Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 30 acres in Austin, Texas has often been called "the jewel in the heart of Austin”. . Welcome to Zilker Botanical Garden!
Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 30 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.
This garden is a unique collaboration between The City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year, including thousands of school children from Austin and the surrounding communities.
From our annual spring garden festival - Zilker Garden Festival, to AAGC garden club workshops and plant sales throughout the year, to docent-led tours, we offer our visitors countless ways to enjoy Zilker Botanical Garden.
ZBG is pet friendly! Please keep pets on a leash and bring your own bags for messes.
Annual Trail of Lights at Zilker Park
at Zilker Botanical Garden
The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we call home.