Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672
Featured ZBG Events
ZBG Virtual Tours
Travis County Beekeepers
2018 Youth Mentoring
& Scholarship Program

Travis Co Beekeeper's are pleased to announce that the TCBA Youth Mentoring and Scholarship program is returning for another year!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 program.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
2018 Zilker Educational Seminars

Saturdays @ 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

May 12, 2018 - The Beauty of Cacti and Succulents in your Garden
June 9, 2018 - Easy Composting with Worms!
July 14, 2018 - The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success
August 14 - Permaculture – Sustainable Designs
September 8, 2018 - Fall Vegetable Gardening

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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.

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.

Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

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

Garden Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Last entry at 5:30pm
effective Sunday, November 5th
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.
Weeding Wednesday
May 9, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer second Wednesday of the month.


Members and volunteers of Austin Area Garden Center are so sad to report that we won't be able to host Zilker Garden Festival this year. Increasing expenses have made it too expensive for our organization. We will host several smaller fundraising events during the year instead, including the Starlight Social on Thursday, April 12. More information to come!

Thank you for your support of the festival, and we hope to see you all in the garden soon!

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