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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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Lovely Flowers in the Spring

You want to be sure to go to the gardens when the flowers are in bloom for best results. It is nice all year long but Spring is my favorite time to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Round Rock, Texas

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You want to be sure to go to the gardens when the flowers are in bloom for best results. It is nice all year long but Spring is my favorite time to visit.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

An interesting garden with fish ponds, flowers and a bit of history as you walk along the trail within the garden. Very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The botanical garden is a relaxing get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The variety of plants and flowers is impressive. You can spend a good two to three hours there strolling the garden. Our favorite spots were the Japanese garden, Prehistoric garden, and the Butterfly area.

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Zilker Botanical Garden has a glorious Japanese garden. The guide in the garden store said to stop and turn, north, south, east, and west at each important part of this garden, and each view would be different. That was true. Each view was not only different but picture worthy. We were glad we made time to get to the Zilker... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Zilker Park never dissapoints with all of the beautiful gardens right in the middle of the city of Austin. I have been many times and at different time of the year, so it is always a surprise with new plantings and different things in bloom and see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a must see for anyone visiting Austin. It's packed full of neat trails, viewing areas and floral displays. The Rose Garden is simply Awesome! It's also historical. It's a place you can spend a day and never get tired of, it's a must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went at one of the driest times in Texas and still very beautiful grounds. Some of the flower had dried out but we really enjoyed our selves. It also has a lot of history behind it go into the visitor center and read both the man who founded the whole thing really cool place i highly recommend it!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A pleasant surprise, and well worth the $2 (for Austin residents, $3 if not) to get in. Lovely, well-manicured, and beauty abounds at the Zilker Botanical Garden. Do it! you won't regret it.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Couldn't find the entrance to this arboretum so we ended up walking on the grassland nearby in 100F sun.

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Memphis, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Enjoyed exploring the grounds by myself. I especially liked the Japanese garden, which was peaceful. My kids would have loved the prehistoric garden and the butterflies.

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