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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
+1 512-477-8672
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Go for a Stroll

Decided to visit gardens last minute. It was a lovely day and enjoyed walking the grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denise F
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Zilker Botanic Gardens

Hidden treasure in Austin. Loved the butterfly gardens, Japanese gardens, koi pond, rose garden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Longview, Texas
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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” (101 reviews)
“koi pond” (16 reviews)
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2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
South Austin
+1 512-477-8672
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Decided to visit gardens last minute. It was a lovely day and enjoyed walking the grounds. Especially liked the Japanese and Butterfly gardens. Nice place to bring lunch and enjoy the views. Admission was only $2.

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden treasure in Austin. Loved the butterfly gardens, Japanese gardens, koi pond, rose garden, etc. So peaceful! Highly recommend!

Thank Slancaster16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was wonderfully surprised at the well kept beauty in the gardens. Stayed for several hours - would surely return. Great for an afternoon of bit of walking exercise in some truly beautiful surroundings. They do a great job of keeping grounds maintained. Loved it!

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! Go when the weather is nice because it's a lot of walking and sunny areas. Definitely check out the Japanese and prehistoric gardens. They were my favorites. Time of year we went made the butterfly and rose garden underwhelming. I'll...More

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice botanical garden in the heart of Austin. Pretty inexpensive too. Well worth a visit in this fall.

Thank Brivette42
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Nice small botanical garden. Some native plants, a cactus garden, some historical exhibits, a prehistoric garden with sagos and other ancient plants, and a lovely small Japanese garden. Pleasant walk.

Thank JaneT013
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It is a very nice place to visit and I would recommend it to anyone with this interest. Very nice. We enjoyed it.

Thank honduras77
Reviewed 28 July 2017

There is usually some kind of special exhibit going on. The Japanese garden is a really unexpected beautiful surprise. You are likely to see a bride here getting portraits done.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was looking for something cheap to do on my last day in the Austin area and these gardens came up on google. It was only $3 to get in and I was able to spend about an hour and a half by myself just...More

Thank Ann E
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A nice botanical garden -- as one review I saw said, "beautiful, peaceful, affordable." The grounds need a little attention here & there, but certainly a nice place to stroll. We thought we had heard that there was a view of the river from the...More

Thank Jim A
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Response from chezg1 | Reviewed this property |
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20 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.
27 August 2016|
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Response from Adirondacker1 | Reviewed this property |
I would call them to ask, I have no idea. Sorry.