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ZBG Calendar of Events

Events listed below are held at Zilker Botanical Garden unless noted otherwise.

   Admission to Zilker Botanical Garden effective October 1, 2013

$1 for children (ages 3-12) & seniors (age 62 & over)
$2 for adults, Austin resident (ages 13-61)
$3 for adults, non-resident
(ages 13-61)
cash or check please

Zilker Botanical Garden's winter hours are
9:00am- 5:30pm (last entry at 5:00pm)

 

 

January 2015

Monday, Jan 26, 10 – 11am : Story Time in the Garden
For more information contact: Chris.Sanchez@austintexas.gov (512) 477-8672 xt.13.



Saturday, January 31, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden   

January is a good time to plant trees so come learn how to grow fruit trees in your home garden.  Tree talk includes peaches, plums, pears, figs and apples.  Blackberries & grapes will also be discussed.   This seminar will cover the basics including how to plant a tree and which fruit varieties excel in our area.   Master Gardener Joe Posern, fruit specialist, has been growing fruit in Austin since 2007 and will share his experience.  In partnership with the City of Austin-Office of Sustainability supporting a healthy and just local food system. Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners.  For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600. http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2014/12/winter-seminars-growing-fruit-all-about.html
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/  

 

February 2015

Sunday, February 1st, 1 - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Dinosaur Detectives
Family activity, free with Garden entry.
Plants in the Hartman Prehistoric Garden represent the species that existed at the time of the dinosaurs. Embark on a prehistoric scavenger hunt and find artifacts that still exist today; look into the exciting lives of famous fossil collectors and their discoveries, and create a paper plate dinosaur or a fossil to take home.

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 am - Noon
All About Roses

Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Cher Groody is a master gardener with 30 years’ experience in the use of roses in a landscape. She will teach you methods for proper selection of rose varieties, site prep and maintenance like pruning, pest control and fertilization. This session is excellent for newbies and experienced gardeners and questions are encouraged.
Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners.  For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600. http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2014/12/winter-seminars-growing-fruit-all-about.html
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/  

 

February 7th, 2015; 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Faerie Luminaries

$16/child, $18/nonresident, limited space, see registration information here.
Create fabulous faerie woodland luminaries in glass votives to take home and more multi colored ones to hang along the woodland trail. (Register by February 2nd).

 

Monday, Feb 9, 10 – 11am
Story Time in the Garden:
Faeries of The Forest
Parent and preschooler program, free with Garden entry, no registration required. 
Stories are a lovely way to introduce young children to nature and wildlife. After visiting garden features and listening to a story, the children will bring the story to life through hands-on activities and a garden adventure

 

Saturday, Feb 14, 9:30 am
Second-Saturday Morning Docent-led Tour
(weather permitting)
Second-Saturday Docent-led tours are free with the price of admission, no registration required. Visitors who would like to have a Docent-led tour simply meet the Docent in front of the Garden Center at 9:30. The tour lasts from one to two hours, according to visitor request.

 

February 15th, 2015; 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries and their flowers

Family activity, free with Garden entry.
Match the unique faeries with their specific plant allies. Help plant flowers that attract faeries and learn about the healing and mystical qualities of plants. Go on a scavenger hunt through the garden in search of faeries favorite plants, herbs, and flowers.

 

Monday, Feb 23, 10 – 11am
Story Time in the Garden
For more information contact: Chris.Sanchez@austintexas.gov (512) 477-8672 xt.13.

 

March 2015

 

Saturday, March 14, 9:30 am
Second-Saturday Morning Docent-led Tour
(weather permitting)
Second-Saturday Docent-led tours are free with the price of admission, no registration required. Visitors who would like to have a Docent-led tour simply meet the Docent in front of the Garden Center at 9:30. The tour lasts from one to two hours, according to visitor request.

 

March 16th, 2015
Woodland Faerie Trail opens

Free with Garden entry and open during regular hours, no registration required. 
Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail through the escarpment pathway and see who is home.

 

March 20th, 2015; 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Woodland Faerie Trail by Starlight

       No registration required. 
Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by starlight and experience magic!  $6/person, $7/nonresident, $15/family.
Hot cocoa and cider, entertainers and music.
(The magically lit Woodland Faerie Trail will also be open to the public after hours on March 21st and 22nd until 9:00 pm, free with entry.)

March 21st and 22nd until 9:00 pm
The magically lit Woodland Faerie Trail will also be open to the public after hours,
free with entry.

 

Zilker Garden Festival
Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29

Zilker Garden Festival 2015
Join us for our annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone. Details here-

 

April 2015

 

April 12th, 2015; 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Faerie Tea Party

$16/child, $18/nonresident, limited space, see registration information here.
Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create flowered head wreaths, practice faerie etiquette, and stroll through the Woodland Faerie Trail in search of faeries at home. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register by April 6th).

 

 

May 2015

 

May 16th, 2015; 9:00 to 11:00 am or Noon to 2:00 pm
Faerie Landscaping Workshop

$5/participant, $6/nonresident (+ $25/garden kit), limited number or kits, see registration information here.
Create miniature faerie gardens using live plants and natural materials to take home and invite a faerie into your backyard. Working with gardeners and horticulture staff, learn what is needed to keep your miniature landscape thriving for your faeries and all the tiny creatures.

 


View hours.

Please note parking information and the following closure information.

Closed
Zilker Botanical Garden and the Garden Center Building are normally open every day. Additional closures may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Scheduled closures include:

 

 
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