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“Beautiful Gardens”

Zilker Botanical Garden
Ranked #18 of 317 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.
Salinas, California
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141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Beautiful Gardens”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Go early before it gets hot! Very nice gardens and trails to stroll through. Lots of different trees and plants. Some replicas of log cabins and art work is also included in the gardens plus a cast of dinosaur tracks. There is an air-conditioned gift shop/bathrooms. The cost is not bad; like $2 a person and $1 a senior.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Botanical Gardens Need Rain”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful Gardens, love the way they are set out, even herb gardens and fairy gardens. Unfortunately, when we were there, they were desperately in need of some rain. I did happen to see a dragon ?? which I was told was quite rare. Lovely few hours in these gardens.

Visited May 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Summer means Less Flora, but Still Beautiful”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Zilker Botanical garden is always a wonderful visit -- but there are less flowers & shrubs in bloom, and it would be nice if the City would add more "summer-blooming" color . There is some signage on the trees, plants & flowers, but more needs to be added (perhaps some have been "borrowed"); be sure to walk around the Oriental Garden area. We hope the city does not sell this area to an outside company -- the price is reasonable, and it remains "uncommercial" -- very nice.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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419 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Where have all the flowers gone???”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you like looking and yards and yards of ferns--this is your stop. The few flowers we saw were DEAD and needed a replanting of seasonal flowers such as petunias/zinnias. The city owns this--why do they not make it beautiful? We just didn't get it!!!

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful trees and quiet setting”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

The gardens are a nice break from the rest of the active areas in the park. There is a nice path that follows the water feature throughout the gardens. Stop in the small shop at the front to read about the creation of the gardens.

Visited April 2013
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