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Featured ZBG Events
22nd Annual Austin
Pond & Garden Tour

Saturday, June 4 - South and Central Austin (9 AM to 5 PM)
Saturday Night - Two ponds - South Austin (8 PM to 10:00 PM)
Sunday, June 5 - North Austin (9 AM to 5 PM)

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Austin Daylily Society
Show & Sale

Saturday, May 28th - from 1:00-4:00pm

Hundreds of colorful and unusual blooms
will be featured in the show and available
for sale. FREE and open to the public!

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Annual Garden Club
Show & Plant Sale

June 4-5, 2016

The Garden Club of Austin announces its annual
open juried show and plant sale at Zilker Botanical Gardens.

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Backyard Basics
Travis County Master Gardeners Seminars

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10am - Noon
Zilker Botanical Gardens 2220 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX

Firewise Gardening
A fire action plan saves lives and property through advance planning. Learn how to take steps to protect yourself and help first responders help you! Master Gardener Cher Coleman will provide you with landscaping tips to create a defensible space, things you can do to make your home more fire resistant. Review checklists for family preparedness, disaster plans and evacuations provided by the Texas Forestry Service and the Austin Fire Department.

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

Upcoming Seminars at Zilker Botanical Gardens

  • July 16 - Easy Composting with Worms!
  • Aug 6 - Growing Green in Austin
  • Nov 12 - Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives
Join us for the 4th Annual Woodland Faerie Trail

May 16th- June 24th, 2016,   7 am- 6:30 pm Daily, Free with Paid Admission to the Garden

The Award-Winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others. View more information>>

Drought Resistant Landscape

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.


Join the Zilker Docents!

Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for "The Jewel In The Heart Of The City" is required. View Schedule

For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email

Docent Club dues are $10..

All City Park volunteers are required to complete background checks. Forms will be available at the garden center, beginning with the 2/27 meeting.

Zilker Garden Festival April 2-3 Docents will volunteer with golf cart drivers (training required) & back gate admissions.

Faerie Wings

Visit our Gift Shop, Chrysalis, for faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items. More info on our Gift Shop

What's Blooming

Texas Homes for Sale,recently featured us in an article about Faerie Trails and Monarch Butterflies: The Zilker Botanical Garden.

Welcome to Zilker Botanical Garden!

Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 26 fenced acres in Austin, Texas has often been called “the jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme gardens such as rose, herb and Japanese garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. The Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates local dinosaur habitat.

This garden is a unique collaboration between The City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors each year, including thousands of school children from Austin and the surrounding communities.

From our annual spring garden festival - Zilker Garden Festival, to AAGC garden club workshops and plant sales throughout the year, to docent-led tours, we offer our visitors countless ways to enjoy Zilker Botanical Garden.

Latest Events
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May 28
Forts Faerie Homes Workshop

May 28
Austin Daylily Society Show & Sale

June 4-5
22nd Pond & Garden Tour

June 4-5
Annual Garden Show & Plant Sale

June 13
Summer Gardening in Austin

June 17-19
Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight

June 24
Woodland Faerie Trail closes

August 27
Herb Garden - Judith Craft

September 24

October 29
Douglas Blachly Butterfly Trail

November 19
Mabel Davis Rose Garden


KLRU's weekly show, Central Texas Gardener, showcases exquisite Central Texas gardens, and hosts local gardening experts. Check out the Central Texas Gardener blog for more gardening info.

ZBG's hours are 7am -7pm, with last entry at 6:30pm

Admission, cash or check, is:
$1 for children
(ages 3-12)
$2 for adults, Austin resident
(ages 13-61)
$3 for adults, non-resident

(ages 13-61)
$1 for seniors
(age 62 & over)

Please review our visitor guidelines, especially if you are considering a photo session.

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Austin Area Garden Council