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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 winter hours are
9:00am- 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)


November 2015

November 21, 2015 10-1
Docent Meeting 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Plant Identification & decorate Christmas tree
Meeting & decorate docent Christmas tree. For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email

Monday, November 23, 2015
Austin Butterfly Forum Members’ Show and Tell
7 PM Meeting
This is a fun meeting that we have every year. Members will have 5-10 minutes to show their favorite photos of the year or to tell about a trip or butterfly experience. Each presenter is responsible for bringing their flash drive with photos. A projector and laptop will be available. Members planning to participate should contact Dan Hardy prior to the meeting.

The Austin Butterfly Forum meets at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of every month except for December. Most meetings are free and open to the public. Each meeting features an educational program, but we like to socialize a bit beforehand. Sometimes members will bring caterpillars or collections for display, and sometimes we have special opportunities such as plant giveaways. The meetings are also a good place to hear special announcements and learn about new events. Everyone interested in butterflies and other invertebrates is welcome! Please come join us!

November 29, 2015
Afternoon in the Garden
Collecting plants; a Pressing Activity
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday
Preserving the flora from your garden is an elegant way to collect the memories of the garden you and your children fostered together. Create a simple plant press to take home with you that can add a sophisticated and colorful touch to your post cards, bookmarks, gifts, and nature journal. Choose specimens from plants that have already been pressed to begin your own herbarium or nature journal to document your findings. Make a charming piece of natural artwork by bringing different types of pressed leaves and flower petals together!

December 2015

December 5, 2015
Santa In The Garden 2015

Please join the Austin Area Garden Center on December 5th, 2015, 10:00am - 3:00pm, as they present Santa In The Garden 2015. Skip the long lines at the mall and bring the entire family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be plenty of goodies to eat, fun crafts to make and Christmas Story telling all within the beautiful setting of Zilker Botanical Garden. Mom and Dad can do some shopping in our Chrysalis Gift Shop and enjoy 20% off the entire store. There are wonderful gifts for everyone on your list! So tell your friends about our 2nd Annual Santa In The Garden and make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special event!


December 19, 2015
Docent Meeting
Zilker Garden Docents Deliver gifts for Blue Santa!
Docent Margarine Beaman has been on their board for several years, and we decided to join her in volunteering for this worthwhile cause in lieu of a December meeting. More info to come. For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email

January 2016

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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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