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Zilker Garden Festival

57th Zilker Garden Festival Celebrates a Successful Year…

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Join us for Afternoon in the Garden on
Sunday, April 20, noon - 4pm
Details here-

Docent Led Garden Tours are scheduled on some Saturday mornings at 9:30am. Check the calendar for details-

Tagged Monarch Butterfly
Edible Austin feature, Perilous Journey, Monarch Migration Through Texas, highlights the work of ZBG's Matt Morris, Landscape Technician.
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Faerie Wings

Visit our Gift Shop, Chrysalis, for faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items. More info-

2nd Annual
Woodland Faerie Trail

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Welcome to Zilker Botanical Garden!
Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 30 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 400,000 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:

April 20 - Afternoon in the Garden

April 26 - Docent Led Tour

May 3 - Inside Austin Gardens Tour (not at ZBG)

May 3 - Docent Led Tour

May 10 - Docent Led Tour

May 17 & 18 - Austin Bonsai Society Show and Sale

May 24 - Austin Daylily Society Show

May 24 - Docent Led Tour

May 26 - Final Day of Woodland Faerie Trail

June 1 - Afternoon in the Garden

June 7 - The Garden Club of Austin (TGCA) Show & Sale

June 8 - The Garden Club of Austin (TGCA) Show & Sale

June 14 - Docent Led Tour

June 15 - Afternoon in the Garden

June 21 - TCMG Educational Workshop

July 4 ZBG closed

July 6 - Afternoon in the Garden

July 12 - Docent Led Tour

Aug 9 - Docent Led Tour

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 grounds are normally open 9am - 5:30pm (last entry at 5pm). Hours during Daylight Savings Time are 7am - 7pm (last entry at 6:30pm).

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