When things are hectic, take the time to visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and smell the cacti. In 1982, Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes founded the center to educate Texans about native plants. Visitors can wander through the center’s gardens and natural areas, learn about rainwater collection and recycled building materials, and admire American folk art and environmentally conscious construction. Special events include classes on everything from nocturnal plants to xeriscaping and guided sunset tours. Best of all, the Wildflower Café serves Lady Bird’s Chicken Salad (among other treats) Tuesday through Sunday.
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