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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

2014 American Garden Award Program

The American Garden Award, a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower or plant that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Voting for this year's program ends Sept 30.

In cooperation with All-America Selections, Zilker Botanical Garden has planted four different flower entries so garden visitors can view the plants in person and vote on their favorite. The display bed is near the kiosk, same place as last year.

Consumers and home gardeners who are unable to view these plants in person can vote online at the American Garden Award website www.americangardenaward.org View the PDF flyer here-

American Garden Award - Get Out the Vote

September 2014

Sunday, Sept 21, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Kirsten goes to school
Experience school life in the 1860’s while making berry ink to write a letter with a feather quill pen on antiqued paper. Sing-a-long to pioneer patriotic songs from the 1800’s such as ‘Yankee Doodle’ and play games that pioneer children enjoyed. Learn old time weather saying that pioneers used to help forecast the weather. Visit the newly renovated Swedish Cabin and Esperanza School House in the garden to see what pioneer life was like.


October 2014

Friday through Sunday, Oct 3 -5
ZBG closed for Austin City Limits Festival

Friday through Sunday, Oct 10 -12
ZBG closed for Austin City Limits Festival


The Austin Area Garden Center 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AAGC 50th Anniversary Celebration
Participating clubs include: Texas Bamboo Society, First Austin African Violet Society, Travis County Master Gardeners, Austin Herb Society, Austin Organic Gardeners, and Austin Daylily Society. Overflow parking will be available on Stratford Drive all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Read The Story Behind Creating the Austin Garden Center.


Saturday & Sunday, Oct 18 & 19
Violet Crown Garden Club Flower Show
See website for times and additional details.


Sunday, Oct 19, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

details coming soon


November 2014

Nov 2
DST ends, Garden Hours 9am - 5:30pm

Nov 2, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Nov 16, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2015
Holiday Tree Display in Greene Room

Nov 27
ZBG closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


December 2014

Dec 7, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Dec 13
Early Close at 3pm for Trail of Lights 5K Run

Dec 21, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Dec 24-25
ZBG closed for Christmas Holiday



January 2015

Jan 1
ZBG closed for holiday


February 2015

Rose Workshop


March 2015

Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29
Zilker Garden Festival

View hours.

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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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin TX 78746