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.


October 20 & 21, 2018
Violet Crown Garden Club
Falling for Fairy Tales
Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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October 27, 2018
Roots & Wings Festival
Saturday 9:00  am – 2:00 pm

Celebrating trees, pollinators, and all creatures!
On Halloween weekend, we invite you to explore the outdoors, get your face painted, and celebrate in your best nature-themed costume!

The Roots & Wings Festival is a combined community-wide appreciation party for Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day. This day of celebration just needs you! Come in costume or visit the costume creation station as we fill Zilker Botanical Garden with butterflies, bugs, and faeries. Let nature be your inspiration!


October 27, 2018
Porcelain Art Club Show & Sale
Saturday 10:00  am – 4:00 pm
First Austin African Violet Society will have a one day Fall plant sale during the Porcelain Art and Plant Sale at the Austin Area Garden Center on October 27, 2018. African violet and other gesneriad plants and supplies will be for sale. The Porcelain Art Club of Texas will also be selling porcelain art.  

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November 2018

November 3, 2018
Moonflower Herb Festival
Saturday 9:00  am – 6:00 pm
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Zilker Botanical Gardens and Moonflower Herb Festival are pleased to announce that patrons visiting the garden on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:00  am – 6:00 pm, will be able to enjoy an outdoor event with booths and vendors relating to native herbs and their traditions. (with paid admission to ZBG, $2 adults, $1 child and seniors).

Moonflower Herb Fest gathers herbalists and herb lovers together to celebrate and share their experiences with regional plant medicines and plant healing. Their mission is to strengthen the herbal community in Central Texas by connecting new and experienced herbalists together to share information.  They give special space for elders & mentors who have studied for decades, to be able to share deep and meaningful knowledge about plants. Though regional in focus, they seek to offer different cultural approaches and traditions that use plants today. They strive to offer a schedule of classes that will appeal to both beginners and advanced plant lovers alike, with a special focus on native herbs and traditions.

Anyone interested in attending the indoor symposium please visit http://www.moonflowerherbfest.com/ to register.


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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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