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ZBG will be Closed for ACL

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Due to road closures on Barton Springs Road, please expect traffic delays during those two weeks during ACL.  We appreciate your patience during this time.  Any questions, please call 512-477-8672 x 14. 

Featured ZBG Events
59th Annual Zilker Garden Festival
April 2nd and 3rd, 2016

Watch for details coming soon.
Vendor applications and guidelines

Inside Austin Gardens Tour
October 17, 2015

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


Faerie Wings
Fall 2015 Urban Forest Stewards & Habitat Stewards Training Schedule
View Flyer | View Training Schedule

Backyard Basics
10:00 am- 12:00 pm at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road
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.

Calendar List of Events

ZBG's hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily

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.

© Zilker Botanical Garden,
Austin Area Garden Council