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Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Texas hill country is renowned for its glorious spring blooms, and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, founded this centre dedicated to the study and preservation of native plants in 1982. There are 72 hectares (178 acres) of wildflowers in display gardens, which includes a garden designed to attract butterflies. There are also some interesting indoor displays featuring some novelties, and the centre offers free lectures and guided walks at weekends. The centre's exhibition area hosts displays of artwork and photography inspired by nature, especially flowers. In 2006, the centre was made an Organized Research Unit for the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout 2012, the centre is celebrating Lady Bird Johnson's centennial with a variety of special exhibitions, shows and other events, including a memorabilia auction and a tribute day. A new feature at the centre is the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum, where visitors are invited to learn more about Texas' trees all in an ea
Address: 4801 LaCrosse Avenue
Website: www.wildflower.org
Telephone: (512) 232-0100
Opening Time: March 12 to May 31, 9am to 5:30pm
Admission: $9 (adults); $7 (seniors aged 65 and older); $7 (students aged 13 and older); $3 (children 5-12); free for members and children under 4 years old

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