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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)



January 2017


January 22nd, 2017
Faerie Luminaries
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.
Create fabulous faerie woodland luminaries in glass votives to take home and create luminaries from recycled containers to hang along the woodland trail in the spring. Stroll through the garden on a faerie scavenger hunt and plant enchanted faerie florae in a faerie ring. (Register by January 16th).
Click here for more information.

January 23nd, 2017
Butterflies of Panama
presented by Ron Martin, Susan Martin and Dan Hardy
Monday 7:00 pm
Ron Martin, Susan Martin and Dan Hardy will treat the club to a presentation about tropical butterflies, moths and other insects encountered around the Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge in Panama, sites that are famous among birdwatchers. Please join us for the club’s first presentation of 2017. For more information about the Austin Butterfly Forum and our programs and activities, please visit our website: www.austinbutterflies.org



February 2017

February 11-12, 2017
46th Annual Orchid Show & Sale
Heart of Texas Orchid Society presents "A Heart Full of Orchids"
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Raffle prizes and children's activities make this a family fun event. Free Admission, Donations Appreciated. Zilker Garden Admission $2.00 fee.Click here for more information.

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.



March 2017


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 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.

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.



July 2017

July 30th, 2017
Woodland Faerie Trail closes
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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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