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Zilker Botanical Garden

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2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

August 2015

Join The Zilker Docents

August 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join The Zilker Botanical Garden Docents! Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for "The Jewel In The Heart Of The City" is required. For…

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Join The Zilker Docents

August 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join The Zilker Botanical Garden Docents! Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love for "The Jewel In The Heart Of The City" is required. For…

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Volunteer At The Garden!

August 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Zilker Botanical Garden is offering a volunteer opportunity next Sunday morning, August 23rd, before the Afternoon in the Garden event that will be focused on constructing the herb spiral for the children to plant and mulch in the afternoon. To get your hands in the dirt, experience what it’s like to build a Spiral Garden from scratch, and find out more information, and to sign up for the volunteer event, click here- http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084BAAA728A4F58-spiral

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Afternoon In The Garden:Grow Culinary Herbs in a Small Space with the Lavish Spiral Herb Garden

August 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

August 23rd,1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon In The Garden:Grow Culinary Herbs in a Small Space with the Lavish Spiral Herb Garden Small enough to fit just outside your kitchen window, spiral herb gardens can reach 4 feet in height and spiral down to create a range of micro climates for all your favorite culinary herbs, spices, flowers and vegetables. Not only does this maximize surface area in a confined space, but it also allows you to grow plants together that…

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Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting: Stingers! An Intimate Look at Wasps

August 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Aug. 24, 2015, 7 PM meeting: Stingers! An Intimate Look at Wasps, presented by Valerie Bugh. When it comes to diverse lifestyles in the animal kingdom, wasps provide some of the most intriguing examples. From minute parasitoids that complete their entire life cycle within the egg of another insect to large predators that can tackle a tarantula, wasps are both captivating and disconcerting. They are important biological controls of many pest insects, the social species are among the most successful…

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September 2015

Austin Cactus and Succulent Society- Fall Show and Sale

September 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Plant show with specimen cacti and succulent plants from around the world Plant sales with vendors from Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma Handcrafted pottery Daily silent auction and hourly plant raffles FREE admission with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children & seniors) Expert advice and free literature available

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Monarch Appreciation Event

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Family Friendly Event-Free With Admission We depend on pollinators to produce one out of three bites of the food we consume. Over the last few years, studies show a rapid and significant decline in the number of pollinators. Come learn what you can do to provide food and habitat for these important members of our food web and ecosystem! Schedule of Presentations: 11:00 am- Texas Natives Bees 1:00 pm- Monarch Waystations 2:00 pm- Butterfly Gardening All Day Events: 10:00 am-…

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Afternoon In The Garden:Floral Design Workshop

September 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

September 13th,1:00 pm- 4:00 pm Afternoon In The Garden:Floral Design Workshop (TBD)

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The Austin Organic Gardeners – Container Gardening

September 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Please join us for our meeting on Monday, September 14th with Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden discussing Container Gardening. The Austin Organic Gardeners' Club meets at the Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the opportunity to meet, mingle, and ask questions with local gardeners; club business begins at 7 pm, followed by our guest speaker's presentation. For more information, please visit http://www.austinorganicgardeners.org.

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Garden Tour With The Zilker Docents

September 19, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join the Zilker Docents! Come join us for a Garden Tour with The Zilker Docents. Learn how the Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love…

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The 22nd Annual Texas Bamboo Festival

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join us at the 22nd Texas Bamboo Festival on September 19-20, 2015 at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas Here is some history of the Annual Texas Bamboo Festivals... The Bamboo Festival concept was conceived by the late Herb Hillery, Texas Bamboo Society driving force and co-founder. The festival serves as the annual fund raising event for the Texas Bamboo Society. Proceeds are used to foster interest in bamboo, provide research, information and support for bamboo artists and to bring new…

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Garden Tour With The Zilker Docents

September 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join the Zilker Docents! Come join us for a Garden Tour with The Zilker Docents. Learn how the Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love…

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Garden Tour With The Zilker Docents

September 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join the Zilker Docents! Come join us for a Garden Tour with The Zilker Docents. Learn how the Zilker Docents share the magic and history of Zilker Botanical Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year. We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for future tours as well as other fun garden events and activities throughout the year. All Zilker Docents will be trained, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just the love…

