Founded by Lady Bird Johnson, this 284-acre native plant botanic garden and research center displays the ecological heritage of Texas in numerous sustainable, wildlife-friendly gardens. There is an interactive family garden, an arboretum, educational exhibits, trails, a store and a café.
Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and noon-5:30 p.m. Sun.
4801 La Crosse Ave.
From I-35, take Slaughter Lane (Exit 227) west to Loop 1, go south .8 miles, turn left.