of course we do!

All the Facts

Helen Hayes and Lady Bird Johnson

Explore the Gardens

Helen Hayes and Lady Bird Johnson


Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Advisory Council


Contact Us

Lady Bird Johnson

Meet our founder and inspiration