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ZBG Calendar of Events

Events listed below are held at Zilker Botanical Garden unless noted otherwise.

   Admission to Zilker Botanical Garden effective October 1, 2013

$1 for children (ages 3-12) & seniors (age 62 & over)
$2 for adults, Austin resident (ages 13-61)
$3 for adults, non-resident
(ages 13-61)
cash or check please

Zilker Botanical Garden's daylight savings time hours are
7:00am- 7:00pm (last entry at 6:30pm)

August 2016

August 19-21, 2016
Celebrate National Honey Bee Day
Seminars at the Austin Area Garden Center and tours of local bee yards. Discover how your neighbors are doing their part to save the planet one bee at a time! Bee yards will demonstrate a variety of ways to keep and attract bees showing all the creative ways you can indulge in the art of beekeeping! For more information:

August 22, 2016
Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
Pollination presented by Valerie Bugh
The movement of pollen from stamen to stigma is a major issue for plants, and they cannot easily do it themselves. While bees are the first resource that comes to mind when pollination is mentioned, no ecosystem is simple; complexity demands multiple solutions to every problem. We will look at the various animals that interact with plants in this process, and discuss the expenditures, risks and compensations.

Val Bugh is a local naturalist specializing in the arthropods of the Austin area, with interests in taxonomy and photography. She runs the Fauna Project at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, leads insect discovery walks, teaches entomology courses, provides insect/spider identifications, gives talks to local organizations, and has published pocket guides to "Butterflies of Central Texas" and "Spiders of Texas." Website: Austin Bug Collection

For more information about membership to the Austin Butterfly Forum or about our monthly activities and programs, please visit our

September 2016

September 3rd & 4th 2016
Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Plant show with specimen cacti and succulent plants from around the world. Plant sale with vendors from Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Handcrafted pottery. Daily silent auction and hourly plant raffles. FREE admission with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children & seniors). Expert advice and free literature available.

For more information:



September 10, 2016
2016 Monarch Appreciation Day

Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Head to Zilker Botanical Garden for a family-friendly, educational, fun-filled event to celebrate Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators.

Enjoy a Pollinator Plant Sale, Children’s Activities, Scavenger Hunt and visit some fabulous Information Tables

Find out more information


September 30, 2016 - Garden is Closed

October 2016

October 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9, 2016 - Garden is Closed

November 2016

November 12, 2016
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives
November 12, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746
Invasive species have the potential to drastically change our Texas landscape. This presentation will cover the threats posed by invasive species, as well as responses to the threat. The Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program will be introduced, as one of several ways you can get involved in managing invasive species. As the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dr. Hans Landel manages the Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program, manages the website, and collaborates with other agencies and organizations in managing invasive species. He has performed conservation research both in the U.S. and internationally.  
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600


November 24, 2016 - Garden is Closed

December 2016

December 24 & 25, 2016 - Garden is Closed

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Please note parking information and the following closure information.

Zilker Botanical Garden and the Garden Center Building are normally open every day. Additional closures may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Scheduled closures include:


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