Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The College of Texas at Austin is the state arboretum as well as the arboretum of Texas. The center includes greater than 900 species of native Texas plants in both yard and also natural settings and is house to a breadth of curricula and events. The center is 284 acres as well as located 10 miles southwest of midtown Austin, Texas simply inside the edge of the distinctive Texas hillside country. It straddles both Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies environments.
The center is dedicated to “motivating the conservation of native plants” and also advertising the ecological benefits of indigenous plant landscapes. It is residence to one of the most thorough native plant databases in the U.S., which features profiles of greater than 9,000 North American native plants together with a variety of other resources (see Native Plants of North America). The Wildflower Center has 9 acres of grown gardens, including the Luci and also Ian Household Yard as well as the Ann and O.J. Weber Pollinator Habitat Garden. Its 16-acre Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum includes collections of tree and bush types from throughout the state of Texas. Miles of strolling tracks, academic exhibitions, a boutique, coffee shop, and also semiannual sales of native plants round out the offerings. In 2013, the syndicated television series, Texas Country Reporter, held by Bob Phillips, declared the center the No. 1 site where to watch wildflowers within Texas. The Burger Activity Center is also nearby.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is located 10 minutes south of Smith Family Chiropractic in Austin, Texas.