The Best Places for Wildflower Sightings in Austin and Beyond

It’s everyone’s favorite time in Austin. Spring has sprung with brilliant explosions of wildflowers dotting the highways. The legacy of beloved first lady Lady Bird Johnson, Mother Nature’s annual display never fails to touch our hearts and make us proud to be Texans. They won’t be around forever, but there is still time to dust off the Nikon and grab a few fabulous shots.

There are many viewing opportunities in and around Austin, however the most spectacular stretches of roadway and open fields can be found in nearby Hill Country counties — within a one- to two-hour drive.

In Austin
It’s always a good day when you explore Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In addition to the abundant wildflower sightings, the center has over 650 native Texas plant species in its gardens and trails.


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