54th Zilker Garden Festival
Saturday, March 26 &
Sunday, March 27, 2011
10am - 5pm daily
$7 Adults ($5 presale*), Children (3-12 yrs.)
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 –
- the annual Flower Show in the Garden Center, featuring judged designs and an array of horticultural specimens
- live music from the Soundstage in the Rose Garden – with a variety of musical offerings both afternoons
- Gardening Talks under the big, white tent next to the Garden Center – where novice and seasoned gardeners will enjoy talks from local gardening experts
- the always fun and interactive Kids' Corner in the Rose Garden – where kids can build a birdhouse, have their faces painted, make dinosaur masks and butterfly wings
- enjoy tasty food offerings at the Food Court in the Oak Grove on the Escarpment Trail
Plan to arrive early and bring your wagon!
And leave Fido at home.
Vendors from across Central Texas will fill the garden, selling a variety of plants – annuals, perennials, cacti & succulents, vegetables and herbs, and tropicals. Festival goers can also shop for garden-themed arts and crafts, ceramic pottery, unique jewelry, herbal products, baskets, birdhouses, and colorful garden benches.
For information on getting to and around the Zilker Park vicinity, check out Cap Metro's Trip Planner at http://capmetro.org/planner and PARD's hike and bike trails at www.austintexas.gov/parks/trails.htm. Remember - parking at Zilker is $3 per vehicle.
Zilker Garden Festival is co-sponsored by the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC) and the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD). The festival is the primary fundraiser for AAGC, and proceeds support Zilker Botanical Garden.
*Pre-sale tickets are $5 for adults, available for purchase at the Garden Center gift shop through Thursday, March 24, at 5pm.
Please note that the grounds will be closed to the public and to photographers all day
Friday, March 25th for festival setup.
Proceeds from Zilker Garden Festival benefit the activities
of the Austin Area Garden Council and Zilker Botanical Garden. For additional information, call 477-8672 ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .