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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
+1 512-477-8672
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Lovely Garden

Nice small botanical garden. Some native plants, a cactus garden, some historical exhibits, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
great place

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

Reviewed 3 weeks 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
South Austin
+1 512-477-8672
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was someone's estate previously, and when it went public, they apparently have not put much money into it. It's about an hour's walk-around, no more. It's kind of a waste of time IMO, almost completely uninteresting.

Thank smdds
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We started our day visiting the gardens. They are very well maintained and beautiful - a true gem in Austin. Affordable - entrance fee was a mere $3 for out-of -state adults. Parking was free. Make sure to grab a map from the gift shop...More

Thank camillechasteen
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The botanical garden grounds were beautiful! It was fun to see the Fairy Garden's that people had made, it was nice to see that they brought a smile to everyone we passed. Well maintained and easy to walk. Parking was plentiful.

Thank Jennmo65
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The botanical garden is beautiful, with spots where you can sit down and just enjoy the beauty of nature. Waterfalls, ponds and streams were refreshing in the heat of the summer day. We visited when they had the Fairy Trail exhibit, it was really fun.

Thank TexasCricket70
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The Zilker botanical garden was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed visiting with the kids and everyone truly appreciated the walk and what the garden had to offer. It was extremely hot so we recommend dressing for the weather when you do visit this attraction.

Thank Tanaz C
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Adsoul | Reviewed this property |
At the garden, pets are not allowed, but there is a section in the park( the opposite area) that people go with their pets and play there, just be sure to bring a leash( since I do not know the rules regarding that).
Carol V
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.