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Roots & Wings Festival Celebration

October 29 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Included with admission, free for Conservancy members

The Garden is excited to be hosting this official Roots & Wings Festival Event! The Roots & Wings Festival is held from Saturday, October 22, through Saturday, November 5, and is a community-wide celebration honoring Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day in Austin. Join us in celebrating the Roots & Wings Festival on October 29th, 2022 for the Roots & Wings Celebration at Zilker Botanical Garden.

Don’t miss as our special event host Professor Pricklethorn provides educational entertainment at the Oak Grove stage. Walk through a butterfly tent with live butterflies, tag a monarch butterfly to support scientific research, witness a butterfly release, visit our hummingbird garden to learn about hummingbird feeder care and planting native hummingbird attracting plants, learn about how to make a bat house or solitary bee habitat in your yard, dissect a dead log to learn about the value of trees in forests, and so much more!

Explore the Garden and search for pollinator icons to learn about over 40 plants that sustain different stages of butterfly lifecycles, attract hummingbirds, or support bees!

There will be giveaways including transplants of pollinator plants and wildflower seed packets.

Themed event tables and activities open at 9 am and will be closed at 1 pm.

9 am-1 pm: Join in the Oak Grove for monarch banding and tagging and fun family-friendly activities for all, and even walk through a tent with 200 live butterflies.

9 am-11 am: Volunteer with the Violet Crown Garden Club and help plant pollinator plants in the Children’s Garden. Register in advance via this link.

11 am-12 pm: Join as Professor Pricklethorn gives an entertaining educational presentation about trees.

12pm, 1pm: Monarch Release in the pollinator garden.

Zilker Botanical Garden offers multiple special events during the Roots & Wings Festival, which are included with the price of admission and free for members.  

This event is part of the Roots & Wings Festival, Austin’s annual celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day. The Roots & Wings Festival is held each fall and is sponsored by the City of Austin and its partners. This year’s Festival runs through November 5th. You can learn more and find more related events by visiting www.rootsandwingsfest.com.

Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78746
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