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Featured ZBG Events
45th Annual Bonsai
Show & Sale

Over 50 Bonsai on display.
Members available to answer questions
about this ancient art.
Demonstrations Daily at 2:00 pm.
Free Adminssion to the show.
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How to Know & Grow
Austin Butterflies

Zilker Botanical Garden Center Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Learning to identify common butterflies of our area is only one aspect of the Austin Butterfly Forum’s Annual Butterfly Workshop, held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center.

For more information: or view flyer

Join us for the 4th Annual Woodland Faerie Trail

The Award-Winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others. To enter your Faerie Home creation for installation along the Woodland Faerie Trail, complete the application on link below and register by April 29th, 2016.

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Drought Resistant Landscape

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.


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

For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email

Docent Club dues are $10..

All City Park volunteers are required to complete background checks. Forms will be available at the garden center, beginning with the 2/27 meeting.

Zilker Garden Festival April 2-3 Docents will volunteer with golf cart drivers (training required) & back gate admissions.

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
Click each event for details

May 7
Faerie Landscaping Workshop

May 7
Austin Butterfly Forum

May 9
Austin Organic Gardeners' Club

May 16
Woodland Faerie Trail opens

May 21 & 22
45th Annual Bonsai Show & Sale

May 28
Forts Faerie Homes Workshop

May - TBA
Green Garden with City of Austin staff

June 17-19
Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight

June 24
Woodland Faerie Trail closes

August 27
Herb Garden - Judith Craft

September 24

October 29
Douglas Blachly Butterfly Trail

November 19
Mabel Davis Rose Garden


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 7am -7pm, with 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