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Zilker Botanical Garden

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512 477 8672
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Description: Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in...
Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.
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Very, very nice.....super relaxing and beautiful

We had the opportunity to visit the garden prior to the torrential rain on this past weekend. The gardens are beautiful, relaxing, and very colorful. Walk slowly and enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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268 reviews 268 reviews
56 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to visit the garden prior to the torrential rain on this past weekend. The gardens are beautiful, relaxing, and very colorful. Walk slowly and enjoy the beautiful foliage....there is much to see. The enchanted fairy garden is especially pleasant and fun for the little girls - but the boys seemed intrigued by the little homes for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Liked the flowers and shade. Disliked the fire ants near daylilies. I wrote a longer review under Zilker metropolitan park. The shop could sell even more flower seeds and someone like me would buy them I think.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

An excellent place to see a lot of different plants and trees, as well as a few turtles and huge koi. The Japanese garden is quite extensive with many lovely stone statues and interesting water gardens with koi and water lilies. Irregular stone paths lead you around the various trees and plants. The only downside is that most of the... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to stroll and see the variety of plants that grow in Austin. Truly inspired me to go home and work in the garden,

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There are so many nice parts to this garden. My favorite part has always been the Japanese garden and the stepping stones. You can learn a lot about landscaping and native plants here. On our most recent visit I also enjoyed the rose garden, prehistoric trail, and fairy trail. Highly recommended to anyone who loves nature.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Zilker Botanical Garden is a beautiful setting to experience all the different plants native to Texas. The different areas of the garden are nicely done including areas for children. The garden is not so huge that it can't be enjoyed within a couple of hours. The admission price is very reasonable.

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I live close to the gardens ( fortunately for me) and my 2 grandchildren are always delighted to go there and be there. We love the Koi ponds, the fairy gardens and the waterfall especially. Once saw a green heron bathing in the waterfall - a bonus!

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Wymore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are into beautiful gardens, of differing styles, this is one place to visit. Faerie gardens to find, succulents and cactus area, butterfly trail, rose garden, and my fav, the Japanese gardens. Well worth the small price of entry to spend several hours here. Don't forget to find the dinosaur in one of the areas. Great photos ops here.

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Great Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had heard Zilker had a nice botanical garden, but I had no idea it was this huge and amazing. One minute you're in a peaceful Japanese tea garden, the next you're looking a beautiful hill of roses. Then just around the corner you're suddenly in a tropical prehistoric environment. Just so diverse overall. And for just two bucks, the... More 

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Easton, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Spent 2 hours here in the rain and it was a refreshing, green experience. The Japanese Garden is spectacular but the entire Garden is worth a visit. My only comment; wish I had brought earplugs to truly unplug -- there isn't a spot where I didn't hear traffic :(.

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