Hours & Admissions

Zilker Botanical Garden will be closed until further notice.

Garden Hours

The garden is open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. The garden is closed for major holidays and 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 2020, Zilker Botanical Garden will be closed New Year’s Day, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Admissions and Tickets

As of Friday, July 3rd, Zilker Botanical Garden will be temporarily closed until further notice. Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates.

Becoming a member 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.


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

Note: 2020 Free Days at the garden are temporarily postponed until we reopen.

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.

Note: On Free Days, general admission parking is available on Stratford Drive.

ADA access is available at the entrance on Barton Springs Drive.

NOTE: all visitors to ZBG during the 2020 Free Days must park in the lot on Stratford Drive and enter through the back entrance, at the lower section of the garden. 

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.

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