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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

April 2014

 

Grow GreenWednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
2014 Grow Green Homeowner’s Landscape Training

Celebrate Earth Day by joining the City of Austin Grow Green team for our spring homeowner's landscape training. Registration: $10 per person, click here to register and for more information. Contact Denise Delaney, (512) 974-2581,  Denise.Delaney@austintexas.gov. This class is presented by The City of Austin Grow Green Team.  www.GrowGreen.org

 

Saturday, April 26 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.

 

May 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014
9am - 4pm
Travis County Master Gardeners - Inside Austin Gardens Tour
insideaustingardens.org

(not at ZBG)

Saturday, May 3
10am - 4pm
Butterfly Forum Workshop
www.austinbutterflies.org

Saturday, May 3 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.

Sunday, May 4, noon - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

 

Saturday, May 10 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.


Saturday, May 17
9 - 11am or 12 - 2pm
Faerie Landscaping Workshop
Registration required.

 

Iris Show Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18
10am - 5pm
Austin Bonsai Society Show and Sale

http://www.austinbonsaisociety.com/

 

Sunday, May 18, noon - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

 

Austin Daylily Society ShowSaturday, May 24
1 - 4pm
Austin Daylily Society Show
http://www.austindaylily.org/

 

Saturday, May 24 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.

May 26
Final day of Woodland Faerie Trail

 

 

June 2014

Sunday, June 1, noon - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden


Saturday, June 7, 10am - 5pm
The Garden Club of Austin (TGCA) Show & Sale
www.thegardenclubofaustin.org

Sunday, June 8, 10am - 4pm
The Garden Club of Austin (TGCA) Show & Sale
www.thegardenclubofaustin.org

Saturday, June 14 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.

Sunday, June 15, noon - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

Saturday, June 21
TCMG Educational Workshop: Composting for the Home Garden
Pat Mokry, Master Gardener and compost specialist, will teach the methods of constructing different composting systems to turn kitchen 'trash' into garden treasure. You'll be both informed and entertained by Pat's presentation on how to use this valuable soil amendment to increase your garden's fertility and productivity.
www.tcmastergardeners.org

 

July 2014

July 4
ZBG closed

July 6, 12 noon - 4pm
Afternoon in the Garden

Saturday, July 12 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.

Saturday, July 19
10am - noon
TCMG Educational Workshop: Beekeeping
Chris Doggett, of Williamson County Beekeepers Association, will share his knowledge and expertise in raising and managing bees on Saturday, July 19th, from 10 am to noon.  Learn how to provide a healthy and attractive environment for bees, whether you have a backyard hive or acres of crops needing pollination.  A delightful speaker with hands-on experience, Chris will gladly answer your questions and concerns to take the mystery out of beekeeping.

 

August 2014

Saturday, Aug 9 (weather permitting)
Docent Led Tour
Meet in front of the Gift Shop at 9:30am. Full details are at bottom of this page.

 

 

Docent Led Tours

Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 26 acres of varied topography on the south bank of the Colorado River near downtown Austin. Its diverse topography is especially suited to depicting different habitats and displaying an array of native, hybrid and exotic plants.  There are seven gardens to explore:

Austin Area Garden Council docents will be offering guided tours on selected Saturdays, starting at 9:30 a.m.   A tour can last up to 90 minutes if all gardens are visited.  Tours are flexible and participants may depart from the tour group at any time.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended because the botanical garden has varied terrain; ADA trails are available in certain areas.  Bottled water and mosquito repellent are available for purchase at the Garden Center gift shop.  Please see above calendar for specific dates of the tours.

For more information call the Gift Shop at 512-477-8672 x14. No reservations are needed.

View hours.

Please note parking information and the following closure information.

ClosedZilker Botanical Garden and the Garden Center Building are normally open every day. Additional closures may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Scheduled closures include:

  • holidays including but not limited to Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  • the day prior to our Spring festival, Zilker Garden Festival.
  • during the Zilker Kite Festival, usually held in the Spring.
  • during Austin City Limits Music Festival.

 

 
©Austin Area Garden Council
Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin TX 78746
512.477.8672
info@zilkergarden.org