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.


February 2020

February 15th, 2020
Austin Rose Society's 2020 Rose Workshop
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Almost time again for the annual Rose Workshop presented by the Austin Rose Society! Join ARS for a free rose workshop where they will teach you techniques on planting, pruning, propagation and much more in order to successfully grow roses in Central Texas!

Cost: Free with garden admission.

Learn more about the Austin Rose Society on their website: austinrosesociety.org/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/456434725014038/

February 17th, 2020
2020 Free Days at the Garden
All Day

The Zilker Botanical Garden and the City of Austin are thrilled to announce the 2020 Free Days at the Garden! During these eight days in 2020, the Garden will waive all entry fees to the 26-acre grounds and encourages everyone in the Austin area to enjoy the verdant serenity of the garden.

Learn more on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/zilkerbotanicalgarden

February 17th, 2020
"Lighting and Design in the Garden" with Bill Biggadike - Austin Pond Society's Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This month, The Austin Pond Society invites you to come learn about Lighting and Design in the Garden, with special speaker Bill Biggadike of Biggadike & Associates! His lighting and design company creates secure and captivating night time living environments that highlight the unique landscape and aesthetic features of any home, garden, or business. You won't want to miss this lecture!

Learn more about The Austin Pond Society on their website: http://www.austinpondsociety.org/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579936815478136/

February 19th, 2020
"Pretty Faces for Shady Places" with Yvonne Schneider - Yaupon Garden Club's Monthly Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join the Yaupon Garden Club for this month's club meeting with speaker, Yvonne Scheider, who has been a Master Gardener since 2018! Together, we will take a look at perennials that perform well with semi-shade to full shade. Yvonne will also include a few no-perennials as evergreen alternatives for our gardens. She will provide handouts with plants that have an Earth-Kind rating to guide the gardener in areas of water use, soil requirements, fertilization needs, heat tolerance and pest/disease resistance. She will also discuss plants that are deer, rabbit or wildlife resistance.

Cost: This event is free with general admission fee. If you are a member of this club or ZBGC, you do not have to pay admission.

RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178232306738118/

February 20th, 2020
"Documenting Plant Diversity in Space and Time: The Role of Plant Specimens and Herbaria" with Dr. George Yatskievych - Optimistic Garden Club's Monthly Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Optimistic Garden Club invites you to join us for this educational lecture about plant documentation with special speaker Dr. George Yatskievych, a Botanist and Curator of the Billie L. Turner Resource Center, at the University of Texas in Austin,Texas! This lecture will be all about the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of collecting non-living plant specimens and the role that the Billie L. Turner Resource Center has in this process. Don't miss out!

Cost: This event is free with general admission fee. If you are a member of this club or ZBGC, you do not have to pay admission.

RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182781089658530/

February 20th, 2020
"Conservation of Cacti and Succulents Around the World" with Woody Minnich - Austin Cactus and Succulent Society's Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join the Austin Cactus and Succulent Society for their February meeting all about Cactus & Succulent Conservation! Woody Minnich, who is a Cactus & Succulent professional, as well as a Board Member of our club, will educated us on all he knows about these plants and dealing with them in different habitats! Don't miss out!

Learn more about The Austin Butterfly Forum on their website: http://www.austincss.com/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/588193375295094/

February 22nd, 2020
The 2020 Faerie Tea Parties at Zilker Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Faeries are landing at the Zilker Botanical Garden! We want to welcome them to the Garden and get prepared for the joys of springtime. Please join us for our 2020 Faerie Tea Parties dressed in your faerie best, where you can take home a plant to invite faeries into your own garden, enjoy refreshments with friends, and look for signs of faerie landings throughout the Garden!

Light refreshments included. No walk-in or day-of registration is available, and registration must be done online. Limited space available.

Cost/child: $22 for COA residents, $24 for non-residents

Registration is LIVE!: austintexas.gov/parksonline
Learn more on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/483006749080045/

February 23rd, 2020
"Share Your Begonias" with The Austin Area Begonia Society!
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Austin Area Begonia Society wants YOU to come share your begonias with all the love them! This month's meeting for the club will consist of a group begonia share, where you can interact with other gardeners who show off their best and worst begonia babies! Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon full of learning and new ideas on how to grow these wonderful and diverse plants!

Cost: This event is free with general admission fee. If you are a member of this club or ZBGC, you do not have to pay admission.

