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ZBG Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015: 9:00am to 2:30pm
Thursday, November 26, 2015: Closed For Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, 2015 : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 29, 2015: 9:00am to 5:00pm


Featured ZBG Events
Santa In The Garden 2015

Please join the Austin Area Garden Center on December 5th, 2015, 10:00am - 3:00pm, as they present Santa In The Garden 2015. Skip the long lines at the mall and bring the entire family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be plenty of goodies to eat, fun crafts to make and Christmas Story telling all within the beautiful setting of Zilker Botanical Garden. Mom and Dad can do some shopping in our Chrysalis Gift Shop and enjoy 20% off the entire store. There are wonderful gifts for everyone on your list! So tell your friends about our 2nd Annual Santa In The Garden and make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special event!

Garden of the dinosaurs: Hartman Prehistoric Garden

Want to see the original native plants of central Texas? Take a stroll through Hartman Prehistoric Garden at Austin’s Zilker Botanical Garden. Designed to resemble a landscape that dinosaurs would have roamed, Hartman represents the late Cretaceous period (which ended 65 million years ago), when the shallow sea that covered Texas began to recede and flowering plants evolved, adding diversity to Jurassic-era, spore-producing plants like horsetail and ferns.
59th Annual Zilker Garden Festival
April 2nd and 3rd, 2016

Watch for details coming soon.
Vendor applications and guidelines
Join the Zilker Docents!

Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for "The Jewel In The Heart Of The City" is required. View Schedule

For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email

Backyard Basics
10:00 am- 12:00 pm at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road
Faerie Wings

Visit our Gift Shop, Chrysalis, for faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items. More info on our Gift Shop
What's Blooming

Texas Homes for Sale,recently featured us in an article about Faerie Trails and Monarch Butterflies: The Zilker Botanical Garden.

Welcome to Zilker Botanical Garden!

Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 26 fenced acres in Austin, Texas has often been called “the jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme gardens such as rose, herb and Japanese garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. The Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates local dinosaur habitat.

This garden is a unique collaboration between The City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors each year, including thousands of school children from Austin and the surrounding communities.

From our annual spring garden festival - Zilker Garden Festival, to AAGC garden club workshops and plant sales throughout the year, to docent-led tours, we offer our visitors countless ways to enjoy Zilker Botanical Garden.

Calendar List of Events

ZBG's hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Admission, cash or check, is:
$1 for children
(ages 3-12)
$2 for adults, Austin resident
(ages 13-61)
$3 for adults, non-resident

(ages 13-61)
$1 for seniors
(age 62 & over)

Please review our visitor guidelines, especially if you are considering a photo session.

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Austin Area Garden Council