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Zilker Botanical Garden

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Address: 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512 477 8672
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Fun day in the garden

Glad we didn't come in August. It was warm out there. Nice gardens, great pathways some dirt, some stone. We happened to be there during their fairy display time and it was so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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311 reviews 311 reviews
99 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Glad we didn't come in August. It was warm out there. Nice gardens, great pathways some dirt, some stone. We happened to be there during their fairy display time and it was so fun and delightful to see the various fairy habitats different people had created. I took tons of pictures. Different areas to visit. I enjoyed the Japanese Garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was such a beautiful garden! I even saw a personal photographer taking photos for a family! Such a great idea! It was very vibrant and pretty!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Take the time to visit. Very peaceful, beautiful. Doesn't take too long. Very minimal cost, $3 or $2 for seniors.

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Austin, TX
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Take a stroll through the Asian garden, the rose garden during season or just meander through the shady paths. The garden isn't huge, but very pleasant. Plant sales and special events at certain times of year. Located at the edge of Zilker Park. $2 or $3 admission.

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Tyler, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was a wonderful place. We actually went to have a picnic there. They don't allow food though so we ended up eating in a beautiful indoor arbor behind the gift shop with a great view. This is a good place to do a lot of walking and see a lot of beautiful scenery. There are also little pathways over... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Japanese garden was my favorite because of the path that lead up close to the waterfalls, fountains, and ponds. Very beautiful place with a lot to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This park was a pleasant suprize. I have 6, 10, and 12 year old and they all loved the park. The scenery was breath taking and we all left the park feeling refreshed and renewed.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I'm sure if I visited during the growing season it would have been much better. Over all very nice. The Japanese garden path needs some real work. Do not attempt if you are not sure footed.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited the Botanical Garden years after I moved to Austin for professional reasons. I was totally surprised with the beauty of this place....it is a must, if you are visiting or just moved to town. I felt enchanted with the green, the quality and variety of flowers, and the size of the garden...it is way bigger than what i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Japanese garden and waterfall area is just stunning. It is very relaxing to just sit in these areas. The (I assume newer) dinosaur area is also a really neat exhibit.

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