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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 daylight savings time hours are
7:00am- 7:00pm (last entry at 6:30pm)


April 2016

April 23 & 24, 2016
Heart of Texas Orchid Society 45th Annual Show and Sale
Orchid Odyssey 

Saturday 10am - 5pm / Sunday 10am-4pm 
View Flyer for more information

April 24th, 2016
Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, pollinators, and their Flowers
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Family activity, free with Garden entry, no registration required.
Play a fun matching game linking unique faeries with their specific plant allies. Plant extraordinary flowers that attract faeries, pollinators, and support wildlife. Learn about the healing and mystical qualities of plants & their allies. View more information

April 25, 2016
Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
Behind the Scenes of the Peterson Moth Guides by Seabrooke Leckie
Monday at 7:00 p.m.
How many field guides do you own? Have you ever wondered what goes into making one? Seabrooke Leckie will share her experiences with the creation of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, from idea to contract to publication, and compare the unique challenges presented by the follow-up guide to moths of the southeast. She'll also offer tips, drawn from lessons learned while working on the books, on how to improve your expertise on moth identification (or any other group).

Seabrooke Leckie is a freelance biologist and writer, co-author of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. She lives in eastern Ontario, Canada, at a country house where she can enjoy nature just by stepping into her backyard. Her current undertakings include a new Peterson moth guide for the southeast (target release date: late 2017), pursuing publication of her novels and a toddler. This program is free for Austin Butterfly Forum members, but there is a $10 admission for non-members.
View Flyer


May 2016

May 7th, 2016
Faerie Landscaping Workshop
9:00 to 11:00 am or Noon to 2:00 pm
$5/ resident, $6/ nonresident (+ $25/garden kit), limited number or kits, see registration information below.
Create miniature faerie gardens using live plants and natural materials to take home and invite a faerie into your backyard. Working with gardeners and volunteers, learn what is needed to keep your miniature landscape thriving for your faeries and all the tiny creatures. Kits can be purchased at Zilker Botanical Garden’s Chrysalis gift shop before or at the event. (Register by May 2nd). View more information

 

May 7 , 2016
Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
How to Know and Grow Austin Butterflies Workshop

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. Topics will cover caterpillar food plants, how to raise caterpillars, watch metamorphosis at home, and strategies for caterpillar survival and identification, as well as books and resources about this rapidly growing hobby. The workshop will include a light lunch and a walk to identify butterflies in the Zilker Botanical Garden. Participants will be given plants to take home to begin attracting butterflies to their own gardens.
To register, please contact Jeff Taylor at 512-255-0368 or kscjtaylor@prodigy.net
Fee for the workshop is $35.00 with a light lunch provided.

Membership: All of our normal events are free and open to the public, but you may want to become a member of the Austin Butterfly Forum to help support us and our events. We also treat members to some extra goodies, such as reduced admission to special programs that have a fee and discounts on purchases made at meetings. Membership is $20 annually per household, payable during meetings or by mail to Doris Hill, ABF Treasurer, 1605 Broadmoor, Austin, TX 78723.
For more information, please visit our website: austinbutterflies.org or view flyer

May 9, 2016
Austin Organic Gardeners' Club
Please join us for our meeting on Monday, May 9th for a garden panel of expert gardeners discussing planting dates, varieties, and tips. It will also be a chance to get answers to all of your gardening questions.

The Austin Organic Gardeners' Club meets at the Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the opportunity to meet, mingle, and ask questions with local gardeners; club business begins at 7 pm, followed by our guest speaker's presentation. For more information, please visit www.austinorganicgardeners.org.

 

May 12, 2016
Tree Care - Lara Schuman
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

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.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu


May 16th, 2016

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. View more information

May 28th, 2016
Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop
three sessions available: 9:00 to 11:00 am, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, or 3:00 to 5:00 pm
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. See registration information.
Create a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction. (Register by May 23rd).
View more information

May 23, 2016
Coevolution of Plants and the Pollinating Beetles of Texas
Presented by Mike Quinn
Monday, May 23, 2016 – 7 p.m.
View Flyer

May - date TBA
Green Garden with City of Austin staff


June 2016

 

June 17th- 19th, 2016
Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight
8:00 to 10:00 pm
Family activity, no registration required.
Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight and experience magic! $6/ Adult non-resident, $4/ Adult residents. $2/ for Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors (age 62 & over). Entertainers, music, and cold treats. View more information

June 24th, 2016
Woodland Faerie Trail closes

June 9, 2016
Texas Tough Plants - Meredith O’Reilly
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County, 1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

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.

Details: http://centraltexashorticulture.blogspot.com/2016/01/dealing-with-drought-in-landscape.html

Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu


JuLY 2016

 


August 2016

August 27, 2016
Herb Garden - Judith Craft


September 2016

September 24, 2016
Trees


October 2016

October 29, 2016
Douglas Blachly Butterfly Trail


November 2016

November 19, 2016
Mabel Davis Rose Garden


December 2016

 



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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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