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:: Zilker Garden Festival 2015 :: Closures ::

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)

March 2015

March 1, 2015
Sunday Zilker Botanical Garden CLOSED for ABC Zilker Kite Festival in Zilker Park. See kite festival website for details http://www.abckitefestival.com/.

March 7, 2015
Austin Organic Gardeners Plant Sale: Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garden Center. See club website for details http://www.austinorganicgardeners.org/events.htm.

March 9, 2015
Austin Organic Gardeners Club - 7:00 pm
Ryan Sansury of Logro Farms discusses growing mushrooms sustainably.
www.austinorganicgardeners.org/

March 11, 2015
Root over Rock Bonsai Style with Appreciation for Local Texas Stone
- 7:30 pm
www.austinbonsaisociety.com

March 12, 2015
Using Native Plants in the Landscape - 10 a.m. to noon.
Native Texas plants bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, drought, and other weather extremes. In addition to being water-wise, native plants provide great benefits to pollinators and birds. 4-H CAPITAL’s gardening specialist and Texas Master Naturalist Meredith O’Reilly will guide you in choosing the right natives for your yard and your garden goals.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin
Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on-site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Contact: Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600 or drichards@ag.tamu.edu


March 14, 2015
Nature & Spirit of Japanese Gardens - 10:00 am -
Dr. Molly Ogorzaly will compare Japanese and Western gardening traditions, then lead a tour of the Taniguchi Japanese Garden. Sponsored by Docents of Zilker Botanical Garden. Free with garden admission.


March 16, 2015
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.

March 20, 2015
Woodland Faerie Trail by Starlight

7:00 to 9:00 pm No registration required. 
Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by starlight and experience magic!  $6/person, $7/nonresident, $15/family.
Hot cocoa and cider, entertainers and music.
(The magically lit Woodland Faerie Trail will also be open to the public after hours on March 21st and 22nd until 9:00 pm, free with entry.)


March 21- 22, 2015
First Austin African Violet Society 46th Annual Show & Sale. Saturday & Sunday
See club website for details http://www.faavs.org/.

March 21- 22, 2015
Woodland Faerie Trail
Faerie Trail by Starlight – Saturday & Sunday, Extended hours from 7 pm – 9 pm.

March 23, 2015
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas
- 7:00 pm
John Abbott will autograph his book Dragonflies of Texas.
www.austinbutterflies.org

March 26 - 27, 2015
Zilker Botanical Garden closed to the Public for Zilker Garden Festival Setup.

Zilker Garden Festival
March 28-29 Saturday & Sunday,
Zilker Garden Festival 2015
Join us for our annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone.
Full Details here-

April 2015

April 4 -5, 2015
Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Spring Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

http://austincss.com/Show-&-Sale

April 8, 2015
The Bonsai Tree from Collection in Nature to Show Ready - 7:30 pm
www.austinbonsaisociety.com

April 9, 2015
Tree Care During Drought 10 a.m. to noon-

Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your landscape more resistant to droughts. Learn about several tree maintenance procedures to increase a tree’s chance during drought such as mulching, proper pruning, limiting fertilization and supplemental irrigation. Lara Schuman, an ISA Certified Arborist and acting Program Manager at City of Austin Urban Forestry will share her knowledge on caring for trees.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin
Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on-site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Contact: Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600 or drichards@ag.tamu.edu


April 11, 2015
9:30 am Second-Saturday Morning Docent-led Tour
(weather permitting)
Second-Saturday Docent-led tours are free with the price of admission, no registration required. Visitors who would like to have a Docent-led tour simply meet the Docent in front of the Garden Center at 9:30. The tour lasts from one to two hours, according to visitor request.

April 12, 2015 SOLD OUT
Faerie Tea Party
11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:00 pm
$16/child, $18/nonresident, limited space, see registration information here.
Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create flowered head wreaths, practice faerie etiquette, and stroll through the Woodland Faerie Trail in search of faeries at home. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register by April 6th).


April 25- 26, 2015
Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society 44th Annual Show & Sale – “Fifty Shades of Orchids”
www.hotos.org

April 27, 2015
Ladybugs of Texas - 7:00 pm
Mike Quinn www.austinbutterflies.org

May 2015

May 13, 2015
Bonsai Artist Walter Pall DVD Screening and Bonsai Exhibition (How to Setup and Show) - 7:30 pm
www.austinbonsaisociety.com

May 14, 2015
Alternative Methods of Gardening - 10 a.m. to noon-

If you have limited garden space or time yet still have a desire to nurture your green thumb, Master Gardener Pat Mokry will teach you how to raise carefree veggies, herbs and flowers using self-sufficient grow boxes. Then, for some more ‘new’ gardening techniques, Master Gardener Marian Stasney will describe the ancient practices of both keyhole gardening and hugelkultur.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin
Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on-site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Contact: Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600 or drichards@ag.tamu.edu


May 16th, 2015
Faerie Landscaping Workshop
9:00 to 11:00 am or Noon to 2:00 pm $5/participant, $6/nonresident (+ $25/garden kit), limited number or kits, see registration information here.
Create miniature faerie gardens using live plants and natural materials to take home and invite a faerie into your backyard. Working with gardeners and horticulture staff, learn what is needed to keep your miniature landscape thriving for your faeries and all the tiny creatures.


May 16-17, 2015
Annual Austin Bonsai Society Show & Sale - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
www.austinbonsaisociety.com

June 2015


June 11, 2015
Preparing for the Fall Vegetable Garden - 10 a.m. to noon

Imagine gardening without sweat dripping from your brow or mosquitoes buzzing in your ears or having to water every day. Those are just a few of the many benefits of the cool season vegetable garden. Join us as we discuss vegetable selection, soil preparation and the importance of timing for the fall and winter garden. Master Gardener Patty Leander is a writer for Texas Gardener magazine and grows vegetables year round in her Oak Hill garden.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin
Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on-site
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Contact: Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600 or drichards@ag.tamu.edu



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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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