- Posted June 20, 2012 by
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Welcome to the color of wild at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. The former first lady and actress Helen Hayes founded the organization in 1982 to preserve North America's native plants and natural landscapes.
"The Center's goals are national and ambitious; to learn as much as we can about wildflower propagation and growth and to be a clearinghouse to spread that knowledge to developers, park managers and private citizens everywhere." Lady Bird Johnson
The Wildflower Center is more than a pretty place. It is a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin which shows us new ways to protect our natural environment.
Its also a great place to stroll the gardens with friends and family. The beautiful plants inspire Texans to try natives in their landscapes. There are 279 acres to explore holding 650 species of Texas native plants with a focus on the Texas Hill Country.
Thank you Lady Bird for opening such a beautiful center for research and enjoyment of nature.