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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Beautiful gardens

If you are coming through in the summer...well...just know it's super hot and hard for most plants to really grow. This place is beautiful in spring and fall to stroll along in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are coming through in the summer...well...just know it's super hot and hard for most plants to really grow. This place is beautiful in spring and fall to stroll along in when you can handle the weather. There is a pond or two and lots of roses. Every once in awhile they have a plant sale too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

40 some odd years ago when my daughter was 6 weeks old, she and I came here for her first trip around town. Then, as now, the park is lovely. However, the crowds now are huge many days and traffic is bad...well traffic is bad almost anywhere in Austin now

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It had a lot of cool places to take pictures. Most of the flowers & plants looked gloomy, but I went during fall so that might have been why. It's still an awesome place to visit here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I loved visiting the Zilker garden. The Japanese tea garden was our favorite. We didn't have much time to explore the whole place because they were closing soon, but from what we did see..we enjoyed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Given the small size of the city, this garden is probably a nice size, but I was disappointed. There are a lot of natural areas and very few markings of the plants, so it's not like you are learning much. If you've been to other botanical gardens, then you might be disappointed, but I'm glad I went one time.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ohhh what can I say about Zilker, it is absolutely perfect for any age visitors. I love how this garden is organized and the "art work" implemented. It fits perfectly. Both of my daughters had their photography sessions there for the quinceañeras, and the background was amazing. I recommend it as a MUST VISIT for anyone that is visiting Austin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful Kona pond, Japanese garden, colorful butterflies. It is truly a quite nest in Zilker Park.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beauty and Quiet a great way to get the peace you are in need of to reflect and discuss important family decisions and matters. No TV or honking horns!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

That is a very nice Place in Downtown Austin ! So amazing details you can see if you walk into the Park ! We saw a Turtle it was egg laying and so many Butterflys 😀

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is usually a fee, but now and then special events wave that fee. It's a garden, with flowers, birds, flowing water, and trails. Much to see and photograph in season. The whole thing is on a hill so be prepared to climb the pathways and a few stairs, but most of it is handicap accessible with a well charged... More 

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Additional Information about Zilker Botanical Garden

Address: 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512 477 8672
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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