The first of, I suspect, many blog posts from my garden visits in Austin, Texas. Our first stop yesterday was the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre, part of the University of Texas in Austin. The Centre, opened in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, is one of America’s largest online native floral resources and is dedicated to the promotion of native species.
As you can see from the oppressive sky the weather was not in our favour yesterday and we experienced what I think is called gullywasher with just under 4″ of rain falling. There was just time to scoot around the garden taking photos before the heavens opened so I didn’t have much time to stop and consider what I was seeing so I think I will just share some photos to give you a flavour of just how pretty Texan flora is.
The first photo is a Lady Bird Johnson quote which I really liked and thought was so true in so ,any ways.
The idea here is that each of the square beds show you what native plants to use in what conditions – simple but effective.
I may well get a chance to return before I fly home so I may be able to expand upon this post later.
I hope this has wetted your appetite for more amazing Austin gardens, we certainly have seen some fantastic gardens already and there is more waiting for us tomorrow.