Who We Are
Just down the road from the 40 acres, you’ll find the university’s world-renowned botanic garden, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. As part of the Longhorn Nation, we are committed to changing the world, one native plant at a time. Last year, we welcomed 230,000 guests to our gardens and met more than 2.4 million people online through our popular native plant database — all of whom were drawn to the beauty and sustainability of native plants. Among our gardens and landscapes, you’ll discover more than 900 species of Texas native plants, from well-known bluebonnets to rare oak trees from West Texas. We are committed to environmental education, appreciating Texas landscapes, and fostering research across disciplines such as ecology, geology, biology and horticulture.
What We’re Fundraising For
Operations and Programs
We are looking to expand opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the public to study, explore and understand our native plants, gardens and landscapes. We have been a leading voice for native plants and healthy landscapes since 1982. Yet there are more people to reach, more plants to save, and more chances for us to create memorable experiences in nature through on-site and virtual programs, events, and time spent outdoors.
Supporting the Wildflower Center today cultivates a better, brighter future for us all.
With your gift, the Wildflower Center will:
- Cultivate thriving native plant gardens and landscapes for you and wildlife to enjoy and benefit from
- Expand our collections so people can discover more species of native plants from across Texas
- Build a deeper connection with our fellow students, faculty and staff at the university
- Develop innovative educational initiatives that open more eyes and minds to the importance of native plants and healthy landscapes
- Create experiences, exhibitions and events to immerse people in our beautiful, resilient environment
- Provide opportunities for our diverse population by broadening access to our gardens, programs and resources With your support, we can work together to connect people of all ages with native plants and the joys of nature.
"This place just keeps getting better and better." - Keely Hamlin (via Facebook)
"The Wildflower Center gave me a new appreciation of everything that Lady Bird Johnson did for the environment in both conservation and preservation. Thank goodness we've had such influential people in this country with the forethought to protect our natural resources." - Rick M (via Tripadvisor)
"A great place for family gatherings, wedding, picnics, trail walks, learning about nature, plant care and native plants... Young and old can enjoy the day there in the lovely, tranquil setting and the many unique children's play areas." - Carole Meldau (via Facebook)