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.

August 2019

August 26th, 2019
Austin Butterfly Forum's Monthly Meeting - "A Moth Odyssey" with Ann Hendrickson
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join the Austin Butterfly Forum for their monthly meeting and get ready to learn about all things 'MOTH' with Ann Hendrickson! Ann is a self taught naturalist who has been studying the flora and fauna on their property near Camp Wood for the past 19 years. In 2012 she purchased a black light set up to attract moths and became “hooked” on identifying anything that shows up on her sheet ever since. She is a contributing editor on Bug Guide, provides photographs for Moth Photographers Group and has worked with Dr. David Wagner collecting and egging specimens for some of his unpublished work on western caterpillars. Ann has reared broods of over 40 different species of moths from eggs, sends specimens to the University of Guelph for DNA extraction and is currently obsessed with learning to dissect for identification purposes.

Check out the Austin Butterfly Forum's website: austinbutterflies.org
RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582686368532906/

August 31st & September 1st, 2019
Austin Cactus and Succulent Society Fall 2019 Show and Sale
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society will host its Fall Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st, within the Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens! The show offers visitors a chance to see rare and beautiful cacti and succulent species from around the world. Several vendors from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico will sell native and exotic cacti and succulents, and hand-made pottery at reasonable prices. There will be a daily silent auction and hourly plant raffle of rare and collectible cacti and succulents. Educational information, literature, and expert advice will be available. Come and bring a friend!

Cost: Free with garden admission

Check out the Austin Cactus and Succulent Society's website: http://www.austincss.com/

September 2019

September 14th, 2019
"Selection, Planting and Care of Your Trees" Gardening Seminar
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Get ready for tree planting season! There are many types of trees, such as ornamental or fruit trees, understory or large shade trees, deciduous or evergreen trees, that are native to Central Texas and will thrive here. Matching a tree’s characteristics and growing requirements with your personal preferences is the first step to successfully adding or replacing trePlanting the tree in the right season, ideally between October and April here in Central Texas, allows the tree’s roots to grow and get established before the heat of the summer is upon us.es that will increase the value of your property and bring you enjoyment for many years. Please join Master Gardener Jerry Naiser as he takes you through the steps of selecting, planting and caring for your trees.

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/418285478969885/

September 21st & 22nd, 2019
The 26th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Texas Bamboo Festival is the annual fund raiser for the Texas Bamboo Society Chapter of the American Bamboo Society, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to provide research, information, education, assistance to public bamboo gardens, support for bamboo artists, and to bring new varieties to the multi-state region represented by the Texas Bamboo Society! The festival brings bamboo enthusiasts together to share their passion & love of living and working with bamboo! Talk to bamboo experts and learn about growing, controlling, grooming & explore different ways to use bamboo. Fun and wisdom for all! Bamboo Plants & Crafts will be for sale, as well as a silent auction.

This year the Texas Bamboo Festival Date Coincides with International Day of Peace - September 21st! In honor or the International Day of Peace we will have a free workshop on how to make an origami crane.

Cost: Free with garden admission

Check out the Austin Bamboo Society's website: http://www.bamboocentral.net/
For more info, check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1248386268655646/


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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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