Community Programs

Dino Days

Each February the Garden celebrates the Cretaceous period with partners like the Austin Nature and Science Center & the Paleontological Society of Austin to provide engaging learning opportunities during Dino Days. Activities include fossil finds, a lesson in spore-bearing plants and plant evolution, and more!

The Woodland Faerie Trail

On display now! A cherished community event, the Woodland Faerie Trail engages the imagination of adults and children alike. Each Spring the Garden hosts faerie homes made by the community as well as workshops and faerie-lore activities. Learn more here.

Wellness Programs

The Conservancy partners with local wellness instructors to offer a variety of opportunities for adults and children alike. Spring Wellness has ended, stay tuned for upcoming offerings!

Bands in Bloom

Families gather to enjoy music in the shade of the Mabel Davis Rose Garden, featuring emerging Austin musicians and a relaxing summer night. This program occurs after hours and is free to the public. Learn more here.

Dog Days

While the Garden is dog-friendly every day, in late summer we celebrate our furry friends! Dog Days features pup pools, local dog-centric vendors, and even pups up for adoption. This event is included with admission, free for members & free for pups.

Roots & Wings

The Roots & Wings Festival originated at the Zilker Botanical Garden, and the Garden remains a key host site for the festival. In October, the 6th annual celebration will include a walk-through butterfly tent, butterfly releases, monarch tagging, and tree climbs. Attendance is included with admission, free for members.

Yule in the Garden

In December, the Conservancy will host its third annual Yule Celebration, with nature-based activities and family crafts. A local string quartet will play festive music and local vendors will provide holiday treats. Yule in the Garden is included with admission and free for members.