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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 winter hours are
9:00am- 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)

January 2016

January 31st, 2016
Faerie LuminariesSOLD OUT
2:00 to 4:00 pm
$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. (Register by January 25th). View more information


February 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Texas First Detector

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746
“See something, say something”…a program that gardeners can use to improve observation skills detecting invasive pest (insects) and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette (see picture) that may appear and cause problems in our gardens and landscapes. Susan Jung and Tommie Clayton, Travis County Master Gardeners, will introduce you to the National Plant Diagnostic Network program, review “wanted posters” so you’ll know what to look for, web based resources, and where to report sightings for confirmation.

Seminar is free
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 contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

February 11, 2016
Effects on Insect Ecology: How You Can Help - Wizzie Brown
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

February 14th, 2016
Valentine’s Day Faerie Tea Party SOLD OUT
11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm
$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, practice faerie etiquette, stroll through the garden on a faerie scavenger hunt and plant mystic faerie florae in a faerie ring. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register by February 8th). View more information


March 2016

March 10, 2016
Lawn Maintenance for Water Conservation - Daphne Richards
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu



April 2016

April 2nd & 3rd 2016
Zilker Garden Festival
For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been 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. Find out more>>


 

April 14, 2016
Rainwater Harvesting for Landscape Use - Ed Parken
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

April 24th, 2016
Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, pollinators, and their Flowers
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 allies. View more information


May 2016

May 7th, 2016
Faerie Landscaping Workshop
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 at Zilker Botanical Garden’s Chrysalis gift shop before or at the event. (Register by May 2nd). View more information

May 12, 2016
Tree Care - Lara Schuman
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu


May 16th, 2016

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. View more information

May 28th, 2016
Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop
three sessions available: 9:00 to 11:00 am, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, or 3:00 to 5:00 pm
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. See registration information.
Create a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction. (Register by May 23rd). View more information


June 2016

 

June 17th- 19th, 2016
Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight
8:00 to 10:00 pm
Family activity, no registration required.
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, and cold treats. View more information

June 24th, 2016
Woodland Faerie Trail closes

June 9, 2016
Texas Tough Plants - Meredith O’Reilly
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

 



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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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