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Porcelain Art & Plant Sale

September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Porcelain Art & Plant Sale Herbs, Fall Vegetables, Irises, Aquatic Plants, African Violets, Daylilies, and Hand Painted Porcelain Art Sept. 26, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Austin Area Garden Center Zilker Botanical Garden

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Children In History: Going Back To School In The Mid-1880’s

September 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Children in History: Going back to School in the Mid-1800s It’s September and the beginning of a brand new school year! Learn old-time weather sayings that pioneers used to help forecast the weather and see which signs of changing weather you can find throughout the Botanical Garden. Tour the Swedish cabin, watch blacksmiths at work and visit the Esperanza Schoolhouse to learn some new pioneer skills and practice calligraphy. Fashion a feather quill pen and write a letter to a…

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Austin Butterfly Forum Meeting: Land Snails of Texas: Diversity and Conservation, presented by Ben Hutchins

September 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

September 28, 2015, 7 PM meeting: Land Snails of Texas: Diversity and Conservation, presented by Ben Hutchins. Texas is home to approximately 200 species of terrestrial snails with a fascinating diversity of shell shapes, ecological requirements, and biogeography. However, as a group, snails are largely overlooked by the naturalist community because of their small size, cryptic habits, inaccessible habitats, and a lack of resources for identification. Because of their wide distribution across the state and the long-term persistence of shells…

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October 2015

The Austin Organic Gardeners’ Club Regular Meeting- Spiritual Gardens With John Dromgoole

October 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Please join us for our meeting on Monday, October 12th with John Dromgoole, founder and owner of The Natural Gardener. John will discuss spiritual gardens including the historical background and ceremonial uses of specific plants as well as creating sacred spaces in your garden. The Austin Organic Gardeners' Club meets at the Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the opportunity to meet, mingle, and ask questions with local…

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Flower Show

October 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - October 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Violet Crown Garden Club Presents: “Transportation” Land, Sea, & Air A Standard Flower Show Austin Area Garden Center Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road Austin, Texas Open to the Public Saturday, October 17 - Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm AAGC affiliated Garden Club Members can participate in floral designs and horticulture. The Flower Show is free with paid admission ($2.00) to the garden.

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Austin Rose Society Regular Meeting: Rose Grafting Techniques

October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Austin Rose Society Regular Meeting: Rose Grafting Techniques David Koch from San Antonio Rose Society to demonstrate grafting techniques next Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm at the garden center, Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746. This is the regular meeting of the Austin Rose Society. The presentation is free and the public is welcome. David is a long time rose hobbyist, American Rose Society member, and accredited Rose Judge. He has a large garden of roses that he…

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Zilker Docent Meeting: “An Artist’s View of ZBG” with Alisan Clarke

October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Local artist and AAGC Historian Alisan Clarke will teach us how to use viewfinders to see different scenes of nature as created by Zilker garden designers. Alisan gave this program 6 years ago, pointing out the views that we miss in our rush to "see everything" and meet the school bus on time. Bring your camera! For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14 or email [email protected]

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Afternoon In The Garden-Straw Bale Gardening

October 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Afternoon in the Garden: Straw Bale Gardening; Minimal Maintenance and Maximum Production Having difficulty bending over to dig, weed, plant, and other garden chores? Are you experiencing poor soils or no soil but you have concrete or asphalt space available? Straw bale gardening allows anyone to grow a bountiful garden in almost any location that is highly productive while being much less labor intensive. Not to mention, it’s a festive addition that makes a great focal point through the fall…

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*POSTPONED* to 10/31 Zilker Docent Meeting: “An Artist’s View of ZBG” with Alisan Clarke

October 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

*Due to weather forcast we have decided to move this meeting back a week to October 31st* Local artist and AAGC Historian Alisan Clarke will teach us how to use viewfinders to see different scenes of nature as created by Zilker garden designers. Alisan gave this program 6 years ago, pointing out the views that we miss in our rush to "see everything" and meet the school bus on time. Bring your camera! For more information, call 512-477-8672, ext. 14…

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November 2015

Afternoon In The Garden- Keyhole Gardening

November 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Afternoon in the Garden: Keyhole Gardening; Save Water while Boosting Fertility Keyhole gardens have gained popularity in dry regions around the world for their ability to retain moisture and nutrients. This is accomplished by building a circular raised garden bed out of everyday items (known as lasagna gardening), with a compost basket in the middle to continually distribute moisture, nutrients, and even beneficial organisms to the surrounding bed. A small slice in the circle facilitates easy access to the center…

