The Driskill Offering Summer Package with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 

The Driskill in downtown Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce a new summer partnership with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as part of its Keeping Up With The Johnsons package. Geared toward celebrating summertime blooms and inspiring the conservation of Texas’ native plants, while embracing the hotel’s history – it’s now available to book with select block-out dates.

Keeping Up With The Johnsons provides two tickets to the LBJ Presidential Library as well as two tickets to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In addition, guests will receive two complimentary cocktails in the famous Driskill Bar, which was the site of President LBJ and Lady Bird’s first date in 1934. Recognized as President Johnson’s unofficial headquarters, The Driskill was home to President Johnson and First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, during the 1950s and 60s.

LBJ Suite at The Driskill. Photo Credit: The Driskill

With the new partnership with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the package provides access to exploring their 284 acres of cultivated botanical gardens, an arboretum, nature trails, managed natural areas and wildlands that straddle the Edwards Plateau and Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregions. The mission of the Wildflower Center is to inspire the cultivation of native plants, and there are nearly 900 species of native Texas plants in their gardens to inspire visitors.

“Travelers coming to The Driskill this summer can stay and play like former President LBJ and Lady Bird,” said general manager Markus Puereschitz. “We’re paying homage to a key part of the hotel’s history while supporting the Wildflower Center’s mission to provide a sustainable habitat for wildlife.”


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The seasonal effort is inspired by the property team’s desire to continue to connect with the surrounding community and offer Texans and visitors a way to experience the nostalgic ambiance of the hotel, while also being able to visit another popular Austin destination that plays a vital role in keeping Austin wildlife beautiful and accessible for generations to come.

Aside from browsing the native flora, summer guests to The Driskill can also enjoy a one-hour paddleboard rental on Lady Bird Lake, as an additional perk of the hotel’s Destination Fee. The hotel recently launched daily public history tours, plus a self-guided art tour where folks can take in the hotel’s rich history and art collection at their leisure.

For more information on the hotel or to book reservations and the Keeping Up With The Johnsons, please visit the website. Follow along on Instagram at @thedriskill for summer programming updates and the opportunity to participate in a giveaway of a 1-night stay to experience this package. Check out @wildflowercenter to learn more about their latest conservation efforts. The Driskill is located at 604 Brazos St.

About The Driskill

Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill is a legendary destination in the heart of Texas. Located on Sixth Street, the iconic hotel is steps away from the State Capitol and Austin’s downtown music and entertainment district. With 175 luxurious guest rooms and 14 newly renovated suites, The Driskill offers a variety of elegant accommodation types featuring classic styling, custom furniture and modern comforts and luxuries. The Driskill offers an authentically Austin and distinctively Driskill culinary experience for guests and visitors at 1886 Café & Bakery and The Driskill Bar. More than 135 years after opening, The Driskill remains a beloved icon in Austin and one of the most well-known hotels in Texas. For more information, please visit

About The University of Texas Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Founded in 1982 by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is part of The University of Texas at Austin and is complementary to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. In 2017, the Texas Legislature designated it the Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas. The Wildflower Center welcomes more than 240,000 people to its gardens annually, fulfilling its mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through research, education, outreach and horticultural programs. It is the embodiment of Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy, a fact she recognized by noting, “Our Center works for more than the lovely blossoms in our open spaces. We are concerned for all of North America’s native plants, from the smallest sprout to the tallest tree.”

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