The Surreal Garden

Returning Spring of 2023! Ion Art will illuminate the Zilker Botanical Garden for the second consecutive year with The Surreal Garden Exhibition. For two weekends in April, experience this neon phenomenon as it enchants the Garden. Support local artists while simultaneously supporting the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy.

What to Expect…

  • Evening soirées
  • Botanical-themed Surreal neon art
  • Interactive art sculptures
  • Local-favorite foods
  • Craft cocktails
  • Live DJ
  • Surreal performers
  • Costumes & dancing

April 6th, 2023 (VIP Night), 6:30 PM—11:00 PM

Pre-Sale Online Ticket: $200 (Limited Quantity Available)

Join us to celebrate the exclusive and one-of-a-kind opening night of The Surreal Garden! VIP tickets include food tastings and craft cocktails.

April 7-8 & 13-15 (General Admission), 6:30 PM—11:00 PM

Pre-Sale Online Ticket Special: $40, $50 at the door

Dress in your Surreal best and enjoy a night full of neon, art, music, costumes, live entertainment, dancing, local-favorite food trailers, cash bars, interactive sculptures, and more!

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25% of event proceeds benefit the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

A portion of the proceeds of the Surreal Garden event will benefit the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy (ZBGC), a 501c(3) established in 2015 to advance the capacity and status of Zilker Botanical Garden. The Garden is now managed as a public-private partnership between the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the ZBGC.

Thank you to our sponsors!