Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin Area Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746 - 512-477-8672

The Gardens of ZBG

Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 26 fenced 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. The Garden is the centerpiece of Zilker Park and the Lady Bird Johnson Lake (Colorado River) corridor and is its most extensively used facility. Over 300,000 people annually visit the gardens from across Texas and the U.S., as well as over 100 countries.

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The Garden Center has been an on-going project of the Austin Area Garden Council and currently provides meeting space, garden offices, the gift shop, and public restrooms. Revolving educational displays and info on garden clubs in Austin are available in the Greene Room. While there, enjoy the original stained glass panel depicting varieties of bromeliads. This beautiful piece was created and given to the center by Tony Novak. Also found in the Greene Room is a bust of Isamu Taniguchi, sculpted by Suzanne Wright Crain, cast by Michael Hall to celebrate the contributions of Mr. Taniguchi toward the beautification of Austin. Seen from the garden center, the Violet Crown Fountain attracts birds of all species and gives an illusion of coolness and beauty to this quiet corner of the garden. The Info Kiosk provides a detailed map of the grounds and notes of interest to visitors.

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