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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
+1 512-477-8672
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Maybe not the best time for the winter months

My husband and I visited the Botanical Gardens today (mid Jan in Texas). It was $4 for both of us... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Austin, Texas
Nice Walk

The highlights of this garden are the Japanese Garden and the Pre-historic section. Does not have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
andrew w
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Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (106 reviews)
“rose garden” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
South Austin
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I visited the Botanical Gardens today (mid Jan in Texas). It was $4 for both of us to go inside since we are residents of Austin. Of course, that is a great price for the amount of land you can cover while...More

1  Thank Apanda8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlights of this garden are the Japanese Garden and the Pre-historic section. Does not have a great variety of plants, though has an interesting cactus section.

Thank andrew w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent out 1 hour here in October. Alot is packed into garden. I consider it worth the admission cost. When stuff is blooming, definitely would be more scenic. Good garden to visit if in the Austin area.

Thank jeff77664
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zilker Botanical Garden is a great place to wander amongst nature. We saw beautiful flowers, plentiful butterflies and even a water snake! Really lovely way to spend a quiet afternoon.

Thank Well_travelled_imp
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Wasn't expecting a lot at this ( senior discount ) price but it was an excellent experience. Especially liked the oriental and primitive gardens. Just a wonderful place to wander around for an hour. Nice vistas of the city skyline too. Well worth the trip.

Thank shrinkguy
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. There are literally thousands of plant species and even a separate rose garden.

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Rose and herb gardens are nice. The waterfall in the prehistoric garden is awesome for taking pictures.

Thank Hamed S. H
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Perhaps it was just the time of the year but there weren’t many flowers in November. Still, it was a serene walk on a Monday morning with some nice flowers. Lots of pretty butterflies in the butterfly garden. Saw very few roses. Watch out for...More

1  Thank Tuyen P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you love Botanical Gardens this is just beautiful! My favorite was the Japanese gardens. Large gardens and lots of walking. LOVED it.

Thank kjmayb
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There are different areas to walk around but I must say my favorite was the butterfly garden, they were flitting all over and there was a good variety. We also saw some big red dragon flies in the Japanese garden area. The paths were well...More

Thank Rose K
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MaMaw W
25 December 2017|
Response from Diego C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open. Did you come?
5 October 2017|
Response from Diego C | Reviewed this property |
While there are no picnic tables, I doubt that anyone on staff will tell you to get out if they see you eating. Definitely no fires.
21 April 2017|
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Response from chezg1 | Reviewed this property |
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