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Austin Butterfly Forum Members’ Show and Tell

November 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Monday, November 23, 2015, 7 PM Meeting: Austin Butterfly Forum Members’ Show and Tell This is a fun meeting that we have every year. Members will have 5-10 minutes to show their favorite photos of the year or to tell about a trip or butterfly experience. Each presenter is responsible for bringing their flash drive with photos. A projector and laptop will be available. Members planning to participate should contact Dan Hardy prior to the meeting. The Austin Butterfly Forum…

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Afternoon In The Garden- Collecting Plants, A Pressing Activity

November 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Sunday, November 29th 1:00- 4:00 pm Afternoon in the Garden: Collecting plants; a Pressing Activity Preserving the flora from your garden is an elegant way to collect the memories of the garden you and your children fostered together. Create a simple plant press to take home with you that can add a sophisticated and colorful touch to your post cards, bookmarks, gifts, and nature journal. Choose specimens from plants that have already been pressed to begin your own herbarium or…

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December 2015

Santa In The Garden

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Please join the Austin Area Garden Center on December 5th, 2015, 10:00am - 3:00pm, as they present Santa In The Garden 2015. Skip the long lines at the mall and bring the entire family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be plenty of goodies to eat, fun crafts to make and Christmas Story telling all within the beautiful setting of Zilker Botanical Garden. Mom and Dad can do some shopping in our Chrysalis Gift Shop and enjoy 20%…

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January 2016

Compost: The Real Walking Dead

January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Compost: The REAL Walking Dead Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746 Compost isn't just a pile of dead leaves! It's a vital community of microorganisms that work to add vital nutrients, moisture, and structure to your soil. Travis County Master Gardener Sheryl Williams will explain the basic science of how compost is created, what materials you can use to make compost, types of compost containers and which to…

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Fruit Trees: Selecting, Planting and Caring

January 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Please join us for our meeting on Monday, January 11th with Tim Miller of Millberg Farms. Tim will discuss selecting, planting, and caring for fruit trees. The Austin Organic Gardeners' Club meets at the Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the opportunity to meet, mingle, and ask questions with local gardeners; club business begins at 7 pm, followed by our guest speaker's presentation. For more information, please visit…

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Winter Faerie Tea Party

January 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

January 17th, 2016; 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm Winter Faerie Tea Party $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below. Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create a greeting card, bookmark, and landscape with pressed plants, practice faerie etiquette, stroll through the garden on a faerie scavenger hunt and plant enchanted faerie florae in a faerie ring. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register…

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Austin Butterfly Forum: Butterfly Farming

January 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

You're invited to this month's Austin Butterfly Forum: Butterfly Farming. This Monday Jan 25th. at 7pm. Visit http://austinbutterflies.org for more info. Jan. 25, 2016, meeting: Butterfly Farming: Following a Dream (or living a nightmare), presented by Dale Clark. A somewhat light hearted look at the joys and frustrations of the day-to-day operations of a butterfly farm. Feeding thousands of hungry mouths every day is not for the fainthearted, but despite the sometimes seemingly overwhelming odds of hunger, disease, drought and/or…

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Faerie Luminarie

January 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Faerie Luminaries $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below. Create fabulous faerie woodland luminaries in glass votives to take home and create luminaries from recycled containers to hang along the woodland trail in the spring. (Register by January 25th). REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS: Register online at: http://austintexas.gov/parks-online-registration Or follow the process outlined below: (January and February events are available through online registration only) 1) Complete these two forms (PDF) a) Participant Waiver/Registration Form* b) Payment Registration…

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February 2016

Texas First Detector

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Texas First Detector Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746 “See something, say something”…a program that gardeners can use to improve observation skills detecting invasive pest (insects) and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette (see picture) that may appear and cause problems in our gardens and landscapes. Susan Jung and Tommie Clayton, Travis County Master Gardeners, will introduce you to the National Plant Diagnostic…

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Valentine’s Day Faerie Tea Party

