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Zilker Botanical Garden

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
Phone Number: 512 477 8672
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid...

Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.

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What a view for the eyes!

I loved the variety of flowers and the beauty of the garden, I will be back, Love love Austin. The kids would enjoy this as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and quiet; plenty of families!!! This is a very tranquil place to be if you want to be away from all the hustle of city life. The place has lots of green leaves and plants.

Thank Stephen G
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the variety of flowers and the beauty of the garden, I will be back, Love love Austin. The kids would enjoy this as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First let me say I am a garden fanatic...my own yard, magazines, botanical gardens, nurseries, prowling through neighborhoods etc. This garden is like entering a lush tropical forest ( might be related to the degree of humidity) with surprises. There are several water features with plants, some small replicas of pioneer buildings, a very nice gift shop and even a... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several Botanical gardens, including Ft. Worth, Houston and Baton Rouge . This is a gem... it's a smaller than Ft. Worth but includes Japanese Gardens which are extra in Ft. Worth. It's HOT... pack water in your car. The parking is a bit limited in the front but the price is right and the few staffers I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to stop in for a quick visit before dinner, so we arrived shortly before closing and they allowed us to enter at no charge, which was a nice bonus! A very nice, small botanical garden. Definitely worth a trip. Saw a lot of blooms, a lot of water gardens, some butterflies.

Thank emmbeekay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to enjoy family time for my grown son's birthday. We enjoyed the Japanese Gardens, the various structures, ponds, Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Butterfly Garden, Vegetable Garden, The Native Garden, Cacti and Succulent Gardens and the views

Thank William V
Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the gardens it was very peaceful and laid back and we enjoyed looking at the old house that was built by the Swedish and it was interesting to see the school house. Wish there had been a little more about the dinosaurs. I

Thank hansonr1
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting if you like plants and horticulture. Trails meander through different types of gardens including an ornamental rose garden, a cactus garden and a dinosaur era exhibit of primitive plants. We enjoyed it.

Thank Clint W
Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden was a beautiful place to spend a morning while visiting my daughter. I was amazed that it was right in the heart of the city/highway system. We had a toddler who actually enjoyed the walk, ponds with fish, and waterfall. A highlight of our visit was the "fairy woodland exhibits". I had never seen such a thing and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the gardens need some attention and maintenance... but at least it is super cheap to get in and you can take a nice walk even if the scenery isn't very impressive.

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