- January 5, 2015

Faerie Homes Return to Zilker Botanical Garden


Zilker Fairy
The Woodland Faerie Trail returns to Zilker Botanical Garden March 16 – May 26, 2015. This magical display of faerie homes and gardens will once again be free with admission to the Garden ($1 – $3).  For an idea of what to expect, you can see photos of the 2013 Trail here and the 2014 Trail here.

Faerie fun will start well before the trail opens this year, with story times, tea parties, faerie luminaries, and more.  For the complete list of themed events (many of which require registration and have limited space), visit the Zilker Botanical Garden website or Facebook Event Page.

Here are the free events which do not require registration:

Afternoon in the Garden: Forts & Faerie Homes! 
Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 1-4 p.m.

Create a faerie home in a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Develop an eye for the beauty of natural materials while welcoming in a little magic. Learn how to lash together a structure for building lean-tos. Bamboo and other building materials provided for use along the escarpment woodland trail in Zilker Botanical Garden.

Family activity, free with Garden entry.

Story Time in the Garden: Faeries of The Forest
Monday, February 9, 2015, from  10 – 11 a.m.

Stories are a lovely way to introduce young children to nature and wildlife. After visiting garden features and listening to a story, the children will bring the story to life through hands-on activities and a garden adventure.

Parent and preschooler program, free with Garden entry, no registration required.

Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries and Their Flowers
February 15, 2015 from 1-4 p.m.

Match the unique faeries with their specific plant allies. Help plant flowers that attract faeries and learn about the healing and mystical qualities of plants. Go on a scavenger hunt through the garden in search of faeries favorite plants, herbs, and flowers.

Family activity, free with Garden entry.

Woodland Faerie Trail Opens
March 16, 2015
Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail through the escarpment pathway and see who is home.

Free with Garden entry and open during regular hours, no registration required.

Woodland Faerie Trail After Hours
March 21 and 22, 2015 until 9:00 pm

The magically lit Woodland Faerie Trail will also be open to the public after hours, free with entry.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas 78746

You may also be interested in visiting Faerie Wood at Crowe’s Nest Farm in Manor.