|Featured ZBG Events
|22nd Annual Austin
Pond & Garden Tour
Saturday, June 4 - South and Central Austin (9 AM to 5 PM)
Saturday Night - Two ponds - South Austin (8 PM to 10:00 PM)
Sunday, June 5 - North Austin (9 AM to 5 PM)
or go to AustinPondSociety.org
Austin Daylily Society
Show & Sale
Saturday, May 28th - from 1:00-4:00pm
Hundreds of colorful and unusual blooms
will be featured in the show and available
for sale. FREE and open to the public!
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Annual Garden Club
Show & Plant Sale
June 4-5, 2016
The Garden Club of Austin announces its annual
open juried show and plant sale at Zilker Botanical Gardens.
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Travis County Master Gardeners Seminars
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10am - Noon
Zilker Botanical Gardens 2220 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX
A fire action plan saves lives and property through advance planning. Learn how to take steps to protect yourself and help first responders help you! Master Gardener Cher Coleman will provide you with landscaping tips to create a defensible space, things you can do to make your home more fire resistant. Review checklists for family preparedness, disaster plans and evacuations provided by the Texas Forestry Service and the Austin Fire 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
Upcoming Seminars at Zilker Botanical Gardens
- July 16 - Easy Composting with Worms!
- Aug 6 - Growing Green in Austin
- Nov 12 - Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives
Join us for the 4th Annual Woodland Faerie Trail
May 16th- June 24th, 2016, 7 am- 6:30 pm Daily, Free with Paid Admission to the Garden
The Award-Winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others.
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|Join the Zilker Docents!
Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for "The Jewel In The Heart Of The City" is required. View Schedule
For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Docent Club dues are $10..
All City Park volunteers are required to complete background checks. Forms will be available at the garden center, beginning with the 2/27 meeting.
Zilker Garden Festival April 2-3 Docents will volunteer with golf cart drivers (training required) & back gate admissions.
Visit our Gift Shop, Chrysalis, for faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items. More info on our Gift Shop
Texas Homes for Sale,recently featured us in an article about Faerie Trails and Monarch Butterflies: The Zilker Botanical Garden.
Zilker Botanical Garden!
Zilker Botanical Garden —
located on 26 fenced 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 100,000 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
ZBG VIRTUAL TOURS
ZBG's hours are 7am -7pm, with 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.