GARDENS, NATURAL AREAS & BUILDINGS
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.
- More than 800 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 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.
› 284 acres total
› 16-acre arboretum
› 9 acres of gardens
› 800 species of native Texas plants
› 5 major spaces: Central Complex, Central Gardens, Texas Arboretum, Family Garden, Natural Areas