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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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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 gardens

This is a very lovely botanical garden. My 7 year old grandson loved the Japanese gardens, and the koi pond in particular. We spent a peaceful, very enjoyable hour or so here, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a very lovely botanical garden. My 7 year old grandson loved the Japanese gardens, and the koi pond in particular. We spent a peaceful, very enjoyable hour or so here, I would definitely recommend if you have time.

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Santa Cruz, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the redbud trees were blooming, there were puffy clouds in the sky, and the world was a happy place. First time to Austin and I can't wait to come back. And I'll be walking through the Japanese Gardens at Zilker...

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Took a short stroll through the botanical gardens. Small by most standards, but a nice little get away spot for Austin. Would be nice if they improved the parking and expanded the park. But for a $3 entry fee...what do you expect?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to this garden in the afternoon. The gardens are nice, a little small compared to other cities, but, nice and people are friendly

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I very much enjoyed this garden and these grounds, even stopping at a few spots for a yoga stretch or two. Some of my favorite pics of Austin were taken here.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Botanical Gardens offers good value for its low entry fee of $3 for non-residents. There are a number of separate plots, (rose garden, herb garden, green garden and others) with easy pathways and beautiful trees and flowers. We particularly liked the Japanese Garden, which is very peaceful with its manicured trees and small waterfalls. You can easily walk the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice place for a walk among the trees and flowers. Numerous paths to explore. There was a Fairy Trail with little fairy homes scattered along the path, kids would love them. Many flowers were in bloom making it even prettier. :) $2 for residents, $3 for non residents

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I make it a point to visit Zilker Gardens at least once a year. They have one of my favorite festivals annually the end of March that is well-worth attending. Just visited there this last weekend. The rose gardens are beautiful, the flowers are in full bloom, they have a nice Japanese garden with an amazing waterfall, and the jungle... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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