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Admission to Zilker Botanical Garden

$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- 6:00pm with last entry at 5:30pm


Events listed below are held at Zilker Botanical Garden unless otherwise noted.



June 2017

June 22, 2017
The Garden Club of Austin
Annual Plant Auction
6:30 pm Zilker Botanical Garden
Members are asked to donate a large or unusual plant for the auction. Barry Loveless will be the auctioneer, and all proceeds support the club’s philanthropic efforts.

June 24, 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 26, 2017
Austin Butterfly Forum
Caterpillar Gardening Providing 21st Century Hosting Solutions
7:00 pm
Natural habitat is shrinking drastically as Texas' population skyrockets. It is crucial that we incorporate caterpillar hosts into our gardens and landscapes. A creative approach is needed to identify key host plants and find ways to promote their use in local plantings. Berry Nall will share some of his successes and failures in gardening for caterpillars. He will draw on his experiences to suggest ways that concerned individuals and clubs such as ABF can help provide habitat for future butterflies.

Berry Nall is a pastor and teacher who is fascinated by butterflies at all stages of their lives. For the past 10 years he has been seeking to rear as many species as possible from egg to adult. Living in Starr County near the Mexico border, he has had the opportunity to raise a variety of exotic tropical butterflies. His butterfly photos and life history studies can be seen at his website, www.leps.thenalls.net. For more information about the Austin Butterfly Forum, visit our website:  www.austinbutterflies.org



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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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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