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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)

July 2015

July 4, 2015
Garden Closed

July 18, 2015
Saturday Summer Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pond Basics - the Big, Bad, and Beautiful
Come learn about the steps of building a pond in your backyard and the best tips for success.  Jeanne Ferrier, Austin Pond Society Board Member and 2014 President, and also a retired teacher, has had ponds for over a decade.  Her most recent pond holds 10,000 gallons.    

Seminar is free, Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents.  cash or check accepted. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/

 

July 27, 2015
Austin Butterfly Forum-Regular Meeting
Ant Identification
7 PM Meeting presented by Wizzie Brown.
Wizzie Brown is an Extension Program Specialist- IPM with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Entomology from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Science in Entomology from Texas A&M University. After leaving Texas A&M, Wizzie worked in structural pest control before taking a job with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Austin. Blog


August 2015

August 8, 2015
Saturday Summer Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Photography in the Garden
Learn how to take plant pictures with impact –namely composition and lighting.  This seminar will begin with an overview of cameras (film & digital), lenses and composition.  Course prerequisites:  study the owner’s manual on your camera.
Sam is a long time photographer and Master Gardener specializing in presentations on Beneficial Insects and Plant Photography. In 2009, he was selected as “Photographer of the Year” in the Travis County Master Gardener photo contest.

Seminar is free, Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents.  cash or check accepted. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/

August 24, 2015
Austin Butterfly Forum-Regular Meeting
Stingers! An Intimate Look at Wasps
7 PM Meeting:, presented by Valerie Bugh.
When it comes to diverse lifestyles in the animal kingdom, wasps provide some of the most intriguing examples. From minute parasitoids that complete their entire life cycle within the egg of another insect to large predators that can tackle a tarantula, wasps are both captivating and disconcerting. They are important biological controls of many pest insects, the social species are among the most successful animals on Earth, and the fact that some can sting makes them intimidating. We will explore the biology and ecology of this fascinating group through colorful photographs of the beasts and their behaviors.
Val Bugh is a local naturalist specializing in the arthropods of the Austin area, with interests in taxonomy and photography. She runs the Fauna Project at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, leads insect discovery walks, teaches entomology courses, provides insect/spider identifications, gives talks to local organizations, and has published a pocket guide to "The Butterflies of Central Texas." Austin Bug Collection

September 2015


October 2015

October 17, 2015
Inside Austin Gardens Tour
The Travis County Master Gardeners Association has set Saturday, October 17, 2015 for their popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT). The tour provides a rare look inside six private gardens and one public experimental garden that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas.

The tour’s theme remains: “For Gardeners. By Gardeners”, focusing on the practical beauty, variety and stamina of native and well-adapted plants in the garden. In turn, each garden has a theme that demonstrates a particular set of characteristics Central Texas gardeners are likely to encounter in their own gardens.  Those themes are:

Flashy Natives – bright and colorful
Sunbathing Natives – brutal, full sun
Shady Natives – shade and under trees
Death-Defying Natives – especially hardy, minimal water
Cottage Natives – Texas tough classics
Oh Deer! – deer-resistant, not deer-proof
Native Testing Ground – new varieties and proven winners

Now in its eighth year, the IAGT is held every 18 months by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County.  The one-day event features behind-the-scenes looks at gardens of Travis County Master Gardeners. As many as 2,000 people typically attend. Tickets may be purchased in advance via the website or at the garden sites. Complete information and tickets at www.InsideAustinGardens.org


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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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