Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672
Welcome to The Zilker Botanical Garden!
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Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

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


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 125,000 visitors each year, including thousands of school children from Austin and the surrounding communities.


Join the Zilker Docents!
We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. Check out your opportunity to join us View Schedule
or call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email zilkerdocents@aol.com for more information.

Garden Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last entry at 4:30pm
effective Sunday, November 4th
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 planning a photo session.
Want to Volunteer?

Programming or Events
Christopher Sanchez
Chris.Sanchez@austintexas.gov
Phone (512) 477-8672 xt.13

Horticulture Staff
Merrideth Jiles
Merrideth.Jiles@austintexas.gov
Phone (512) 974-2084


Weeding Wednesday
Weekly 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer every Wednesday of the month.
Contact Merrideth Jiles
Latest Events
Click each event for details

February 18th
Austin Pond Society Monthly Meeting

February 21st
Grow Green Landscape Series: Trees, Edible, Plants, & Attracting Wildlife

February 23rd - 24th
48th Annual Heart of Texas Orchid Society Show and Sale

March 2nd
Austin Organic Gardener's Plant Sale

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.

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