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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

2014 American Garden Award Program

The American Garden Award, a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower or plant that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Voting for this year's program ends Sept 30.

In cooperation with All-America Selections, Zilker Botanical Garden has planted four different flower entries so garden visitors can view the plants in person and vote on their favorite. The display bed is near the kiosk, same place as last year.

Consumers and home gardeners who are unable to view these plants in person can vote online at the American Garden Award website www.americangardenaward.org View the PDF flyer here-

American Garden Award - Get Out the Vote

August 2014


Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, 10 am to 5:00 pm
Austin Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale



September 2014

Sunday, September 7, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

details coming soon


photo: Matt MorrisSaturday, Sept 13, 10am - 4pm
Monarch Appreciation Day
Head to Zilker Botanical Garden for a family-friendly, educational, and fun-filled event to celebrate Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators.  Enjoy a Butterfly & Pollinator Plant Sale from 10 – 2, benefitting Monarch Watch and the Xerces Society.  Learn about Bees, Monarchs, Organic Gardening, and Gardening for Wildlife & Pollinators at lectures scheduled from 10-2 in the Garden Center auditorium.  Take the kids to meet and greet caterpillars, butterflies, and moths, see a display bee hive and build a Bee house, make Wildflower Seed Balls, Butterfly Wings, create a Butterfly Mural, and get their faces painted! Join a guided tour of the Blachly Butterfly Trail & Garden, and visit Information tables to learn about gardening for butterflies, bees, and wildlife. Details-


Saturday & Sunday, Sept 13 & 14
Texas Bamboo Society Show and Sale

The 21st Annual Texas Bamboo Festival has been postponed due to conflict of dates this year with the Annual Meeting of the American Bamboo Society http://www.bamboo.org Please visit the Texas Bamboo Society at the Austin Home and Garden Show August 15-17 at the Austin Convention Center.http://www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com


Sunday, Sept 21, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

details coming soon

October 2014

Friday through Sunday, Oct 3 -5
ZBG closed for Austin City Limits Festival

Friday through Sunday, Oct 10 -12
ZBG closed for Austin City Limits Festival


Saturday, Oct 18, 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 19, 1 pm to 4 pm
Violet Crown Garden Club Show and Sale


Sunday, Oct 19, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

details coming soon


November 2014

Nov 2
DST ends, Garden Hours 9am - 5:30pm

Nov 2, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Nov 16, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2015
Holiday Tree Display in Greene Room

Nov 27
ZBG closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


December 2014

Dec 7, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Dec 13
Early Close at 3pm for Trail of Lights 5K Run

Dec 21, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden
details coming soon

Dec 24-25
ZBG closed for Christmas Holiday

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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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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin TX 78746