AUSTIN – It was a record-setting weekend at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and bluebonnets are a big reason why.
Amy McCullough with the Wildflower Center said they had thousands of visitors over the Easter weekend.
“The past couple of days have been record-setting attendance days for us with 2,200 and 2,500 people coming out Friday and Saturday of this Easter weekend,” said McCullough.
Many visitors told KVUE they came to take their picture next to the Texas state flower. Jessica Borowy has two boys and said they come to see the bluebonnets every spring.
“We’re native Texans,” said Borowy. “I grew up taking pictures with bluebonnets with my siblings. Now that I have my own kids, it just kind of seems like the thing to do.”
She wasn’t alone. People from near and far came to see the flower in full bloom.
“It’s absolutely beautiful,” said Anthony Fettes. “We weren't expecting everything to be in this much bloom this time of year. We just came from a place up in the northeast of the United States in Boston and everything was covered in snow when we left.”
McCullough said spring is the Wildflower Center's busiest time of the year. Even on Easter Sunday there were long lines and big crowds.
McCullough said March through June marks their busy season, but bluebonnets are only expected to last only through mid April.