Hours & Admissions

Garden Hours

The garden is open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. We are closed for major holidays and Austin City Limits Fest.

Admissions and Tickets

NOTE: All visitors must pre-purchase tickets before arriving at the garden.

To gain entrance to Zilker Botanical Garden, tickets must be pre-purchased online prior to arrival. Parking is limited (but free!); number of vehicles per group must be indicated within ticket purchase.

Become a member today! Joining today allows you unlimited access for the next year to the Garden 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.

Resident and Non-Resident General Admissions

If you are unsure if you’re an Austin resident, please refer to the attached list of zip codes that can qualify you as an Austin resident.

Member Admissions

Museums for All Admissions


Members – Free

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

Free Days at the Zilker Botanical Garden

Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy has planned to host free days in 2020.

On Free Days, no admission price is required, but donations are always welcome.

  • PENDING Saturday,  August 8th
  • PENDING Thursdays, June 11, July 9, and Aug 13 (extended hour Thursdays during the Woodland Faerie Trail Special Exhibit)