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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 daylight savings time hours are
7:00am- 7:00pm (last entry at 6:30pm)



JuLY 2016

July 16, 2016
Easy Composting with Worms!
July 16, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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 castings are useful in many ways: compost tea, potting soils, top dressing for house plants and seedlings, 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, methods for harvesting castings plus brewing your own compost tea.Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. 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 AgriLifeExtension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

July 25, 2016
Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting
Glowing, Glowing, Gone!

Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Ben Pfieffer
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Ben Pfieffer will discuss the types of fireflies (Lampyridae) in Texas, why they flash, and how they use light to communicate to potential mates. He will show you how to identify Texas species and discuss their distribution across the state. Pointers will be given on how to create a good habitat for fireflies in your own backyard. Ben will address specific threats to fireflies and discuss why they are disappearing in many areas of Texas. For more information go to: www.austinbutterflies.org

 



August 2016

August 6, 2016
Growing Green in Austin
August 6, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746
Grow Green is an education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated Pest Management philosophy, which encourages the least‐toxic way to address pest issues. Attend this class to discover tips and all of the FREE resources available to help you create and maintain a beautiful Central Texas landscape that is good for your pocket book and the environment. Denise Delaney coordinates the Grow Green program for the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department. Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. 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

August 13-14, 2016
Texas Bamboo Festival
website info: http://bamboocentral.net/festival23.html



September 2016

September 24, 2016
Trees

September 30, 2016 - Garden is Closed



October 2016

October 1, 2, 6, 7, & 9, 2016 - Garden is Closed

 

October 29, 2016
Douglas Blachly Butterfly Trail



November 2016

November 12, 2016
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives
November 12, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746
Invasive species have the potential to drastically change our Texas landscape. This presentation will cover the threats posed by invasive species, as well as responses to the threat. The Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program will be introduced, as one of several ways you can get involved in managing invasive species. As the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dr. Hans Landel manages the Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program, manages the Texasinvasives.org website, and collaborates with other agencies and organizations in managing invasive species. He has performed conservation research both in the U.S. and internationally.  
Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. 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

November 19, 2016
Mabel Davis Rose Garden

November 24, 2016 - Garden is Closed



December 2016

December 24 & 25, 2016 - Garden is Closed



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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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