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

Children (Ages 2 & Under) - Free
Youth (Ages 3 - 17), Austin Resident - $3.00
Youth (Ages 3 - 17), Non Austin Resident - $4.00

Adult (Ages 18 - 61), Austin Resident - $6.00
Adult (Ages 18 - 61), Non Austin Resident - $8.00

Senior (Ages 62 & Older), Austin Resident - $5.00
Senior (Ages 62 & Older), Non Austin Resident - $7.00

Credit card, cash or check are accepted at the front gate.

Zilker Botanical Garden's hours are
9:00am- 5:00pm with last entry at 4:30pm

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

November 2019

November 17th, 2019
JASGA's 13th Annual Japan Fall Festival
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Taiko drums, Japanese classical buyo dance and festive dance, traditional musical instrument, the beauty of the Chanoyu tea ceremony, Japanese martial arts, J-fashion show -- all this will bring the esthetic gifts of Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas during the 2019 Japan Fall Festival ~ JASGA's 13th Aki Matsuri.

Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food and sweets, a drink sampler, Japanese arts & games, anime goods, yukata photo booth, calligraphy, hands-on origami, and Japanese traditional and contemporary entertainment. and music performance. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction for items such as airline tickets to Japan, restaurants and massage/spa gift certificates, Japanese art collections, books, anime & festive goods, games, kimono, Obi sash, accessories, door prizes, give away gifts and much more!

Those who wear trendy Japanese fashions such as Tokyo street fashion, lorita fashion, cosplay, and kimono participants are always welcome. You may win at the fashion photo contest. Be a 2019 contest winner!

Cost: Free with regular garden admission.

To learn more about JASGA (Japan-America Society of Greater Austin), please visit their website: https://www.jasga.org/
Follow JASGA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Japan-America-Society-of-Greater-Austin/

November 20th, 2019
"Fall Bulb Bloomers" with Yvonne Schneider - Yaupon Garden Club's Monthly Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please join us for this month's Yaupon Garden Club meeting with Yvonna Schneider! Yvonne, a Master Gardener, will discuss spring and fall bulb bloomers for our gardens. She will walk us through the basics of planting bulbs and how to propagate them. Yvonne retired in 2016 after 35 years in information technology where her travels exposed her to varying cultures and flora. She loves spending her “free time” outdoors, getting her hands in the dirt and cultivating perennials and annuals. Leveraging her love of gardening and community spirit, Yvonne was certified as a Travis County master gardener in 2018, and enjoys the challenge of rocky soil, drought, and wildlife appetites!

RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587535295388637/

November 21st, 2019
"Sugary Spines, Leafy Flowers and Other Unusual Desert Adaptations in Cacti" with Jim Mauseth - TGCOA/ACSS Joint Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Please join us this third Thursday at the Zilker Botanical Garden for Jim Mauseth's presentation on "Sugary Spines, Leafy Flowers and other Unusual Desert Adaptations in Cacti".

Jim Mauseth has been a professor of Botany at the University of Texas at Austin since 1975. His research focuses on the modifications that occurred as the early cacti evolved and diversified to be the wonderful plants we see today. Jim’s specialty is plant anatomy, studying the cells and tissues of cacti and comparing them to the equivalent parts of plants that have more ordinary structures typical of non- succulent plants. He has traveled extensively in South America, and is a Fellow of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

To learn more about The Garden Club of Austin, please visit their website: http://www.thegardenclubofaustin.org/
To learn more about The Austin Cactus & Succulent Society, please visit their website: http://www.austincss.com/


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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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