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Zilker Botanical Gardens

Botanical Garden, Garden, and Scenic Lookout
Barton Hills, Austin
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  • Ashton C.
    "The rose garden & japanese garden are the best!"(2 Tips)
    Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    "Check out the Hartman Prehistoric Garden to learn more!"(2 Tips)
    Social N.
    "... garden and enjoy the lush greenery that surrounds you."(2 Tips)
    Social N.
    "fun for kids to run around and look at the dinosaurs"(4 Tips)
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  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    Only $1 for kids and $2 for adults, easy parking and beautiful scenery throughout, it's fun for kids to run around and look at the dinosaurs and koi fish or just a peaceful walk for the adults
  • Jaime N.
    Jaime NunezApril 14, 2013
    Make sure to drop by during the herb festival, beautiful scenery and bbq! Can't go wrong, you can even take home some fresh herbs for your garden.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WallsJanuary 11, 2015
    The many trails of flowers make for an excellent stroll. There is also a Faerie Trail, which was my favorite!
  • JBL
    JBLJuly 30, 2013
    So you've had your laughs, time to have some peace. Looking for a quiet place away with beautiful scenery? Zilker's has different themes and exhibits. Perfect.
  • Harley S.
    Harley SpataroJune 9, 2015
    Love the trails and flowers, beautiful place with a skyline of the city in some spots.
  • Official smart USA
    Official smart USAApril 5, 2013
    Located on 30 acres in the heart of Austin, Zilker’s has been called the “Jewel of Austin,” with its themed gardens and Koi-filled ponds.
  • smartUSA
    smartUSAMarch 8, 2013
    Located on 30 acres in the heart of Austin, Zilker’s has been called the “Jewel of Austin,” with its themed gardens and Koi-filled ponds.
  • Tiffany R.
    Beautiful place! Even teaches you how to have a compost next to the vegetable garden
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 4, 2014
    Wandered around the gardens before our flight left in the afternoon. Very impressed by the extensive water decorations. Wished I'd had better shoes on to wander the paths around the water.
  • Karolina 🦄
    Love love love the Japanese gardens there. Beautiful place for a walk with family or a date.
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    Did you know that in 1992 paleontologists discovered that dinosaurs once roamed these gardens? Check out the Hartman Prehistoric Garden to learn more!
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Kids not-so-excited by communing with flowers might be drawn in by checking out the Hartman prehistoric garden, which brings to life a local dinosaur habitat. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Nikon USA
    Nikon USAMarch 12, 2011
    This garden is so picturesque, you’ll want to prevent shadows for close-up images, so avoid mid-day & sunlight shots. Try shooting at sunrise or sunset instead.
  • Lilly C.
    Lilly CalandrelloJanuary 18, 2010
    Never miss a photo Op here in the Spring and Summer. Simple beautiful! Lush greenery, themed gardens, and wildlife in a peaceful setting in the middle of Austin. Read more
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 29, 2011
    Try to visit during the annual Zilker Garden Festival featuring food, music and things for the kids, as well as a flower show!
  • Austin Fine Properties
    Just next to Zilker Park, the Botanical Gardens can add a little freshness to your regular trip to Zilker
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 12, 2011
    Check out the Japanese and prehistoric gardens if you're looking for more interesting plants to... look at.
  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithSeptember 21, 2014
    Go to the herb garden for some ideas on what to grow in your kitchen window!
  • James B.
    James BrashearsApril 17, 2011
    The best time to go is mid-morning. Not too hot, and not too crowded.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 12, 2012
    Mellow out at this beautiful relaxing garden and enjoy the lush greenery that surrounds you.
  • Karen P.
    Karen PhillipsDecember 30, 2011
    They started charging for admission in Oct 2011, so be sure to plan for that. $2 for adults and $1 for kids.
  • Parents Magazine
    Parents MagazineJuly 18, 2011
    Dinosaur tracks were found here years ago, which is why the garden has a cool dino statue!
  • Ashton C.
    Ashton ChristieMay 13, 2013
    The rose garden & japanese garden are the best!
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 23, 2012
    A beautiful lush botanical garden. What's not to love?
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettJanuary 17, 2015
    Definitely more of a spring time place. That probably should have been obvious.
  • Xenia
    XeniaFebruary 28
    So peaceful first thing in the morning
  • Penny Lane
    Penny LaneJune 20, 2014
    Don't wear black. Especially on a hot Texas Day!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GilbreathMarch 13, 2013
    Great place for photo shoots but check website for rules.
  • asaretkha a.
    asaretkha ann janeDecember 15, 2010
    love it , the gardens and environment .
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 28, 2011
    Definitely walk around the whole park. It's so peaceful!
  • Margaret R.
    Margaret ReynaMay 28, 2012
    Friken beautiful awesum lots of great pics cuz
  • E F.
    E FarrFebruary 27, 2014
    Under the bridge lives a Kappa. Maybe it's a troll. That doesn't matter. What matters is don't go under the bridge.
  • Jahed M.
    Jahed MomandJuly 5, 2015
    Nature tho
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 24, 2015
    Not that good during late March, plants not very lively.
  • David S.
    David SchlenkApril 22, 2010
    good cheap way to spend a spring afternoon in Austin.
  • Deb T.
    Deb TomlinJune 5, 2013
    Need cash to enter. No ATM.
  • Callie R.
    Callie RichmondMay 2, 2012
    Don't come here without bug spray
  • Steve M.
    Steve McDanielSeptember 23
    not very accessible for the handicapped
  • Moshe S.
    Kind of disappointing.
  • snow w.
    snow wolfeMarch 15, 2010
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