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Heat Advisory

Although dogs are allowed at ZBG we are approaching the hottest part of summer and the temperatures are rapidly rising.  Please keep your pet safe and cool by bringing plenty of water, as there is no water available on the trails, keeping them off the hot pavement, and if possible, only visit with your dog during the early mornings or evening hours.  And of course, NEVER leave your dog in a hot car, it only takes minutes for heat stroke to occur.  Thank you for always scooping the poop!
Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
Glowing, Glowing, Gone!

Presentation by Ben Pfieffer
Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

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ZBG Virtual Tours

Texas Bamboo Festival

August 13-14, 2016

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Travis County Master Gardeners Saturday Seminar

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600 http://aggie-orticulture.tamu.edu/travis

Upcoming Seminars at Zilker Botanical Gardens

  • Aug 6 - Growing Green in Austin
  • Nov 12 - Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives

Backyard Basics
Offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - seminars led by Travis County Master Gardeners at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, Texas, 78721
Office: 512-854-9600
Cost: $10 thru 8/29, $15 starting 8/30 and onsite
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

For More Info: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/

  • August 11 – Garden to Kitchen - Tips for a Fresh and Tasty Harvest
    10 am to noon
  • September 8 – To Bee, or Not to Bee
    10 am to noon
  • October 13– Chickens in Your Backyard
    10 am to noon
  • November 10 - Preserving the Harvest
    10 am to noon
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
Click each event for details

July 16
Easy Composting with Worms!


July 25
Glowing, Glowing, Gone!

August 6
Growing Green in Austin

August 13-14
Texas Bamboo Festival


August 27
Herb Garden - Judith Craft


September 24
Trees


September 30
Closed


October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Closed


October 29
Douglas Blachly Butterfly Trail


November 12
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives


November 19
Mabel Davis Rose Garden

November 24
Closed

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 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
512.477.8672
info@zilkergarden.org