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Zilker Botanical Garden

Neighborhood: South Austin
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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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Beautiful Garden - A must whether you are visiting of just looking for a brief break from the madness of the daily life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The botanical gardens are nice, but nothing special. We went at the end of January so there was little in bloom, but it was still a nice day and a well groomed park. If you are looking for something to do out doors, this may be a good option.

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Arvada, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is a gem. If you're in the Austin area and have an hour or so to kill, grab a camera and go. You will not regret it. <3

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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is such of a nice, calm and relaxing place to visit. My husband and I visited here and just enjoyed walking around and taking pictures of the beautiful trees and plants every where you look. If you have allergies be sure and take some Benadryl before going. There are a few areas that could use some TLC but for... More 

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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This garden is a delight! Actually a series of gardens, with dozens of beautiful, restful little spots and tremendous plants and wildlife. A wonderful retreat!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Gorgeous destination for a spring weather trip from Houston to Austin. Start with a bluebonnet drive towards Austin, stay a night, hit up the park and then drive home.

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Jupiter, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I get that this was not the best time of year to see blooms but there are a lot of plants/areas that are not attended to. It was a beautiful day and only a few dollars but it needs some work.

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Tokai, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited the garden beginning of February 2015 which is winter in Austin. This most likely explains why most of the garden was not being maintained as well as it could. The Japanese garden section was pretty though and the overall atmosphere is still relaxing. I cannot comment on the curios shop as that was closed by the time we... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was a little sad, garden was in a state of disrepair for a lack of a better term. Now that I've seen it I don't have a reason to go back. San Antonio has a much better botanical garden.

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