Bluebonnet Central: In and Around Austin, TX

Bluebonnet Central: In and Around Austin, TX

If you haven’t already noticed while driving on the highway, bluebonnet season in Texas is in full swing. Here at Moreland Properties, we are not only passionate about finding homes, but also about celebrating the natural beauty that surrounds them. In this blog, journey with us through bluebonnet-filled fields in and around Austin and more.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

Bluebonnets, among 900 other native Texas plants, make an appearance each spring at this gorgeous location. Explore the garden, grab some grub in the café and shop souvenirs at the gift store during your visit.

Highway 360

Hwy 183 to Mopac

As if this highway wasn’t scenic enough – this time of year find the sides of the road scattered with indigo-colored bluebonnets – best seen between Hwy 183 to Mopac.

Lady Bird Lake & Town Trail

Various Entry Points |  1715 Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703

Patches of wildflowers tend to pop up along Lady Bird Lake Trail in the spring, adding a bit of color to the landscape for those looking to hike, bike, or run. Hint: park near Austin High School and follow the trail towards the baseball fields for large patches on your walk.

St. Edward’s University

3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The sprawling grounds of St. Edward’s University are no stranger to bluebonnet blooms in the springtime. Nestled in between historic buildings near South Congress with beautiful views of downtown, St. Eds is a can’t miss photo opportunity this time of year.

Brushy Creek Lake Park

3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Located in Cedar Park, this 90-acre park boasts nature trails, a small lake, and multiple picnic areas to enjoy with family and friends. Stroll the park and take in the gorgeous wildflowers that spring up each March.

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

2820 County Road 414, Spicewood, TX 78669

Northwest of Austin in Spicewood and tucked, find lush fields of bluebonnets along the bend of the Colorado River. Enjoy boating, camping, picnicking and all things outdoors and greenery views. 

Old Settler’s Park

3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665


This large park in Round Rock offers more than 40 picnic areas and gorgeous grounds to walk. Take in the bluebonnets while walking around the park or plan a family photoshoot and take advantage of the scenic patches that dot the premise.

McKinney Falls State Park

5805 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744 

A hidden gem ­— Southeast of the city — McKinney Falls is absolutely stunning in early spring to late summer. Bluebonnets can be found throughout the park, which has numerous hikes to explore and two water holes for cooling off.

Circle C Metropolitan Park

6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78749 

Walking trails, soccer fields, playgrounds and more make up South Austin’s Circle C Metropolitan Park — lined with bluebonnets all spring long.

Big Bend

Big Bend National Park, TX

For one of the most jaw-dropping bluebonnet fields in Texas, head to Big Bend National Park. A must-see for spectacular views and breathtaking spans of bluebonnets.


Wildseed Farms | 100 Legacy Dr, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 

One of the most historic towns in Central Texas, Fredericksburg is picture-perfect. If you’re coming from Austin, you’re in for a scenic drive of bluebonnets sprinkled throughout the Texas Hill Country along the way. A family-owned wildflower farm with endless fields of blooms, Wildseed Farms is the bluebonnet destination spot in Fredericksburg.


North of Fredericksburg, up Highway 16 to Llano

If you have time to spare, pass through Burnet and Llano on the way to or from Fredericksburg. The bluebonnets that dot the sides of Highway 16 and Highway 29 are breathtaking in the spring.


About 30-minutes East of Llano

Known as the “Bluebonnet Capital of the World”, Burnet has plenty of bluebonnets to see as well as a giant bluebonnet statue. The annual Bluebonnet Festival takes place each April, featuring live music, parades, kid-friendly rides, and even a wildflower show.

The Bluebonnet House

Side of Highway 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls

Between Burnet and Marble Falls on Highway 281 lies an abandoned two-story home commonly referred to as “The Bluebonnet House”. The structure is surrounded by a field of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and towering oaks. 

Marble Falls

Bluebonnet Café | 801 Hwy 281, Marble Falls, TX 78654

On your way back to Austin from Marble Falls, don’t forget to stop for southern hospitality and great eats at Bluebonnet Café – you’re more than likely to find bluebonnets right outside the doors as well.

Connect with one of our seasoned agents at Moreland to begin your journey of finding a home that embraces the natural beauty of Texas. From bluebonnet fields to cozy neighborhoods, let’s find the perfect place for you to bloom alongside the ones you love.


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