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Travis County Master Gardeners presentations:

Faerie Homes & Gardens 2015

Faerie Homes
  and Gardens

3rd Annual
Woodland Faerie Trail
March 16 - May 26, 2015

Full details here-

Come for a free Docent-led tour of the Garden at 9:30 am on the following second-Saturdays (weather permitting):

  • February 14, 2015
  • March 14, 2015

Get all the details here for the free tour-

Zilker Garden Festival
58th Zilker Garden Festival,
March 28-29, 2015…
Mark yourcalendars!

Details here-

ZBG Newsletter
View the Winter 2014 issue
or prior issues of our newsletter,
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Faerie WingsVisit our Gift Shop, Chrysalis, for faerie adornments, gardening books, jewelry, and other unique items.
More info-


Zilker Garden Festival
57th Zilker Garden Festival Celebrates a Successful Year…
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Welcome to 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 surrounding communities.

floraFrom 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 Botanical Garden.

ZBG Highlights

See the calendar for details on these events:

Jan 26
Story Time in the Garden

Jan 31
Home Fruit Production

Feb 1
Afternoon in the Garden:
Dinosaur Detectives

Feb 7
Travis County Master Gardeners "Roses"

Feb 14
Docent-Led tour

Feb 15
Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries and their Flowers

Feb 23
Story Time in the Garden

Mar 14
Docent-Led tour

Mar 16
Woodland Faerie Trail opens

Mar 28-29
Zilker Garden Festival

April 12
Faerie Tea Party

May 16
Faerie Landscaping Workshop


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's winter hours are 9am - 5:30pm (last entry at 5pm).

Admission, cash or check, is:
$1 for children
(ages 3-12)
$2 for adults, Austin resident
(ages 13-61)
$3 for adults, non-resident

(ages 13-61)
$1 for seniors
(age 62 & over)

Please review our visitor guidelines, especially if you are considering a photo session.

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Austin Area Garden Council