Join us for Afternoon in the Garden programs, free with paid admission:
December 1st, 1 to 3 pm
“Natural Decorations for the Holidays”
Learn about plants and how they can be used in creating Holiday Decorations. Visit the plants in the garden and make a craft to take home.
December 15th, 1 to 4 pm
“Children in History: Kirsten Celebrates the Season”
Come visit the historic Swedish Cabin and learn about seasonal traditions Kirsten brought from Sweden in the mid-1800’s. Play pioneer party games to celebrate the holidays.
|Saturday & Sunday, Dec 7 & 8
Early close at 3 pm due to road closure for holiday events
Tagged Monarch Butterflies Released
Zilker Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the release of sixteen tagged Monarch Butterflies. These caterpillars were hatched along our Butterfly trail and raised in the greenhouse, emerging from their cocoons 8-10 days after pupating. Since 2012, ZBG has been a registered Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch, a University of Kansas educational outreach program in which 100,000 citizen scientists tag monarchs each fall to track migration patterns. Read more-
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Zilker Botanical Garden!
Zilker Botanical Garden —
located on 30 acres in Austin,
Texas has often been called “the
jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme
gardens such as rose, herb and
Japanese garden are
interconnected with streams,
waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. The
Hartman Prehistoric Garden
recreates local dinosaur habitat.
This garden is a unique
collaboration between The City of
Austin Parks & Recreation
Department (PARD) and the Austin
Area Garden Council (AAGC).
The garden is open to the
public most days year-round and is enjoyed by
over 400,000 visitors each year,
including thousands of school
children from Austin and the
From our annual spring garden festival - Zilker Garden Festival, to AAGC garden club workshops and
plant sales throughout the year, to docent-led tours, we offer our visitors countless ways to enjoy Zilker
See the calendar for details on these events:
Nov 18-Jan 4: Holiday Tree Display in Greene Room
Nov 28: ZBG Closed
Dec 1: Afternoon in the Garden
Dec 3: Holiday Bazaar
Dec 7&8: Early Close at 3pm
Dec 15: Afternoon in the Garden
Dec 24-25: ZBG Closed
Jan 1: ZBG Closed
Jan 5: Afternoon in the Garden
Jan 11: Workshop
Jan 19: Afternoon in the Garden
KLRU's weekly show, Central Texas Gardener, showcases exquisite Central Texas gardens, and hosts local gardening experts. Check out the Central Texas Gardener blog for more gardening info.
ZBG grounds are
normally open 9am - 5:30pm (last entry at 5pm). Hours during Daylight Savings Time are 7am - 7pm (last entry at 6:30pm).
Admission, cash or check, is:
$1 for children (ages 3-12)
$2 for adults, Austin resident
$3 for adults, non-resident
$1 for seniors (age 62 & over)
Please review our visitor
if you are considering a photo session.