February 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

February 14th, 2016; 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm Valentine’s Day Faerie Tea Party $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below. Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create flower head wreaths, practice faerie etiquette, stroll through the garden on a faerie scavenger hunt and plant mystic faerie florae in a faerie ring. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register by February 8th). REGISTRATION FOR…

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Austin Butterly Forum: Coevolution of Plants and Beetles

February 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Coevolution of Plants and the Pollinating Beetles of Texas - Presented by Mike Quinn Mike Quinn will discuss the evolution of plants and the association of flower shapes to insect pollination while focusing on beetles which represent the greatest diversity among all pollinators. Former Austin Butterfly Forum President Mike Quinn earned degrees in Entomology and Wildlife from Texas A&M University. He has worked on ornithological, botanical and entomological projects for local, state and federal agencies and was the first statewide…

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March 2016

Austin Organic Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

March 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Get ready for your spring garden at the Austin Organic Gardeners annual plant sale!

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Austin Organic Gardeners Club Meeting

March 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Please join us for our meeting on Monday, March 14th with Lauren Swindell discussing exercises for gardeners and Gordon Wybo from Sustainacycle's Sustainable Living Center of Kyle discussing soil amendments. The Austin Organic Gardeners' Club meets at the Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, in Zilker Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the opportunity to meet, mingle, and ask questions with local gardeners; club business begins at 7 pm, followed by our guest speaker's presentation. For…

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April 2016

Afternoon In The Garden: Faeries, Pollinators and their Flowers.

April 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, pollinators, and their Flowers Family activity, free with Garden entry, no registration required. Play a fun matching game linking unique faeries with their specific plant allies. Plant extraordinary flowers that attract faeries, pollinators, and support wildlife. Learn about the healing and mystical qualities of plants & their allies.

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May 2016

Faerie Landscaping Workshop

May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Faerie Landscaping Workshop $5/ resident, $6/ nonresident (+ $25/garden kit), limited number or kits, see registration information below. Create miniature faerie gardens using live plants and natural materials to take home and invite a faerie into your backyard. Working with gardeners and volunteers, learn what is needed to keep your miniature landscape thriving for your faeries and all the tiny creatures. Kits can be purchased at Zilker Botanical Garden’s Chrysalis gift shop before or at the event. (Register by May…

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Faerie Homes and Gardens Woodland Faerie Trail Opens!

May 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

FAERIE HOMES AND GARDENS 4TH ANNUAL WOODLAND FAERIE TRAIL ZILKER BOTANICAL GARDEN MAY 16TH - JUNE 24TH, 2016 The Award-Winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others. To enter your Faerie Home creation for installation along the Woodland Faerie Trail, complete the application on link below and register by April 29th, 2016. REGISTRATION FOR FAERIE HOME ENTRY: 1) Payment Registration Form* 2) Rules…

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Faerie Homes and Gardens Woodland Faerie Trail Opens!

May 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

FAERIE HOMES AND GARDENS 4TH ANNUAL WOODLAND FAERIE TRAIL ZILKER BOTANICAL GARDEN MAY 16TH - JUNE 24TH, 2016 The Award-Winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others. To enter your Faerie Home creation for installation along the Woodland Faerie Trail, complete the application on link below and register by April 29th, 2016. REGISTRATION FOR FAERIE HOME ENTRY: 1) Payment Registration Form* 2) Rules…

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Faerie Homes and Gardens Woodland Faerie Trail Opens!

May 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

FAERIE HOMES AND GARDENS 4TH ANNUAL WOODLAND FAERIE TRAIL ZILKER BOTANICAL GARDEN MAY 16TH - JUNE 24TH, 2016 The Award-Winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others. To enter your Faerie Home creation for installation along the Woodland Faerie Trail, complete the application on link below and register by April 29th, 2016. REGISTRATION FOR FAERIE HOME ENTRY: 1) Payment Registration Form* 2) Rules…

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Forts and Faerie Homes Workshop

May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. See registration information below. Create a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction. (Register by May 23rd). May 28th, 2016; three sessions available: 9:00 to 11:00 am, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, or 3:00 to 5:00 pm REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS: Register online at: http://austintexas.gov/parks-online-registration Or follow the process outlined below: (January and February events are available through online registration only) 1) Complete these…

