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Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

To guide, enhance, & fund the oasis in the heart of Austin

Austin Pond Society
2017 Austin Pond & Garden Tour
"Backyard Bliss" June 3rd & 4th

2017 Educational Seminars at
Zilker Botanical Garden
2017 5th Annual
Woodland Faerie Trail

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

Docent Club dues are $10.For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email

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.

Latest Events
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May 27
Woodland Faerie Trail opens

June 3 & 4
Austin Pond Society Backyard Bliss Tour

June 3 & 4
Garden Club of Austin 60th Annual Plant Show & Sale

June 9 & 10
Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight - Extended Hours

June 10
Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife

June 12
Austin Organic Garden Club

June 22
The Garden Club of Austin - Annual Plant Auction

June 24
Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop

July 8
The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success

August 5
Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas

September 9
Bulbs for the Austin Area

November 4
Garden Decorating 101


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 hours are 9am -6pm, with last entry at 5:30pm (effective Sunday, March 12th)

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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