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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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A Zen-Like water garden with surprises around every corner!

A truly beautiful garden to visit when n Austin! Relaxing and Zen-Like gardens and water features. You will not be disappointed with this Garden!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A truly beautiful garden to visit when n Austin! Relaxing and Zen-Like gardens and water features. You will not be disappointed with this Garden!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went to the garden thinking it would be packed on a Saturday afternoon but was happy to see there were a small amount of people around the gardens. Made for great opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the areas. I think most people's favorite is the Japanese, it was incredible to see. Some areas seasonally were in middle of another... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I took several out of town guests to the Botanical Garden. It is self guided so you can go at your own pace. The flowers looked great and was peaceful. $2 entry fee for adults and $1 for children. Small gift shop is also available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This botanical garden is in the middle of Austin's large Zilker Park. Parking is very limited. It is a beautiful place to visit. The trails are well maintained. There are several gardens with different types of plants. In addition there are several log structures, gazebos and Japanese garden type bridges. Even though we visited on a very hot day, the... More 

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Beach Lake, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I have been there several times, at different times of the year, and always enjoy it, especially the Japanese garden.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I Love Salvation Pizza. The Pizza is so god i love it. and me and my bro preformed a live band after we eat. So you better go to Salvation Pizza to win your Salvation.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Austin's botanical garden. Plenty of parking, nice gift shop. Gardens are well laid out, and have easy access for all ages. Some plants/trees...too many...are not labeled, and this is disappointing. Be sure to use bug spray when visiting this garden!!!!

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Glorious beauty at every turn. Breathtaking wonders of every variety. Water features of every sort: trees, bushes, cacti, ferns, succulents... we loved every moment of our visit. We had never seen a stand of bamboo before, and found this intriguing. Even saw different types of evergreens than we had seen. Lovely experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

What a nice surprise. This botanical garden was absolutely stunning. The water lilies were breath taking. Great views of the skyline of Austin in such a tranquil setting. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed this Garden. We like the Japanese garden the most. with a path with water. Also, the Large Metal Butterfly art. We took our 4 kids ages 9-15.

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Additional Information about Zilker Botanical Garden

Address: 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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