The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s 284 acres are a mix of cultivated gardens, an arboretum, managed natural areas and wildlands that straddle the Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregions. Our landscapes and buildings reflect our purpose to conserve native plants, create sustainable landscapes and conserve resources.


Click on the areas below to view the gardens and spaces before you arrive

Central Complex

Central Complex

Iconic buildings nestled among gardens welcome visitors and evoke a sense of place

Theme Gardens at sunrise

Central Gardens

Our original core gardens display native plants from across Texas in a variety of styles

Family garden watering hole

Family Garden

Connecting families with nature through interactive features

Texas Arboretum trees

Texas Arboretum

A classic arboretum featuring a diversity of Texas trees

Restoration Trail

Savanna Meadow

Take a hike and learn about karst landscapes and the Edwards Aquifer

Hill Country Trails

Seventy acres devoted to land management research


map of the Central Complex and surrounding area
Wildflower Center map

Fun Facts

  • Nearly 900 species of native Texas plants have been cultivated or grow here naturally.
  • Our buildings and hardscapes are constructed with locally harvested stones and reflect regional architectural styles.
  • The Mollie Steves Zachary Texas Arboretum is 16 acres.
  • The Central Gardens, Central Complex and Luci and Ian Family Garden cover 9 acres.
  • The built structures harvest rainwater into a 68,500-gallon capacity storage system.
  • We manage our landscapes to support a vast web of life, and have recorded more than 143 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, and 1,800 species of insects.