Downtown Austin’s 55th Annual Zilker Garden Festival

March 15, 2012by Brian Talley

austin zilker garden festivalAustin gardeners from Lost Creek to Seven Oaks, mark your calendars: it’s time for the 55th Annual Zilker Garden Festival!

WHAT: Since the late 60s, this family-friendly fest has celebrated horticulture at its finest with an exquisite flower show, gardening talks by seasoned experts, face-painting and birdhouse-building at the Kids’ Corner, live music in the Rose Garden – not to mention, squadrons of plant vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and tasty food … all for only $8 per adult and $4 per child! Plus, all proceeds go to Austin’s beloved Zilker Botanical Gardens.

downtown Zillker Garden FestivalWHEN: The 2012 Zilker Garden Festival begins on Saturday, March 31st at 10 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1st. Plan to arrive early, and it may be a good idea to bring a wagon. Who knows what backyard treasures may catch your eye amidst the rich variety of annuals, perennials, tropicals, cacti and succulents, vegetables and herbs—or, amidst the plethora of garden-lover gifts, from birdhouses and benches to herbal products, pottery, jewelry, and more!

WHERE: The street address for the Zilker Botanical Garden is 2220 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78746. Have festival questions? Call (512)477-8672.

zilker botanical garden mapPARKING: Parking under Mopac or on Stratford Dr. will be prohibited. Garden Festival parking will cost $5 and is located at the polo fields in Zilker Park, across Barton Springs Rd. from the entrance to the Zilker Botanical Garden.

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