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Come for a free Docent-led tour of the Garden at 9:30 am on the following second-Saturdays (weather permitting):

  • December 13, 2014
  • January 10, 2015
  • February 14, 2015
  • March 14, 2015

Get all the details here for the free tour-

Zilker Garden Festival
58th Zilker Garden Festival,
March 28-29, 2015…
Mark yourcalendars!

Details here-

ZBG Newsletter
View the Winter 2014 issue
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Faerie WingsVisit our Gift Shop, Chrysalis, for faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items.
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Zilker Garden Festival
57th Zilker Garden Festival Celebrates a Successful Year…
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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.

floraFrom 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.

ZBG Highlights

See the calendar for details on these events:

Dec 24-25
ZBG closed for Christmas Holiday

Jan 1
ZBG closed for holiday

Jan 10
Docent-Led tour

Jan 10
Home Fruit Production

Feb 14
Docent-Led tour

Feb 14

Mar 14
Docent-Led tour

March 28-29, 2015 -
Zilker Garden Festival

KLRU's weekly show, Central Texas Gardener, showcases exquisite Central Texas gardens, and hosts local gardening experts. Check out the Central Texas Gardener blog for more gardening info.

ZBG's winter hours are 9am - 5:30pm (last entry at 5pm).

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