Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672
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To guide, enhance, & fund the oasis in the heart of Austin

Roots & Wings Festival
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:00 to 2:00 pm

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First Austin
African Violet Society
Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 pm

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October 27, 2018
Porcelain Art Club Show & Sale
Saturday 10:00  am – 4:00 pm
First Austin African Violet Society will have a one day Fall plant sale during the Porcelain Art and Plant Sale at the Austin Area Garden Center on October 27, 2018. African violet and other gesneriad plants and supplies will be for sale. The Porcelain Art Club of Texas will also be selling porcelain art.  

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Violet Crown Garden Club
Falling for Fairy Tales
A National Garden Club Standard Flower show

Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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November 3rd Saturday 9:00  am – 6:00 pm
Anyone interested in attending the indoor symposium, please be aware that you must register and that a fee is charged for the classes.  You may register here:  http://www.moonflowerherbfest.com/

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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 - 6:00 pm
Last entry at 5:30pm
effective Sunday, November 5th
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.

Programming or Events
Christopher Sanchez
Phone (512) 477-8672 xt.13

Horticulture Staff
Merrideth Jiles
Phone (512) 974-2084

Weeding Wednesday
Weekly 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer every Wednesday of the month.
Contact Merrideth Jiles
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