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.
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
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.