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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 hours are
9:00am- 5:00pm with last entry at 4:30pm (effective Sunday, November 6th)



February 2017

February 18, 2017
Austin Rose Society Workshop
Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learn how to care for ROSES! Through live demonstrations and hands on activities, you will learn proper planting, pruning and propagating techniques. You will also learn about insects and soils suitable for roses. View Flyer. For more information contact Joe Baiocci: 512-865-7174 or email info@austinrosesociety.org

February 19th, 2017
Beloved Faerie Tea Party
11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm
(Both Sessions are currently SOLD OUT, please register on our waiting list via- https://austintexas.gov/parksonline)
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below.
Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create flower head wreaths with local flora & practice faerie etiquette. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register by February 13th). 
Click here for more information.

February 27, 2017
Austin Butterfly Forum
7:00 pm View flyer for details.



March 2017


March 4, 2017
Organic Gardeners' Club Annual Plant Sale
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Selling organic vegetable and herb starts, ornamentals, and seeds.  Also offering homemade goodies, Acres publications, and Omica Organics with biodynamic preparations. www.austinorganicgardeners.org.

March 18, 2017
First Austin African Violet Society 48th Annual Judged Show and Sale
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the “Luck O’ the Violets”! A variety of African Violets and related gesneriads on display and for sale, including growing supplies. Visit our Facebook page or website www.faavs.org. Contact Susan Kautz at 512/365-1818 or gizzmo@austin.rr.com.

March 25 & 26, 2017
60th Annual Zilker Garden Festival
Cultivate Austin: Live Here…Grow Here
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sunday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Half-Price Admission on Sunday for all Bicyclists!
$10 Adults (age 13+), $4 Children (age 4-12), Under age 4 Free, Parking $5

Celebrate the 60th Annual Zilker Garden Festival at Zilker Botanical Garden - 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.

  • Shopping with vendors selling a variety of plants and garden-themed arts & crafts, ceramic pottery, custom jewelry, handmade artistic clothing, herbal products, garden hats, and so much more!
  • Visit the Flower Show in the Garden Center to see judged floral designs and horticulture
  • Head to Kids’ Corner so kids can build birdhouses, make butterfly wings, enjoy face painting, and making nature rubbings.
  • Relax in the Oakgrove and enjoy Live Music, Food Vendors, and the Craft Beer Garden.

Click here for more information



April 2017

April 23rd, 2017
Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, pollinators, and their Wildflowers
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Family activity, free with Garden entry, no registration required. 
Play a fun matching game linking unique faeries with their specific plant allies. Plant extraordinary flowers that attract faeries, pollinators, and support wildlife. Learn about the healing and mystical qualities of plants & their companions.
Click here for more information.



May 2017

May 7th, 2017
Faerie Landscaping Workshop x2
9:00 to 11:00 am or Noon to 2:00 pm
$5/ resident, $6/ nonresident (+ $25/garden kit), limited number or kits, see registration information below.
Create miniature faerie gardens using live plants and natural materials to take home and invite a faerie into your backyard. Working with gardeners and volunteers, learn what is needed to keep your miniature landscape thriving for your faeries and all the tiny creatures. Kits can be purchased through online registration to be picked up at the event or at Zilker Botanical Garden’s Chrysalis gift shop before the event. Kits will be availble ZBG's Chrysalis Gift Shop Spring of 2017-  beginning March 20th, 2017. (Register by May 1st). 
Click here for more information.

May 27th, 2017
Woodland Faerie Trail opens
Free with Garden entry and open during regular hours, no registration required. 
Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail through the escarpment pathway and see who is home.
Click here for more information.



June 2017

June 9th and 10th
Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight- Extended Hours

8:00 to 10:00 pm
Family activity, no registration required, last entry at 9:30 pm.
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, activities and cold refreshments.
Click here for more information.

June 10, 2017
2017 Educational Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden
Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife
Got critters? Meredith O’Reilly will lead a discussion of common wildlife species seen in Austin’s urban landscape and offer practical tips for humans to co-exist with wildlife while protecting home and garden. Meredith is the gardening specialist for 4-H CAPITAL and a Texas Master Naturalist.
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, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/

June 24th, 2017
Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop
11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. See registration information below.
Create a hidden space in the Garden along the Woodland Faerie Trail using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction. (Register by June 16th).
Click here for more information.



July 2017

July 8, 2017
2017 Educational Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden
The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success
Whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Central Texas. Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden is a hands-on experiential gardener.
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, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/

July 30th, 2017
Woodland Faerie Trail closes
Click here for more information.



August 2017

August 5, 2017
2017 Educational Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden
Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas
Raingardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands
Drought one month, floods the next. Yes, you must be gardening in Central Texas! Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized succulent gardens? What are some questions that may need to be considered before deciding to invest in any or all of the common options for water control? Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for a discussion on the practical aspects of taming excess rainwater, including functionality, location, construction and maintenance.
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, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/



September 2017

September 9, 2017
2017 Educational Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden
Bulbs for the Austin Area
Are you tired of planting bulbs that bloom once and you never see them again? Learn some of the reasons bulbs struggle in our climate and soil while others naturalize into generous clumps that you can share with your friends. Travis County Master Gardener Betty Dunn will discuss some reliable and newer varieties that grow well in our area.
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, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/



October 2017

 



November 2017

November 4, 2017
2017 Educational Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden
Garden Decorating 101
Recycle, reclaim & repurpose to enhance your garden space.
Create an outdoor sanctuary by infusing bits of your own personality into your garden. You know what calms you, what aspects of an environment make you feel safest and most peaceful. Bring out those aspects by enhancing your garden in ways that accentuate these elements. Travis County Master Gardener Martha King will show how nature is the ultimate recycler, reusing everything it can and that creators of garden spaces can use nature as an example.
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, see Calendar at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/



December 2017

 

 

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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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