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.

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.

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July 20 & 21, 2018
2018 Woodland Faerie Trail
Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight
Visit the Zilker Botanical Garden and experience the Woodland Faerie Trail Exhibit that features whimisical design to highlight native materials & plants found in Texas. Entertainers, music, activities& cold refreshments!

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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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