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Austin Area Garden Center 50th Anniversary

Join us Oct 18-19 for the Austin Area Garden Center 50th Anniversary Celebration & Plant Sale

More info here-

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

Details here-

American Garden Award - Get Out the Vote2014 American Garden Award Program
The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the gardening public to vote on a specific flower or plant that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Zilker Botanical Garden is once again participating in this event, with plantings in the bed by the kiosk. Come by and see the plants in person and cast your vote for your favorite. Voting for this year's program ends Sept 30. More info here-

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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:

Sept 21- Afternoon in the Garden

Oct 3-5 - ZBG closed for ACL

Oct 10-12 - ZBG closed for ACL

Oct 18-19 - Austin Area Garden Center 50th Anniversary Celebration & Plant Sale

Oct 18-19 - Violet Crown Show

Oct 19 - Afternoon in the Garden

Nov 2
DST ends, Garden Hours 9am - 5:30pm

Nov 2, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

Nov 16, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2015
Holiday Tree Display in Greene Room

Nov 27
ZBG closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec 7, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

Dec 13
Early Close at 3pm for Trail of Lights 5K Run

Dec 21, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

Dec 24-25
ZBG closed for Christmas Holiday

Jan 1
ZBG closed for holiday

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 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