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- 5:00pm with last entry at 4:30pm

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

March 2019

March 18th, 2019
Austin Pond Society's Monthly Meeting - "If Plants Could Talk" with Reeve Hobbie
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Reeve Hobbie, a Travis County Master Gardener, will give a talk titled "If Plants Could Talk" - including themes of water, regular plant care, and unusual fact about native plants.

RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/810642192634957/

March 20th, 2019
Yaupon Garden Club's Monthly Meeting - "If Plants Could Talk" with Reeve Hobbie
9:30 a.m. - 12:00pm

Miss Reeve Hobbie's talk for the Austin Pond Society or just more of a morning person? No problem! Come join the Yaupon Garden Club's Monthly Meeting, where Reeve Hobbie will give his talk titled "If Plants Could Talk" again.

Reeve Hobbie, a Travis County Master Gardener, will give a talk titled "If Plants Could Talk" - including themes of water, regular plant care, and unusual fact about native plants.

March 21st, 2019
Forest Bathing in the Garden
10:00 a.m. - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a mindful walk through the gardens practicing what is known in Japan as shinrin yoku, or forest bathing. Forest bathing opens our senses to connect with the beautiful natural environment of the Gardens. This practice is known to reduce stress and offer a personal connection to nature that many people find healing and expansive.

NOTE: There is no fee to participate in Forest Bathing, though pre-registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite. General admission to the Garden still applies.

For registration, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-bathing-in-the-gardens-tickets-58823507695?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202446409911604/

March 28th, 2019
Garden Club of Austin's Monthly Meeting - "The Basics of Bonsai" with Elaine White
7:00 p.m. - 9:00pm

Demonstrating at our meeting will be Elaine White, former President and Chairwoman for the Austin Bonsai Society. The presentation will cover keeping records, soil components, fertilizer, insects & fungus control, water & PH, styling & wiring, and re-potting.

All are welcome – gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike. And if you are new to Central Texas, this club is a great place to get helpful information on what to successfully plant and grow in your yard or on your patio or balcony.

For more information, please refer to the Garden Club of Austin's website: http://www.thegardenclubofaustin.org/
RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661227380689721/

March 30th, 2019
"The Challenges of Tomatoes" with Patty Leander
10:00 a.m. - 12:00pm

Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist Patty Leander will kick-off this year’s seminar series on March 30, 2019, with a presentation on tomatoes. She will share her knowledge of how to overcome some common challenges that adversely affect tomatoes, such as common bugs and diseases. In addition, Patty will share harvesting tips and some of her favorite recipes for enjoying your tomato bounty. Austin newcomers and long-time residents will benefit from the seminar, whether you have a large backyard garden, participate in a community garden, or have a few potted tomatoes on your balcony.

RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2540958802585021/

March 30th, 2019
The Garden Gang Presents: Touring Flower Hill Homestead
2:00 p.m. - 4:00pm

The Austin Women's Federated Club (Garden Gang) is hosting a tour of Flower Hill Homestead, led by Director Robin Grace Soto. Enjoy your Saturday by taking a step into the past, exploring these historic grounds!

Address: 1316 W. 6th (corner of Pressler and 6th), Austin, Texas

Donation - $10, payable to the Foundation

To RSVP, email Carol Blanchard at blanchardc56@gmail.com
Let us know your coming via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/299016754128237/

March 31st, 2019
The 90th ABC Kite Fest at Zilker Park
10:00 a.m. - 5:00pm

ABC Kite Fest boasts day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite flying contest and showcase, a fun run and MossFest, a children’s music concert. Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a free, all-day event filled with kite making, flying and gazing. Proceeds from ABC Kite Fest are gifted to Communities in Schools of Central Texas and the Moss Pieratt Foundation.

The Zilker Botanical Gardens will NOT be open on this day.

April 2019

April 2nd, 2019
Austin Herb Society's Monthly Meeting - "American Botanical Council, New Research" with Jenny Perez
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join the Austin Herb Society's Monthly Meeting to hear the presentation "American Botanical Council, New Research" by Jenny Perez, Educational Coordinator.

For more information on the Austin Herb Society, check out their website: https://www.austinherbsociety.org

April 6th - 7th, 2019
Austin Cactus & Succulent Society's Spring Show and Sale
10:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come see specimen cacti and succulent plants from around the world and vendors from Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Handcrafted pottery will be avaliable for purchase as well. Daily silent auction, hourly plant raffles, and expert advice along free literature!

Cost: Garden Admission only, no other fee.

RSVP via Facebook: N/A

April 11th, 2019
Starlight Social Garden Party
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tour the garden at twilight; sample sushi, sake, craft beer and local wines; experience the authentic chado (tea ceremony); groove to live music; indulge at the dessert and coffee bar; get lucky at our silent auction.

Cost: Tickets are $100 until April 5th, then $115

Follow this link to purchase tickets: https://event.pingg.com/starlight2019
RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/815847865436327/


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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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