Lynda’s Library Endowed Excellence Fund
The Lynda’s Library Endowed Excellence Fund was a gift from Luci Baines Johnson in honor of her sister Mrs. Lynda J. Robb, both daughters of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson. The library will be a reading structure within the Luci and Ian Family Garden, a part of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
The Family Garden was established in 2014 by Luci and her husband, Ian Turpin, as a way for people to experience the natural world, discovering by exploring in and around ingenious structures like a giant bird nest, kid-sized caves, a grove of upside-down trees, a winding wading stream, and more.
Lady Bird Johnson’s deep connection to the wonders of nature continues to inspire her family. Luci believes that “The Family Garden will be a magical spot in the Wildflower Center, a place where all ages will enjoy coming. People in Austin love being outside, being in nature. The Family Garden speaks to the child in all of us.”