Learn more about The Austin Area Begonia Society on their website: http://www.kenfuchs42.net/aabs_aabs.html
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/580942006093787/

February 24th, 2020
"Discovering Leaf Mining Insects" with Mike Palmer, Ph.D - Austin Butterfly Forum's Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Austin Butterfly Forum invites you to join them for this month's meeting to learn all about Leaf Mining Insects from Mike Palmer, Ph.D! Leafmining insects represent a bewildering variety of taxa that have mastered a very particular niche. Although their study goes back centuries, it is possible for dedicated amateurs to make substantial contributions to the field. Indeed, a number of advances in technology and resources (especially the recently published Leafminers of North America by Charley Eiseman) herald a golden era of leafminer research. The most important factor facilitating developments is the generosity and interconnectivity of researchers, as well as the growing number of enthusiasts.

Mike Palmer received his PhD in Botany at Duke University in 1988, and then did postdoctoral research on biodiversity scaling at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens. He joined the Botany (now PBEE) faculty at Oklahoma State University in 1990, and retired in 2017 at the rank of Regents Professor. Mike has performed research on multivariate methods, quantitative floristics, forest dynamics, fire ecology, plant virus ecology, and theoretical studies. In his retirement, he is returning to his childhood interest in insect natural history.

Learn more about The Austin Butterfly Forum on their website: http://austinbutterflies.org/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587606675426876/

February 26th, 2020
"Growing for Show" with Jim & Glenda Williams - The First Austin African Violet Society's Monthly Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ever been interested in what all goes into an African Violet Plant Show? Well, the First Austin African Violet Society would love to help you learn how! Join us for a wonderful lecture put on by Jim and Glenda Williams that will inform you on everything you should know about these plant shows. Learn how to grow your plants just for judging and understand how design entries are critiqued. Bring lots of questions!

Cost: This event is free with general admission fee. If you are a member of this club or ZBGC, you do not have to pay admission.

Learn more about The First Austin African Violet Society on their website: http://www.avsa.org/node/25820
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/189472585476890/

February 27th, 2020
"If Plants Could Talk . . ." with Reeve Hobbie - The Garden Club of Austin's Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Come join The Garden Club of Austin’s February meeting for this fascinating presentation by Travis County Master Gardener Reeve Hobbie at the Zilker Botanical Garden’s (ZBG) auditorium. In a brand-new presentation, “If Plants Could Talk,” Reeve will reveal aspects of Texas flora you probably never knew. From our tiniest grasses to our majestic trees, he’ll dispel some old myths and share some interesting and often historical facts about them. You’ll just want to hear firsthand what the plants have to say! All are welcome -- gardening newbies and seasoned gardeners alike.  And if you are new to Central Texas, TGCOA is a great place to get helpful gardening information on what to plant in your yard or on your patio or balcony.

Learn more about The Garden Club of Austin on their website: http://www.thegardenclubofaustin.org/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185966599284276/

February 29th, 2020
The Heart of Texas Orchid Society’s 49th Annual Orchid Show & Sale - "Leap into Orchidelirium . . ."
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Surround yourself with orchids, and join us for the 49th Annual Orichid Show & Sale, presented by The Heart of Texas Orchid Society! Experience award winning orchids, as well as beautiful specimens you can purchase for your own collections. Raffle prizes and children's activities make this a family fun event!

Learn more on The Heart of Texas Orchid Society's website: http://www.hotos.org/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329949061262732/


March 2020

March 1st, 2020
The Heart of Texas Orchid Society’s 49th Annual Orchid Show & Sale - "Leap into Orchidelirium . . ."
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Surround yourself with orchids, and join us for the 49th Annual Orichid Show & Sale, presented by The Heart of Texas Orchid Society! Experience award winning orchids, as well as beautiful specimens you can purchase for your own collections. Raffle prizes and children's activities make this a family fun event!

Learn more on The Heart of Texas Orchid Society's website: http://www.hotos.org/
RSVP via Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329949061262732/

March 17th, 2020
2020 Free Days at the Garden
All Day

The Zilker Botanical Garden and the City of Austin are thrilled to announce the 2020 Free Days at the Garden! During these eight days in 2020, the Garden will waive all entry fees to the 26-acre grounds and encourages everyone in the Austin area to enjoy the verdant serenity of the garden.

Learn more on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/zilkerbotanicalgarden

March 28th, 2020
2020 Free Days at the Garden
All Day

The Zilker Botanical Garden and the City of Austin are thrilled to announce the 2020 Free Days at the Garden! During these eight days in 2020, the Garden will waive all entry fees to the 26-acre grounds and encourages everyone in the Austin area to enjoy the verdant serenity of the garden.

Learn more on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/zilkerbotanicalgarden

 

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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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