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:: Zilker Garden Festival 2016

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)



March 2017

 

 



April 2017

April 1 & 2, 2017
Austin Cactus and Succulent Society Spring Show & Sale
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society will host its Spring Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden in Zilker Park (2220 Barton Springs Road).
The event is free and open to the general public. There is, however, a paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children and seniors).
The show offers visitors a chance to see rare and beautiful cacti and succulent species from around the world. Vendors from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico will sell native and exotic cacti and succulents, and hand-made pottery at reasonable prices. There will be a daily silent auction and hourly plant raffle of rare and collectible cacti and succulents. Educational information, literature, and expert advice will be available. Come and bring a friend. Austin Cactus & Succulent Society

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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