The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center uses native plants to restore and create healthy, 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 named the State 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: 30.1854o N, 97.8705o 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!

Overview & Mission

A uniquely Texas botanic garden inspiring the conservation of native plants.

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Helen Hayes and Lady Bird Johnson


The Center was planted in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes.

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We’d love for your to drop by for a visit and explore our world.

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Lady Bird Johnson

Meet our co-founder and inspiration.