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June 2016

Beginner’s Bird Walk at Zilker Botanical Garden

June 4, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Join us for a bird walk at the Zilker Botanical Garden led by Virginia Rose and Judith Bailey. Meet at the entrance. Please note there is a very small entrance fee, $1-2 per person. Families welcome! For information, maps, and eBird data about Zilker Botanical Garden, visit Central Texas Birding: http://www.theonlinezoo.com/centraltexasbirding/zilker_botanical_garden.html

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Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight

June 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight June 17th- 19th, 2016; 8:00 to 10:00 pm Family activity, no registration required. Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight and experience magic! $6/ Adult non-resident, $4/ Adult residents. $2/ for Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors (age 62 & over). Entertainers, music, and cold treats. REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS: Register online at: http://austintexas.gov/parks-online-registration Or follow the process outlined below: (January and February events are available through online registration only) 1) Complete these two forms…

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September 2016

Closed for ACL weekends

September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

We will be closed all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday for both Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) weekends.

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October 2016

Porcelain Arts & Plant Sale

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Hand painted china (plates, vases, mugs, jewelry, framed artwork) for sale, and artists available to answer any questions. Participating garden clubs also include: First Austin African Violet Society, Austin Area Begonia Society, Iris Society of Austin, Austin Herb Society, Austin Bonsai Society. Free with garden admission $2 Austin resident, $3 nonresident, $1 children & senior citizens

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Porcelain Arts & Plant Sale

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Hand painted china (plates, vases, mugs, jewelry, framed artwork) for sale, and artists available to answer any questions. Participating garden clubs also include: First Austin African Violet Society, Austin Area Begonia Society, Iris Society of Austin, Austin Herb Society, Austin Bonsai Society. Free with garden admission $2 Austin resident, $3 nonresident, $1 children & senior citizens

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Naked Trees! Stories of seasonal changes

October 31, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Naked Trees! Stories of seasonal changes (*two stories are in Español) Story Time themes are based on the seasonal happenings found in the garden. While visiting garden features and listening to stories, the children will bring the theme to life through hands-on activities and a botanical expedition! All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary. Program occurs on select Monday mornings from September through February, 2017 at 10:30 am. No food or drinks are allowed in…

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November 2016

Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States

Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives November 12, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Invasive species have the potential to drastically change our Texas landscape. This presentation will cover the threats posed by invasive species, as well as responses to the threat. The Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program will be introduced, as one of several ways you can get involved in managing invasive species. As the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the Lady Bird Johnson…

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December 2016

Santa in the Garden

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Join us at the Austin Area Garden Center for Santa in the Garden 2016. Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. Tasty treats & fun crafts. Enjoy shopping in our Chrysalis Gift Shop and get 20% off the entire store during the event. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this special event. Free with garden admission: $1 child & senior citizen, $2 adult Austin resident, $3 nonresident. See the…

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January 2017

Winter Faerie Tea Party- Registration Required

January 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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January 15th 2017; 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm (Both Sessions are currently SOLD OUT, please register on our waitinglist via- https://austintexas.gov/parksonline) Winter Faerie Tea Party $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below. Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create a greeting card, bookmark, and landscape with pressed plants. Practice faerie etiquette. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, & juice. (Register by January 9th). Register online…

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Miniature Fairy Garden

January 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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The Austin Pond Society will be welcoming Jody & Marcus Young from Bloomers Garden Center, in Elgin TX, as our January 2017 monthly membership speaker. Jody will be sharing her expertise on designing & building a Miniature Fairy Garden.

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Faerie Luminaries- Registration Required

January 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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January 22nd 2017; 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm Faerie Luminaries $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below. Create fabulous faerie woodland luminaries in glass votives to take home & create luminaries from recycled containers to hang along the woodland trail in the spring. Stroll through the garden on a faerie scavenger hunt and plant enchanted faerie florae in a faerie ring. (Register by January 16th). Register online at: https://austintexas.gov/parksonline - You…

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February 2017

Beloved Faerie Tea Party- Registration Required

February 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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February 19th 2017; 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 2:30 to 4:30 pm (Both Sessions are currently SOLD OUT, please register on our waitinglist via- https://austintexas.gov/parksonline) Beloved Faerie Tea Party $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident child, limited space, see registration information below. Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create flower head wreaths & practice faerie etiquette. Includes fruit, miniature cakes, tea, and juice. (Register by February 13th). The afternoon session from 2:30 to 4:30…

