Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672

ZBG Calendar of Events

Admission to Zilker Botanical Garden

$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 hours are
9:00am- 6:00pm with last entry at 5:30pm

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

may 2018

May 12, 2018
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Saturday Seminars
The Beauty of Cacti and Succulents in your Garden
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Cacti and succulents can add an appealing and compelling look to your garden. These water-wise plants work well together and share low-maintenance growing conditions.  In addition, their wide range of leaf colors and structure add visual interest and drama to any setting. Please join members of the Austin Cactus and Succulent Society, Andrea Wakefield and Jeff Pavlat, as they share their expertise and suggestions on all these matters.
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May 19-20, 2018
The Austin Bonsai Society
Bonsai Show & Sale
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Demonstrations daily at 2:00 pm. Members available for questions, raffles, and vendors.
Austin Bonsai Society is hosting its 47th Annual Bonsai Show & Sale at Zilker Botanical Garden. Member's bonsai displays will be exhibited all weekend. Join us for daily demonstrations, raffles, and bonsai vendors. Free admission.
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May 26 - August 10, 2018
2018 Woodland Faerie Trail Exhibit
Join us in creating a faerie house for the exhibit using whimsical design to highlight native materials & plants found in Texas.

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May 26
2018 Annual Daylily Show & Sale
Each year, the members of the Austin Daylily Society select the best blooms from their gardens for judging and display in this American Hemerocallis Society accredited show. Hundreds of colorful and unusual blooms will be featured in the show - plus, many varieties will be available for sale.

Free admission* and open to the public! Doors open at 1pm - we look forward to seeing you!
*parking fees at Zilker Botanical Garden still apply

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june 2018

June 2-3 2018
The Garden Club of Austin
Homegrown Austin Plant Show & Sale
Opens to the public 12:00 PM Saturday, June 2, 2018
Plant and Flower Show: Come and enjoy the beautiful prize-winning plants and flowers in the Zilker Botanical Garden Auditorium. The show opens to the public at 12:00 PM on Saturday, June 2.
"How To" and Free Demonstrations, Plant Sale,
Cost:There is $2.00 charge per person entrance fee to enter the Zilker Botanical Garden. with proceeds going to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. But once you’re in, there is no additional charges

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June 9, 2018
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Saturday Seminars
Easy Composting with Worms
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Let these “little composters” save landfill space while turning your kitchen vegetable and fruit waste into black gold!  Even if you live in an apartment, you can host a small bin under the kitchen sink.  Worm casting are useful in many ways: compost tea, potting soils, top dressing for houseplants and seedlings, just to name a few.  Tommie Clayton, Master Gardener Compost Specialist, will show you how worm bins work, demonstrate how to construct your own worm bin and get it started, review methods for harvesting castings and for brewing your own tea.

july 2018

July 14, 2018
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Saturday Seminars
The 6 D's of Container Gardening Success
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Central Texas.  Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden is a hands-on experiential gardener.

august 2018

August 11, 2019
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Saturday Seminars
Permaculture - Sustainable Designs
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Permaculture Design follow the flows of nature as the foundation of design. Using the flow of the sun, wind, water, animals and people help place each element of design in right relationship. These relationships help create regenerative systems that are both productive and beautiful.  Caroline Riley, Lead Instructor with the Austin Permaculture Guild, will lead a workshop in practicing mapping flows and exploring zones of use so that you can use this valuable design method to create your own integrated gardens.

september 2018

September 8
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Saturday Seminars
Fall Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
The milder days of fall create an ideal gardening environment for both garden and gardener. Now is the time to plant cool-season vegetables, including broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, sugar snap peas and more. Join Master Gardener Patty Leander as she shares tips for planting a fall garden along with information on recommended vegetable varieties, planting dates and organic techniques for pest control.

September 15-16
25th Annual Bamboo Festival


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Please note parking information and the following closure information.

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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