Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672
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Santa in the Garden
at Zilker Botanical Garden

December 1st 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This PARD event is indoors and takes place rain or shine.

  • Join us at Austin Area Garden Center for Santa in the Garden 2018.
  • Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus.
  • Shop in our Chrysalis Gift Shop & enjoy 20% off during the event.
  • Bring your own camera to capture this special event!
  • Tasty treats & fun crafts.



Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

To guide, enhance, & fund the oasis in the heart of Austin

Join the Zilker Docents!
We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. Check out your opportunity to join us View Schedule
or call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email zilkerdocents@aol.com for more information.



It doesn’t get more peaceful than wandering among the roses, holding hands, and falling into easy conversation together. Of course, engagement proposals and weddings are commonplace in the picturesque garden, which is known as the “jewel in the heart of Austin,” and special events at the garden can make a visit even more fun.

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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.

Garden Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last entry at 4:30pm
effective Sunday, November 4th
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 planning a photo session.
Volunteer

Programming or Events
Christopher Sanchez
Chris.Sanchez@austintexas.gov
Phone (512) 477-8672 xt.13

Horticulture Staff
Merrideth Jiles
Merrideth.Jiles@austintexas.gov
Phone (512) 974-2084


Weeding Wednesday
Weekly 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer every Wednesday of the month.
Contact Merrideth Jiles
Faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items
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