|Featured ZBG Events
| FREE Growing Roses Workshop
The Austin Rose Society is presenting a workshop, Saturday, Feburary 13, on growing and care of roses at the Garden Center auditorium, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Zilker Botanical Garden.
Hours are from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Presentations on Earth Kind Roses and Rose Pests, as well as rose planting, soils and fertilizing.
The horticulture staff of the Austin Parks and Recreation staff will conduct a briefing
about the Mabel Davis Rose garden and present a demonstration of rose pruning.
The workshop is free, parking is $ 2:00. Call 512 836 4679 for more information.
Zilker Botanical Gardens Virtual Tour
Participate in an innovative Virtual Tour of the Zilker Botanical Gardens for use on phones, tablets, and computers which is available in both English and Spanish. Click on either version for a guided tour of 11 garden areas:
This is a large download, you may experience delays. Please let us know your experience and we will work to make this exciting new educational guide to our gardens more user friendly. We also would like to know how the information was helpful to you as well as what information you would like in future. Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Join us for the 4th Annual Woodland Faerie Trail
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. To enter your Faerie Home creation for installation along the Woodland Faerie Trail, complete the application on link below and register by April 29th, 2016. View more information>>
Drought Resistant Landscape
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County is offering monthly public seminars on Dealing with Drought in the Landscape. Learn ways to help your landscape and garden perform while conserving, preserving and protecting our water resources.
- February 11 - Effects on Insect Ecology: How You Can Help - Wizzie Brown
- March 10 - Lawn Maintenance for Water Conservation - Daphne Richards
- April 14 - Rainwater Harvesting for Landscape Use - Ed Parken
- May 12 - Tree Care - Lara Schuman
- June 9 - Texas Tough Plants - Meredith O’Reilly
10 a.m. to noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service‐Travis County,
1600‐B Smith Road, Austin, 78721
Cost: $10/seminar for early registration; $15/seminar for late or on‐site
Register by Phone: 979‐845‐2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512‐854‐9610 or email@example.com
|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.
Garden of the dinosaurs: Hartman Prehistoric Garden
Want to see the original native plants of central Texas? Take a stroll through Hartman Prehistoric Garden
at Austin’s Zilker Botanical Garden
. Designed to resemble a landscape that dinosaurs would have roamed, Hartman represents the late Cretaceous period (which ended 65 million years ago), when the shallow sea that covered Texas began to recede and flowering plants evolved, adding diversity to Jurassic-era, spore-producing plants like horsetail and ferns.
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
Calendar List of Events
ZBG's hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
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.