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Lady Bird Day

July 22, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

A black and white photo of Lady Bird Johnson sitting on large boulders near prickly pear cacti. #BeLikeLadyBird is in a yellow graphic on the lower right corner.

Each year on Lady Bird Day, the Wildflower Center honors our namesake and founder and all that she did for our nation’s treasured environment. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact, including the 1965 Highway Beautification Act.

We invite the community to celebrate Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy with FREE admission on Lady Bird Day — Saturday, July 22, 2023! Note: Admission is free all day, but most of the action is happening from 9 a.m. – noon. 



  • Watch some of Mrs. Johnson’s home videos in our Auditorium from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Then, stick around for the 9:30 a.m. showing of Lady Bird, Naturally, a PBS documentary that examines our founder’s accomplishments through the eyes of her friends and those who helped realize her ambitious goals.
  • At 10 a.m., guests of all ages can enjoy a special story time in our Library, where we’ll read picture books about Mrs. Johnson and some of her favorite things — wildflowers!
  • Ever wonder how a podcast gets made? Head to our Auditorium at 11 a.m. for a Q&A session with the production team behind Lady Bird, a brand-new podcast about our founder’s life and legacy, featuring previously unheard recordings of Mrs. Johnson and interviews with those who knew her best. (BONUS: Attendees will get to hear an excerpt from a yet-to-be-released episode!)
  • Pop into Wildflower Café where you can order spiced tea and special dishes created from Mrs. Johnson’s actual recipes.
  • Our Gift Store will offer a flash sale. Enjoy 30% off t-shirts, candles, tea towels, jewelry and more!
  • Can’t make it to Lady Bird Day? Scroll down for videos, audio stories and Mrs. Johnson’s lemon square recipe.


Explore Her Story & Her Legacy

Watch this 8-minute video that recaps Mrs. Johnson’s conservation efforts and their impact.

Read this list of Lady Bird’s attributes, think about how you can emulate her best qualities, and share your story on social media using the #BeLikeLadyBird hashtag.

Listen to In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson, a podcast that uncovers Lady Bird’s surprisingly powerful role in the Johnson presidency, told in her own voice and words.

Listen to “One Man’s Dream of Turning Native Plants Into a Song” from Texas Standard

Listen to the song “The Native Plants of Texas” by Robert Kamper & Bill Hopkins

Listen to Mrs. Johnson in “Welcome to My World” from our free audio tour, or take the whole tour (at the Center or from home!)


Mrs. Johnson’s Recipes

Let Lady Bird Johnson inspire your summer meals. Wouldn’t it be delightful to make your neighbor a batch of her lemon squares? This recipe and many others (LBJ Ranch pickled okra, Pedernales River chili, hush puppies, spoon bread, spiced tea and more!) on the LBJ Presidential Library online collection.



July 22, 2023
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center