Family Garden in Austin, TX


As many of you know, I have a big huge love for the city of Austin.  It’s been a home away from home for the last 16 years of our marriage, and more recently home to several relatives (YAY! for free room and board!)

This past week I was invited to the opening of Luci and Ian Family Garden, a new family garden in the The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 

bluebonnets at lady bird johnson center
family garden at lady bird johnson center in austin tx

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

If you are in the Austin area May 4th, join the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for their grand opening. If you aren’t in town that weekend, but will be in Austin – this is a great activity for the family.

Family Garden at Lady Bird Johnson Center

A new addition to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center is a family garden. This is a fun Austin family activity. Here’s a little more information on the new family garden and what you can expect when visiting.

The 4.5-acre Family Garden is the only native plant garden developed for families in Central Texas. It is designed to encourage hands-on, creative outdoor play, with sustainable features including giant birds’ nests, a creek, caves, and a maze.


The Wildflower Center is on the cutting edge of sustainability. The Family Garden will be a place where families go to play and discover the wonder and importance of nature.”

The Luci and Ian Family Garden aims to connect children and families to the natural world by providing more than a dozen interactive and educational features made of natural materials such as Nature’s Spiral, a mosaic inlaid limestone wall that illustrates the spiral shapes found in nature.

Garden Features

Other features include a maze made of native shrubs, giant tree stumps for kids to climb on, giant bird nests made from native grape vines, a grotto with caves and a waterfall, a lawn designed with native turf, a creek with dinosaur footprints and water activities, and much more.

The Luci and Ian Family Garden will offer children a safe environment for exploring the natural world that we hope will instill a sense of wonder and excitement.”

nest at Luci and Ian Family Garden in Austin TX
nests at family garden

We have made some big changes to spend the next year so we can enjoy as much family travel as possible. So excited that our next road trip adventure will be to Austin, TX.

Family Garden Location

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Luci and Ian Family Garden is located at 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas 78739.

Looking for things to do with the family in Austin, TX? Don’t miss our list of 30 family things to do in Austin.

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