Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. As the Botanic Garden of Texas, the Center displays nearly 900 species of native plants from many of the major ecoregions of Texas to serve as a model for creating beautiful, sustainable landscapes.
The Center has guided the development of urban and rural landscapes across the U.S. that incorporate native prairies, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and other sustainable features. It operates Native Plants of North America, the most comprehensive online native plant resource, and has set aside millions of seeds from Texas native plants for future generations and restoration activities. In addition to educating children and adults about native plants and training citizen scientists to identify and report invasive species, the Center led the development of SITES®, a sustainable landscape rating system now used worldwide.
The popular Fortlandia exhibit will be open for symposium attendees.