Lovely......gardens maintained by local garden clubs. Always something blooming. Can spend a good half day there enjoying the beauty.
It's always a good place to visit especially for photogs but it really needs to be seen in its peak season and unfortunately I haven't been able to get there then. But I have always enjoyed it. There are always pretty flowers and plants to view.
The ZBG is a beautiful place for a walk, a little quiet time, some botanical variety. I'm partial to the bamboo grove and the non-traditional Japanese garden. The rose garden can be lovely at the right time of year. Watch their calendar for special events. There are some good ones throughout the year, including a bamboo festival, a plant sale,... More
I was visiting on business and didn't have a car, so I took the city bus from downtown to the Botanical Garden. I was a bit concerned about how much time I would need to see the gardens as the schedule for return buses was limited. I need not have worried. I was able to view the entire gardens in... More
We visited the gardens during the week in the morning. Due to the drought we thought that the gardens might not have much to offer, but were pleasantly surprised to find plenty of flowers in bloom and vegetation. We loved the gardens and we went during a time when they weren't charging admission. So, it was a great free activity.
It was a hot and muggy day but we enjoyed the shaded paths, ponds, and benches in this garden. There was a lot to see. An Asian garden, a rose garden, even one with dinosaurs! What a wonderful resource for Austin!
My friend did her wedding photoshoot here, so we brought the entire bridal party for an hour-long shoot while everyone else headed to the reception. I have never seen a more gorgeous garden. Absolutely stunning!! I highly recommend it for any type of photos - wedding, prom, engagement, etc!!
This place is completely free, so can you really expect for the plants and everything to be in tip top shape? I don't think so. But it's very pretty, FREE and huge. It's hot outside but check this out if you have an afternoon to fill and you don't want to spend any money. Nice picture taking too :)
The gardens were good for a walk, but no identification plaques, very few identified. Too many exotics around the gardens, for Austin & Texas more natives would be encouraged. They were more worried about the red ants. We were having lunch in the parking area before our flight and two people warned us to stop and eat in our car... More
It's a little outside of Austin and you can really only get there by car. I don't think it's worth paying the cab fee to get there, but if you have a car it's a neat way of spending a few hours outside the city. There's lots of benches to hang out and a lot of thick bamboo and other... More
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