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Santa in the Garden
Saturday, December 3rd 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Join us at Austin Area Garden Center for Santa in the Garden 2016. Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. Tasty treats & fun crafts. Enjoy shopping in our Chrysalis Gift Shop and get 20% off the entire store during the event. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this special event. Event will be indoors, inside the Garden Center.
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Early Closings

Zilker Botanical Garden will close at 4:00 pm on the following dates due to the Trail of Lights. Last entry at 3:30 pm.

December 3rd, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd

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 zilkerdocents@aol.com.

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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December 3
Santa in the Garden

DECEMBER 3
Gates close at 3 pm for the Trail of Lights Fun Run

December 5
Story Time in the Garden Wildlife traits and habitats (*two stories are in Español)

DECEMBER 10
Gates close at 4 pm

DECEMBER 11
Gates close at 4 pm

DECEMBER 17
Gates close at 4 pm

DECEMBER 18
Gates close at 4 pm

DECEMBER 21
Gates close at 4 pm

DECEMBER 22
Gates close at 4 pm

DECEMBER 23
Gates close at 4 pm

December 24, 25
Closed

 

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 9am -5pm, with last entry at 4:30pm (effective Sunday, Nov. 6th)

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

512.477.8672
info@zilkergarden.org