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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
+1 512-477-8672
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Beautiful Garden - Parking is Difficult

The gardens were very beautiful! We really enjoyed walking through the garden and taking pictures... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Karen S
Peaceful ambiance

Beautiful Gardens for browsing for choosing plants for your own garden. Can be extremely hot to... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746-5737
South Austin
+1 512-477-8672
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

The gardens were very beautiful! We really enjoyed walking through the garden and taking pictures. Parking was very tight and hard to find when we drove through. The price for us to get in was about $4 per person and was cash only.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Beautiful Gardens for browsing for choosing plants for your own garden. Can be extremely hot to visit during the afternoons in May. Take plenty of drinking water and wear good walking shoes, as the paths can be uneven at times. Plenty of shade provided by...More

Thank Suchikar
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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I went there this week because I read it's one of the highlights in Austin. Unfortunately this experience was very disappointing. The entrance area looks very nice but as soon as you walk in you'll see they don't really take care of the park. All...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

I went here for a festival and it was so beautiful, the flowers were so magical and the weather was perfect lots of vendors and lots of activities to do and see in the park itself.

Thank Roxie G
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Huge garden area with plenty to see. Great for pictures, I saw a lot of prom pics taking place there while walking around. I will definitely be back again.

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is an absolutely beautiful garden, with paths, ponds, waterfalls, and greenery of many kinds. Small enough for a short visit.

Thank Mimi G
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Had a photography class in Austin and part of our assignment was to go to Zilker and come back with some pictures base on what we'd learned. It doesn't seem like a big garden but it was nice. Some water features, rose garden (a little...More

Thank dougboone5
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Great garden to visit in town. Much bigger than I expected. Could use some more flowers to help really make it a botanical. I've been 3 times so far and is quite open so you aren't crawling over other people to enjoy a nice day...More

Thank HelenChenTX
Reviewed April 28, 2017

The Austin botanical garden is something of a shadow of what it once was - and certainly what it could be, if our city fathers and mothers were more concerned about their community than staying in office to waste taxpayer dollars. Nothing has been pruned...More

Thank Barrett A
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Entry to the botanical gardens is from the very busy Barton Springs Road, and there is only a right turn onto the road when exiting. There is a nominal entry fee per person. The gardens are relatively small, but there are a number of areas...More

Thank David B
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Response from chezg1 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
I wish there were but at this time there is no cafe or restaurant. There are many restaurants down the street toward Lamar Boulevard.
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Adirondacker1 | Reviewed this property |
I would call them to ask, I have no idea. Sorry.