The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce new developments in the Luci and Ian Family Garden, opening May 2014. Named after lead donors Luci Baines Johnson, younger daughter of President Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, and her husband Ian Turpin, the wonderland of native plant gardens will occupy 4.5 acres of woodland and meadow north of the center’s main footprint – doubling the garden acreage on site.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has raised $4.4 million of the $5 million for the Luci and Ian Family Garden. It is considered the centerpiece of the center’s master plan. The Family Garden will help connect children and their families to the natural world by providing more than a dozen interactive features, including a small cave kids can climb inside, porous limestone “pedestals” for adding water to a creek, giant bird nests, a metamorphosis maze, a spiraling wall