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

ZBG Calendar of Events

Admission to Zilker Botanical Garden

$1 for children (ages 3-12) & seniors (age 62 & over)
$2 for adults, Austin resident (ages 13-61)
$3 for adults, non-resident
(ages 13-61)
cash or check please

Zilker Botanical Garden's hours are
9:00am- 6:00pm with last entry at 5:30pm


Events listed below are held at Zilker Botanical Garden unless otherwise noted.


May 25th to August 10th
2019 Woodland Faerie Trail

Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail! Miniature Faerie houses of all sorts are created by families, businesses, clubs and groups around Austin, using whimsical design combined with natural materials to highlight native materials and plants found in Texas. Enjoy them before they're gone!


June 2019

June 14th & 15th, 2019
Faerie Trail By Moonlight
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

On a few special evenings each summer, the Faeries' magical nighttime world is open for full-size people to enjoy. The wee folk light up the Garden with thousands of sparkling lights, and offer special entertainment and music. Perfect for families, couples, or anyone who enjoys a stroll through a uniquely lit evening garden. Come dressed in your faerie best if you like! Join in the fun with glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, have your face painted, explore the lighted Faerie Trail by night available, or sit and be mesmerized by special entertainment using LED lights and fire in a mesmerizing dance.

The entrance for this event will be located at the Rose Gate.

Cost:
Kids/Seniors: $2
Austin Residents: $4
Out of Town Residents: $6

RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/559391707919023/?event_time_id=559391721252355

June 17th, 2019
The Garden Club of Austin's Monthly Meeting - Surviving the Texas Heat with Laura Holland
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Come join The Garden Club of Austin’s for their monthly meeting! The program will be “Texas Super Star Plants for your Garden (and the hot Texas summers)” Laura Holland, long time member of The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) and Master Gardener will introduce us to various plant species that tolerate the harsh Texas climate. Laura will have samples of some plants plus some handy-dandy handouts for us to take along home for easy reference.

Check out the Garden Club of Austin's website: http://www.thegardenclubofaustin.org/
RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/449670742486901/


July 2019

July 12th & 13th, 2019
Faerie Trail By Moonlight
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

On a few special evenings each summer, the Faeries' magical nighttime world is open for full-size people to enjoy. The wee folk light up the Garden with thousands of sparkling lights, and offer special entertainment and music. Perfect for families, couples, or anyone who enjoys a stroll through a uniquely lit evening garden. Come dressed in your faerie best if you like! Join in the fun with glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, have your face painted, explore the lighted Faerie Trail by night available, or sit and be mesmerized by special entertainment using LED lights and fire in a mesmerizing dance.

The entrance for this event will be located at the Rose Gate.

Cost:
Kids/Seniors: $2
Austin Residents: $4
Out of Town Residents: $6

RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/559391707919023/?event_time_id=559391721252355

July 13th, 2019
"The Nature & Spirit of Japanese Gardens" Gardening Seminar
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Take a trip to gardens around the world without even leaving Austin. Please join Dr. Molly Ogorzaly as she contrasts Western and Eastern gardening traditions and explains how religious beliefs influenced the conception and construction of Japanese gardens. Dr. Ogorzaly, who holds degrees in agriculture, botany and science education, will share design principles and identify adapted plants that can be used in Central Texas. These designs and plants are featured in Austin’s Taniguchi Japanese Garden, which opened in 1969 and was built by Isamu Taniguchi. In his essay, Spirit of the Garden, Taniguchi shares his motivation in building the garden and his wish that “through the construction of this visible garden, I might provide a symbol of universal peace.”

This great gift to the city is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Over these many years, visitors have enjoyed a tranquil, meditative spot in the middle of Zilker Botanical Garden.

Cost: Free with garden admission

Check out the Travis County Master Gardener's website: http://www.tcmastergardeners.org
For more info, check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/591021444717640/

 

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Zilker Botanical Garden and the Garden Center Building are normally open every day. Additional closures may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Scheduled closures include:

 

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