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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
+1 512-477-8672
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Great Walk in the Park

Perhaps it was just the time of the year but there weren’t many flowers in November. Still, it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tuyen P
via mobile

If you love Botanical Gardens this is just beautiful! My favorite was the Japanese gardens. Large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“rose garden” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
South Austin
+1 512-477-8672
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved all of the paths and really enjoyed the shade on a very hot day nice that it is part of Zilker park so there are other things to do in the area as well

Thank ILphotomom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though my trip was after prime flower season, I still really enjoyed our walk through this garden. it's big, we didnt quite get to see it all. it's dog friendly as long as they are on a leash.

Thank steph422
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

32 garden clubs collaborated to make this park. Great specimen plants for Texas regions. Butterfly gardens in full buzz. Fun to walk through the Cretaceous Prehistoric Garden. Super low admission price. Found cool swag in the gift shop.

Thank Jake S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to vist this garden with my wife. I thought it would be enjoyable for the two of us and it was, very much so. They had several differant areas throughout the gardens of differant types of plants with trails that weaved around. Due...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Monday morning and enjoyed this free Garden. Nice and quiet and well kept. The Japanese garden area was my favorite. Lovely photo opps. Easy to navigate this Garden (set up in a big oval type shape), so it's difficult to get...More

1  Thank MKEPanther4
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A visit to these beautifully tended gardens is a must while in Austin. Plenty there for adults or children, with stepping stones, giant coy carp, dinosaur garden, and much more. A great place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Thelma55
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Zilker Garden has been a family tradition for over half a decade. I have fond memories of going with my mother and brothers and sisters during the 70's and visiting the gardens. My Mother loved the Japanese Garden at the bottom of the hill at...More

1  Thank Liz F
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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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Carol V
19 October 2016|
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
I wish there were but at this time there is no cafe or restaurant. There are many restaurants down the street toward Lamar Boulevard.