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Zilker Botanical Garden

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

Beautiful place for a photoshoot! I have a thing for nature and flowers so if you do too you'll enjoy. I believe is a most if you want to spend some time without any rush.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mdahlia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place for a photoshoot! I have a thing for nature and flowers so if you do too you'll enjoy. I believe is a most if you want to spend some time without any rush.

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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We finally made it out to the gardens even though it isn't in the spring. We do know it would be a lot more colorful during that time frame but it was still worth the trip to go. Loved that it was only $2 since we live in Austin (only a dollar more if you don't) It is a lot... More 

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Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens have been a favorite place of mine for years. There is a very tranquil vibe to area that continues as one walks along the paths surrounded by lovely flowers and water features. If one knows where to look fresh water chestnuts can be found growing in the spring feed waters. Go and enjoy...

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Thank Craig W
Arvada, Colorado
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot and dry. I'll bet that place is wonderful in the Spring. Oriental portion of the gardens is a treat. This place has real potential.

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Thank Buannaich
Austin, Texas, USA
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zilker Botanical Gardens provide opportunities to take quiet and peaceful strolls on the meandering trails. One sees many young parents with their children and actually people of all ages enjoying the vibrant colors of blooming plants. It is always a joy to go there and enjoy the views.

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Eastaboga, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited at the hottest time of the year therefore it was not as beautiful. Make your visit when all the flowers are blooming.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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144 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I thought this botanical garden could be vastly improved upon. Very small. Not at all handicap accessible. Easy to twist your ankle on some of the paths. Just the idea is nice but the follow thru is rough. No rails anywhere on some twisty paths. Definitely not recommended for older people. No safety rails on one part where I feel,you... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was a fun trip to take. Not great during high heat and humidity. Very relaxing and reasonable value for the dollar.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited during the fairy gardens exhibit, and I think we enjoyed it even more than the grandkids. A beautiful setting and some very creative fairy dwellings. Must go back and explore more on my own.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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.

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