Zilker Botanical Gardens

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Zilker Botanical Gardens

Located just south of Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Botanical Garden, “the jewel in the heart of Austin”, blends theme gardens like rose and Japanese gardens with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. You can even find recreations of dinosaur habitats in the The Hartman Prehistoric Garden. Zilker Botanical Garden has year-round events, private and public. Click here to see a calendar of events on the Zilker Botanical Garden website.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

Join the Zilker Docents! Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for “The Jewel In The Heart Of The City” is required. View Schedule Docent Club dues are $10.For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email zilkerdocents@aol.com.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

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Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for “The Jewel In The Heart Of The City” is required. View Schedule Docent Club dues are $10.For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email zilkerdocents@aol.com.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

Welcome to Zilker Botanical Garden! Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 26 fenced acres in Austin, Texas has often been called “the jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme gardens such as rose, herb and Japanese garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. The Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates local dinosaur habitat.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

Zilker Park always promises a good time, and there are so many reasons why it’s considered “Austin’s most-loved park.”  It seems to offer an endless supply of fun for children. No matter if I suggest going to the playground, riding the Zilker Zephyr, digging for dino bones at the Austin Nature and Science Center, or just climbing on the big rocks and running in the field, my kids will always unanimously say “YES!” when asked if they want to go to Zilker.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

Located just south of Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Botanical Garden, “the jewel in the heart of Austin”, blends theme gardens like rose and Japanese gardens with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds. You can even find recreations of dinosaur habitats in the The Hartman Prehistoric Garden.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

My sister, Nancy, who lives in Austin, was my host and guide for the rest of my wildflower tour of Austin and its surroundings. In the city proper we visited Zilker Botanical Garden, a verdant respite with mini-gardens, almost like rooms, spilling from one to another over some 30 acres. With a blacksmith’s shed and antique tools in one spot and fossilized dinosaur footsteps in another, it’s well suited to keep children content and interested while their parents stroll or sit.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

“Great spot to take a walk, interesting plants, tree's and fish” We decided to take a hike in the City and Zilker Botanical Garden's was surprisingly cool. Beautiful plants, tree's etc. Much better than we expected. Reviewed 1 week ago Drew D, Olney, Maryland

“Great spot to take a walk, interesting plants, tree's and fish” Reviewed 1 week ago We decided to take a hike in the City and Zilker Botanical Garden's was surprisingly cool. Beautiful plants, tree's etc. Much better than we expected. Helpful? Thank Drew D Report

Austin is a stop on a major butterfly migration byway; one section of Zilker is chockfull of butterfly bait, particularly plants like sedums, coneflowers and passionflowers. Elsewhere there are waterfalls, streams with rock steps to skip across, and formal rose beds….

A pretty nice place to spend a couple of hours. Certainly not the best botanical gardens I've ever visited, but a nice walk about for a few hours on a nice day anyway. And its location is great, being very close to downtown.

Traveller5324 Canada Level Contributor 20 reviews 8 attraction reviews 5 helpful votes “Nice walk” Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile A pretty nice place to spend a couple of hours. Certainly not the best botanical gardens I've ever visited, but a nice walk about for a few hours on a nice day anyway. And its location is great, being very close to downtown. Helpful? Thank Traveller5324 Report

“Nice walk” Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile A pretty nice place to spend a couple of hours. Certainly not the best botanical gardens I've ever visited, but a nice walk about for a few hours on a nice day anyway. And its location is great, being very close to downtown. Helpful? Thank Traveller5324 Report

josef v Seattle, Washington Level Contributor 128 reviews 29 attraction reviews 34 helpful votes “A pleasant way to spend a morning walking through the gardens” Reviewed 3 weeks ago Given that admission is about $2 a person I can't think of a better attraction and distraction than wandering through this maze of gardens. Good for kids, easy on the feet and just enough unique plants to keep you focused. Helpful? Thank josef v Report

Want to find out more about ZBG? Check out our links to events, guidelines for visitors and photographers, map of the gardens, or AAGC member clubs. Hours and contact information are posted on the home page.

Little in bloom, noise from road, however tranquil enough. Parking limited. Needs more maintenance – perhaps an increase in the entrance would benefit the gardens

ireneinmexico Ajijic, Mexico Level Contributor 7 reviews 1 helpful vote “Morning spring visit” Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile Little in bloom, noise from road, however tranquil enough. Parking limited. Needs more maintenance – perhaps an increase in the entrance would benefit the gardens Helpful? Thank ireneinmexico Report

“Morning spring visit” Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile Little in bloom, noise from road, however tranquil enough. Parking limited. Needs more maintenance – perhaps an increase in the entrance would benefit the gardens Helpful? Thank ireneinmexico Report

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