The Gardens of
Garden is located on 31 acres of varied topography on the
south bank of the Colorado River near downtown Austin. Its
diverse topography is especially suited to depicting different
habitats and displaying an array of native, hybrid and exotic
plants. The Garden is the centerpiece of Zilker Park and the
Lady Bird Johnson Lake (Colorado River) corridor and is its most extensively
used facility. Over 300,000 people annually visit the gardens
from across Texas and the U.S., as well as over 100 countries.
See more of the
gardens and features at ZBG:
The Garden Center
has been an on-going project of the Austin Area Garden Council
and currently provides meeting space, garden offices, the
gift shop, and public restrooms.
Revolving educational displays and info on garden clubs in
Austin are available in the Greene Room. While there, enjoy
the original stained glass panel depicting varieties of bromeliads.
This beautiful piece was created and given to the center by
Tony Novak. Also found in the Greene Room is a bust of Isamu
Taniguchi, sculpted by Suzanne Wright Crain, cast by Michael
Hall to celebrate the contributions of Mr. Taniguchi toward
the beautification of Austin. Seen from the garden center,
the Violet Crown Fountain attracts birds of all species and
gives an illusion of coolness and beauty to this quiet corner
of the garden. The Info Kiosk provides a detailed map
of the grounds and notes of interest to visitors.