The Zilker Botanical Garden has reopened, subject to ongoing restrictions and possible reclosures based on CDC and Austin Public Health guidelines.
Please enjoy your visit while observing safe practices:
- Tickets must be purchased in advance, and entries are limited each hour to ensure ability for social distancing. Please visit www.zilkergarden.org to purchase tickets. Conservancy members receiving free admission must reserve a time.
- Masks are required, and a one-way route through the Garden—especially on narrow trails—is strongly encouraged. Social distancing remains important.
- While the outdoor Garden is open, the Garden Center building remains closed except for restroom access and water bottle filling (water fountain nozzle for direct drinking is closed off, but water bottle filler can still be used.)
- The Garden is not accepting reservations for rentals, meetings, or special events at this time.
- Photography sessions are allowed. No advance scheduling is required; please pay the photography permit when you purchase your tickets. No space is available for use as a dressing room, and restrooms may not be used for this purpose.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Zilker Botanical Garden!
Zilker Botanical Garden — located on 28 acres nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Zilker Botanical Garden is often called “the jewel in the heart of Austin”. Theme gardens such as the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Riparian Streambed, and Rose Garden are interconnected with streams, waterfalls and Koi-filled ponds, while the Hartman Prehistoric Garden recreates a Cretaceous habitat filled with plants from the time of the dinosaurs. Featuring heritage live oaks set into a hillside, the Garden offers a lush, shady respite perfect for an urban get-away stroll.
Zilker Botanical Garden is a public-private partnership between The City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and The Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy (ZGBC), which manages over 30 garden clubs through the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The garden is open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 125,000 visitors each year, including thousands of school children from Austin and the surrounding communities.