These 22 amazing acres overlook the Zilker Park fields bordering Barton Springs Road. The garden is actually comprised of ... More
Zilker Botanical Garden
These 22 amazing acres overlook the Zilker Park fields bordering Barton Springs Road. The garden is actually comprised of several different gardens, including the Cactus and Succulent, Xeriscape, Herb and Fragrance, Rose, Azalea, Butterfly and Taniguchi Gardens. Taniguchi is a beautiful Japanese landscape with a waterfall, running stream, lily ponds and wooden bridges. The lush, peaceful grounds are commonly perused by artists and writers searching for inspiration, and by others just looking for solitude amid the city. See their website for further information.
Awesome garden including a bronze dinosaur in the center of a misty pond. Beautiful, lush ferns everywhere...feels like you stepped back in time!!!!
The botanical gardens are amazing...the Prehistoric garden is hidden all the way down the bottom towards the soccer feilds. Bring a camera!!!
Our family loved this garden. March had perfect strolling weather (70's and sunny). My son loved the Oriental Garden because they have a neat wood bridge, stepping stones over the pond, and a koi pond with HUGE koi in it. In some of the other sections, he took pictures of the squirrels, butterflies on flowers, etc and he is only six. My husband even enjoyed walking around with the nice weather and atmosphere.
Went to ZBG for the first time today. As with much of Austin, horribly insufficient parking, can't legally (or safely) turn left to exit, and overcrowded. Rather than re-navigate Barton Springs to get to the other lot we gave up and donated the tickets to another guest and just left. City of Austin's policy is no refunds. Good luck parking in the street if you decide to.
From the Gardens to the Events it's always fun. Touring the gardens or going to the various gardening events throughout the year is always a great way to spend the day. The Kite festival and the Music events are also great things to see at Zilker. The Trail of Lights at Christmas time is a must see.
I absolutely love this place! My kids (8 & 10) and I visited here for the first time this spring, it was beautiful. It is so peaceful and quiet, with plenty of photo opportunities. My kids loved the Japanese gardens - they loved the rock path through the pond! Unfortunately some of the flowers were quite wilted due to the drought and heat, but still a lovely place to visit. Probably best to visit early spring or late fall when the Texas heat hasn't quite hit!!
Zilker Park Botanical Gardens is free and easily accessible from central Austin. When you walk in, it's like a whole new world. The only distraction is the distant whoosh of traffic and the occasional airplane. Huge trees, hundreds of different flowering plants, a rose garden, dinosaur garden, Japanese garden, and water garden are all inside this world. It is the perfect place to escape from hustle and bustle of life. (You can bring the kids, too. They will not be bored.)
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has been decking a mile long stretch of Zilker Park with holiday lights and
scenes since the 1960s. Rediscover the Christmas spirit on this festive stroll while enjoying holiday concessions and dance performances ...
Built in 1867 as the home of the Texas General Land Office, this building is the oldest standing government building
in the state. Along with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, it has quite a bit ...
Patrons will enjoy a huge variety of activities at Zilker Park. You can check out the hike and bike trails,
picnic facilities, Zilker Botanical Garden, canoe rentals, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, riverboat rides on Town Lake, concerts, festivals ...