The Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum covers 16 acres at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas. Here the ground is covered with native grasses and wildflowers, and pathways connect different groupings of trees, including:
- Xeric Collection with trees for hot, dry, rocky, places
- The Hall of Texas Heroes collection, where Texas history comes alive through the propagation of historically significant trees
- Texas Oak collection, which will eventually feature all 54 oak species native to Texas, including Red oaks, cedar elms and others, some of which are 100-plus years old.
Picnic areas throughout the site.
A special tree in the “Hall of Texas Heroes” collection is a genetically identical copy or “clone” of Austin’s famous “Treaty Oak” grown by the Texas Forest Service. The original Treaty Oak in downtown Austin has survived centuries and is the last remnant of what American Indians call the Council of Oaks. Other trees in this collection are the Alamo Live Oak and the Sam Houston Kissing Bur Oak.
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, Texas 78739