Where to Find Beautiful Wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country

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Riverside Nature Center

One of the best things about spring in the Texas Hill Country is the wildflowers. The colorful plants almost set highways ablaze and offer a much more attractive ride into work. Who hasn’t taken a cute picture in a bluebonnet field?

Here are some of the best places you can spot wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country.

1. Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg

Wild Seed Farms

Photo: Wildseed Farms (Yelp)

Popular demand for wildflowers in the Hill Country is exactly what spurred John R. Thomas to turn his sideline wildflower business into a full-time wildflower farm. Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg boasts more than 200 acres of wildflowers, a chic boutique, nursery and even a biergarten.

2. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin

Photo: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

If you’re serious about “wildflowering,” then you’ll know to take a visit to Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Our former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson, founded an organization to help preserve plants and landscapes native to the U.S. Today, the center serves as a research facility for the University of Texas. Visitors from all over visit the center aiding its mission to “conserve, restore, and create healthy landscapes.”

3. Inks Lake State Park, Burnet

Inks Lake State Park

Photo: Inks Lake State Park (Facebook)

Though best known as a cool-off spot during the hot summer months, visitors of Inks Lake will be pleased to know wildflowers are abundant. Even in the summer months you can see firewheels, yellow primrose, bitterweed, wooly-white and many other wildflowers and cacti. After you’ve had your fill of the flowers, you can then cool off in the sparkling lake.

4. Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville

Riverside Nature Center

Photo: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

In 1987, Susan Sander took interest in a 9-acre plot of bluebonnets in downtown Kerrville. She intended to save the field from being developed when she turned it into a public wildflower garden. Though the site couldn’t be purchased, the wildflower garden was moved to another plot of land that is now the Riverside Nature Center.