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59th Annual Zilker Garden Festival
Cultivate Austin: Live Here, Grow Here
April 2 & 3, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Half Price Admission on Sunday For All Bicyclists!

$10 Adults (age 13+), $4 Children (age 4-12), Under age 4 Free, Parking $5*

For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone –

Flower Show
Tour the great state of Texas through floral design. From West Texas's Marfa Lights; Gulf Coast's Beach Combers; Cypress Bayous of Caddo Lake and Charro Days in Brownsville, the Violet Crown Garden Club invites you to the Festival's annual Flower Show:"Texas, Land of Contrast." Bring family and friends to the auditorium for a beautiful learning experience about our great state.
Kids' Corner
Bring the kids to enjoy delightful garden adventures where they can build a birdhouse, make butterfly wings and masks, have their faces painted, and learn about plants.

The Garden Train is being sponsored and constructed by The Texas Garden Railroaders Club. Don't miss this whimsical, fun addition to the garden.
Beer Garden
Join us in the Beer Garden, as we partner with Independence Brewing Company to bring you handcrafted beers brewed fresh in South Austin.
Food Court
Enjoy tasty food and drink offerings at the Food Court in the Oak Grove on the Escarpment Trail.


Shop Vendors
Visit our vendor booths from Austin and Central Texas who will offer a variety of plants for sale – native and adapted annuals and perennials, cacti & succulents, veggies & herbs, orchids, and tropicals.  Shop for garden-themed arts & crafts, ceramic pottery, custom jewelry, handmade artistic clothing, herbal products, and garden hats.

City of Austin Programs
Visit the City of Austin Grow Green tables on the lawn by the Garden Center for activities, resources, and information on growing beautiful, earth-wise gardens. Visit Smokey the Bear from 10:30am-12:30pm! Take a Garden Tour at 2:30pm, led by a Grow Green plant expert at the Green Garden (near the Garden Center)! Create miniature faerie houses, forts, or sculptures at the Zilker Botanical Garden table!

Plan to arrive early and bring your wagon!

KLBJ AMKLBJ News Radio 590AM -99.7FM
Gardening Live Broadcast
Saturday & Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Please note that the grounds will be closed to the public and to photographers all day Friday, April 1, 2016, for Festival setup.