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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)


May 2016

May 21 & 22, 2016
45th Annual Bonsai Show & Sale
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Over 50 Bonsai on display. Members available to answer questions about this ancient art.
Raffles, Demonstrations Daily at 2:00 pm. Free Adminssion to the show.
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May 23, 2016
Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
Coevolution of Plants and the Pollinating Beetles of Texas
Presented by Mike Quinn
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Zilker Botanical Garden Center

Mike Quinn will discuss the evolution of plants and the association of flower shapes to insect pollination while focusing on beetles which represent the greatest diversity among all pollinators. Former Austin Butterfly Forum President Mike Quinn earned degrees in Entomology and Wildlife from Texas A&M University. He has worked on ornithological, botanical and entomological projects for local, state and federal agencies and was the first statewide invertebrate biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife. He is currently photographing the beetles of Texas.

Membership
All of our normal events are free and open to the public, but you may want to become a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum to help support us and our events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin, TX 78723. For information about upcoming programs, please visit our website: austinbutterflies.org.


May 28, 2016
Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop
three sessions available: 9:00 to 11:00 am, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, or 3:00 to 5:00 pm
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. See registration information.
Create a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction. (Register by May 23rd).
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May 28, 2016
Austin Daylily Society Show & Sale
Saturday, May 28th - from 1:00-4:00pm
Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX
Daylilies are dependable, easy-care perennials that are hardy in Central Texas! These prolific bloomers are tolerant of drought, adapt to most soils, and grow well in full sun or light shade. Hundreds of colorful and unusual blooms will be featured in the show and available for sale. FREE and open to the public!

For more information on the Show and Austin Daylily Society, please visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinDaylilySociety


June 2016

 

June 4, 2016
22nd Annual Austin Pond and Garden Tour “Ponds and Picnics”
Saturday, June 4 - South and Central Austin (9 AM to 5 PM)
Saturday Night - Two ponds - South Austin (8 PM to 10:00 PM)
Sunday, June 5 - North Austin (9 AM to 5 PM)


This year’s tour will feature twenty-five beautiful private gardens in North, Central and South Austin. Ponds of every size and description will be included along with streams, fountains and waterfalls. Some gardens are Certified Wildlife Habitats, most have native plants, some
have rainwater harvesting systems. The tour will benefit The Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy
View Flyer or go to AustinPondSociety.org

June 4-5, 2015
Annual Garden Club Show & Plant Sale
The Garden Club of Austin announces its annual open juried show and plant sale at Zilker Botanical Gardens. On Fri. June 3rd entries for the show will be accepted from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
 Everyone is welcome to submit a plant for showing. The show will be open for viewing at noon on Sat. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.Rules for the show can be accessed at the club web site.www.thegardenclubofaustin.org The plant sale will be outside and open all day Sat. and Sunday.Come and find a favorite plant at a very good price.

June 9, 2016
Texas Tough Plants - Meredith O’Reilly
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

June 13, 2016
Summer Gardening in Austin
Austin Organic Gardeners' Club
Have you given up on trying to keep your garden alive in Austin's summers? Please join us for our meeting on Monday, June 13th with garden blogger Sheryl Williams discussing Summer Gardening in Austin - you might just change your mind.

The Austin Organic Gardeners' Club meets at the Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the opportunity to meet, mingle, and ask questions with local gardeners; club business begins at 7 pm, followed by our guest speaker's presentation. For more information, please visit www.austinorganicgardeners.org.

June 17th- 19th, 2016
Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight
8:00 to 10:00 pm
Family activity, no registration required.
Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight and experience magic! $6/ Adult non-resident, $4/ Adult residents. $2/ for Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors (age 62 & over). Entertainers, music, and cold treats. View more information

June 24th, 2016
Woodland Faerie Trail closes

 


JuLY 2016

July 16, 2016
Backyard Basics
Travis County Master Gardeners Seminars
Easy Composting with Worms!
Zilker Botanical Gardens 2220 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX
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

 


August 2016

August 6, 2016
Backyard Basics
Travis County Master Gardeners Seminars
Growing Green in Austin
Zilker Botanical Gardens 2220 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX
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

August 27, 2016
Herb Garden - Judith Craft


September 2016

September 24, 2016
Trees


October 2016

October 29, 2016
Douglas Blachly Butterfly Trail


November 2016

November 12, 2016
Backyard Basics
Travis County Master Gardeners Seminars
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives
Zilker Botanical Gardens 2220 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX
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 19, 2016
Mabel Davis Rose Garden


December 2016

 



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Please note parking information and the following closure information.

Closed
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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