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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


American Garden Award2014 American Garden Award Winners Announced

Over 7,000 votes are tallied and the winners are....

October 2014

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


The Austin Area Garden Center 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AAGC 50th Anniversary Celebration
Participating clubs include: Texas Bamboo Society, First Austin African Violet Society, Travis County Master Gardeners, Austin Herb Society, Austin Organic Gardeners, and Austin Daylily Society. Overflow parking will be available on Stratford Drive all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Read The Story Behind Creating the Austin Garden Center.
Thanks to Bamboo Bistro for the 50th Celebration Balloon Arch!


Saturday & Sunday, Oct 18 & 19
Violet Crown Garden Club Flower Show
See website for times and additional details.


Sunday, Oct 19, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Discover Nature Backpacks!
Enhance your interactive nature experience in the botanical garden by checking out one of our newly released Discover Nature Backpacks! Try out some of the activities while exploring wildlife in our lush oasis full of diverse flora and fauna. The themed backpacks include activities, games, a field guide, scavenger hunts, maps, and exploration tools.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Central Texas Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop
(not at ZBG)
Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 FM 1625, Creedmoor, 78610
Cost:       $50 (through 10/17), $60 (10/18 and on-site)
Register:  https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty    or by phone:  979-845-2604
Contact:    Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture, drichards@ag.tamu.edu, 512.854.9615


November 2014

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

Nov 2, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Seed Saving 101
The leaves are falling and the plants are bolting! That’s right- the seasons are changing and fall is a wonderful time to gather your favorite seeds. Drop by and see how easy it can be to grow plants from seeds as well as common fruit and vegetable scraps! Spell your name in seeds, design your own packet of seeds, make seed balls, and craft an exquisite painting using seed pod stamps.


Nov 16, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Pressing Plants
Preserving flowers is an elegant way to collect the memories of the garden you and your children fostered together. Create a simple plant press to add a colorful touch to your post cards, bookmarks, gifts, and nature journal. Choose from pressed plants for a nature journal or to make a charming piece of natural artwork by bringing different pressed leaves and petals together!


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



January 2015

Jan 1
ZBG closed for holiday


February 2015

Rose Workshop


March 2015

Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29
Zilker Garden Festival

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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