Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672
Welcome to Zilker Botanical Garden!

Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 26 acres nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Zilker Botanical Garden is often called “the jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme gardens such as the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Riparian Streambed, and Rose Garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds, while the Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates a Cretaceous habitat filled with plants from the time of the dinosaurs. Featuring heritage live oaks set into a hillside, the Garden offers a lush, shady respite perfect for an urban get-away stroll.

This garden is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy (ZGBC), which manages over 30 garden clubs through the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 125,000 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
Admissions (credit card, cash or check):
Children (Ages 2 & Under) - Free
Youth (Ages 3-17)
- Austin Resident $3.00
- Non Austin Resident $4.00
Adults (Ages 18 - 61)
- Austin Resident $6.00
- Non Austin Resident $8.00
Seniors (Ages 62 & Over)
- Austin Resident $5.00
- Non Austin Resident $7.00
Photo Session Fee:
$50.00 + One admission cost.
Please review our visitor guidelines
especially if you are planning a photo session.
Weeding Wednesday
Weekly 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer every Wednesday of the month.

Want to Volunteer?
Merrideth Jiles
Phone (512) 974-2084
Latest Events
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Now - March 22nd, 2020
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" 50th Birthday Exhibit

January 16th, 2020
"The Succulent Flora of Southern Namibia" with Jeffery Poehlmann - Austin Cactus & Succulent Society's Monthly Meeting

January 20th, 2020
"Native & Adapted Perennials" with Reeve Hobbie - Austin Pond Society's Monthly Meeting

January 22nd, 2020
"Rules of Design" with Mary Husk and Jim Williams - First Austin African Violet Society's Monthly Meeting

January 23rd, 2020
"Invasion of the Plant Snatchers" with Adam Coffin - The Garden Club of Austin's Monthly Meeting

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