The Zilker Botanical Garden is open with limited admissions in order to maintain safe and appropriate social distancing. Advance reservations are required to guarantee a spot. We ask that you arrive within your reserved time slot and enjoy your visit. Please enjoy your visit while observing safe practices. Click here to learn more about our safety procedures in place at Zilker Botanical Garden.
The Garden is not able to offer guided programs as of March 10, 2021. Learn More Here
The garden is open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. The garden is closed for major holidays and (typically during Austin City Limits Fest.) The garden opens at 9 am daily and closes at 6 pm, with final entry 30 minutes prior to closing.
In 2021, Zilker Botanical Garden will be closed on New Year’s Day, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Admissions and Tickets
Zilker Botanical Garden is open with limited admissions in order to maintain safe and appropriate social distancing. Advance reservations are required to guarantee a spot. We ask that you arrive within your reserved time slot and enjoy your visit. You can purchase tickets with the links below.
Becoming a member today allows you unlimited access to the Garden for the next year as well as reciprocal access to all American Horticulture Society gardens: 330-plus gardens, arboretum, and conservatories in the country, including Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin. You can reserve member tickets below.
General admission tickets cover residents and non-residents of Austin. Details and prices are listed below. To purchase general admission tickets, click the button above. When you arrive at Zilker Botanical Garden, you will be scanned in with a QR code that will be sent to your email. The admission entry time that you select is the time during which you are expected to arrive at the garden, and does not limit the length of your visit.
Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free access to Zilker Botanical Garden. You can reserve your tickets at the link below. When you arrive at Zilker Botanical Garden, you will be scanned in with a QR code that will be sent to your email. You will also be asked to present your EBT card. Zilker Botanical Garden invites all families with Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, WIC cards, STAR cards, CHIP cards, Medicaid cards and MAP identification cards to show their card(s) to receive FREE General Admission tickets. Maintaining affordable access for everyone is a top priority for ZBG.
Zilker Botanical Garden participates in the American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) which entitles you to special admission privileges and discounts at 330+ gardens throughout North America. Reserve your tickets and present your current membership card at the admissions counter. Please remember that the gardens you visit rely on admission and donations to maintain their collections and gardens for all to enjoy, so please consider making a contribution on your visit. Thank you for your interest and support of Public Gardens. Follow this link to learn more.
Members – Free
- Not a member? Join today
Children (ages 2 & Under) – Free
Youth – (ages 3 & 17)
- Austin Resident $3
- Non Austin Resident $4
Adults – (ages 18 & 61)
- Austin Resident $6
- Non Austin Resident $8
Seniors – (ages 62 & Over)
- Austin Resident $5
- Non-Austin Resident $7
Your ticket purchase helps support the mission of Zilker Botanical Garden, so please note the garden does not provide refunds; however, admission at a later date due to weather or schedule conflict is allowed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to change the date of your visit.
Free Days at the Zilker Botanical Garden
Upcoming free days: May 2nd, July 17th, September 12th, November 11th, December 27th
On Free Days, no admission price is required, but donations are always welcome.
The Garden is a sanctuary, a place to be in touch with the seasons and refresh our spirits. That is why the City of Austin in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department offers “free days” to Zilker Botanical Garden, thus waiving visitor fees. Due to Covid-19 capacity limits, reservations must be made online prior to admission to the garden.
Please reserve tickets via the link to ensure you arrive at the garden during the specified time and enter with limited contact.
ADA access is available at the entrance on Barton Springs Drive.
Please enjoy your visit! At the admission kiosk, staff will scan your ticket from your phone or printed receipt to allow entrance to the garden. Be sure your entire party checks in together during the time-frame purchased. All guests are asked to adhere to safe social distancing guidelines, and we recommend wearing a mask during your visit. Re-entry is not currently permitted.
Thank you for visiting our urban oasis. Please note Garden trails are temporarily one way. Visit zilkergarden.org/map-gardens/ to view a map.