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April 2017

Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, Wildlife, & their Wildflowers

April 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Faeries, Wildlife, and their Wildflowers Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm This PARD event takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will continue the program 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightening. Family activity, free with Garden entry, no registration required. Play a fun matching game linking unique faeries with their specific plant allies. Plant extraordinary flowers that attract faeries, pollinators, and support wildlife. Learn about the healing and mystical…

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May 2017

Woodland Faerie Trail Opens

May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Woodland Faerie Trail opens May 27th through July 30th. Free with Garden entry and open during regular hours, no registration required. Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail through the escarpment pathway and see who is home. Woodland Faerie Trail closes July 30th, 2017 For more info and other faerie related events go to: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/zilker-faerie-homes-gardens

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June 2017

Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight

June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight and experience magic! Entertainers, music, activities and cold refreshments. June 9th and 10th, 2017; 8:00 to 10:00 pm (last entry at 9:30 pm) $6/ Adult non-resident, $4/ Adult residents. $2/ for Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors (age 62 & over). Family activity, no registration required, admission taken at the gate, last entry at 9:30 pm. For more info or other faerie related events visit http://www.austintexas.gov/page/zilker-faerie-homes-gardens

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July 2017

Forts and Faerie Homes Workshop

July 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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9:30 am to 11:30 am or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm $16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. See registration information below. Create a hidden life sized space in the Garden along the Woodland Faerie Trail using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction. (Register by July 28th). Register online at: https://austintexas.gov/parksonline - You will want to create an account for your household, including your children, for this and future Parks and Recreation programming. - Once your account has been…

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December 2017

Story Time in the Garden: Naked Trees & the four seasons

December 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm *This PARD event takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will continue the program 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightening Family-friendly free event with admission Story Time themes are based on the seasonal happenings found in the garden. While visiting garden features and listening to stories, the children will bring the theme to life through hands-on activities and a botanical expedition! All children…

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March 2018

Soil Amendments with Velia Sanchez Ruiz

March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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MARCH 2018 MONTHLY CLUB MEETING Past Austin Daylily Society Club president and current president of the Violet Crown Garden Club, Velia Sanchez Ruiz, will present a program on soil amendments with a focus on organic gardening. Join us for this informative and entertaining discussion! New members always welcome! For more information on club membership, please visit: http://www.austindaylily.org/why-join Refreshments are served at 6:45pm and our meetings begin at 7:00pm.

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Celebrate Urban Birds March 10th

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Celebrate Urban Birds 2018 Celebrate Urban Birds is a project started by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to engage diverse urban audiences with citizen science and local birds. Travis Audubon partners with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Capital Area Master Naturalists, libraries, and other local groups to educate the community about birds through nature walks, crafts, and more. Check out the Celebrate Urban Birds events planned this year and check back for updates! (from Travis Audubon) https://travisaudubon.org/celebrate-urban-birds…

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Celebrate Urban Birds March 10th

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Celebrate Urban Birds 2018 Celebrate Urban Birds is a project started by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to engage diverse urban audiences with citizen science and local birds. Travis Audubon partners with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Capital Area Master Naturalists, libraries, and other local groups to educate the community about birds through nature walks, crafts, and more. Check out the Celebrate Urban Birds events planned this year and check back for updates! (from Travis Audubon) https://travisaudubon.org/celebrate-urban-birds…

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Zilker Botanical Garden Master Plan – Community Workshop 3

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) recently launched Phase 1 of the Zilker Botanical Garden Master Plan, in collaboration with a planning team led by the Austin-based firm Asakura Robinson. The scope of this timely project includes an assessment of the garden’s historical development and existing site features with an eye toward current and future needs, new programming opportunities, and improved access. Your ideas are needed to ensure that Zilker Botanical Garden is a place for all…

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April 2018

Starlight Social

April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$100

Austin’s own up-and-coming soul sensation, Tomar and the FCs, will perform at the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy’s Starlight Social on Thursday, April 12, 6:30-9:30 PM.  Emceed by KUTX program director Matt Reilly, the Starlight Social will feature twilight tours of the garden, gourmet bites from Austin’s leading restaurants, local craft beer, wine and signature cocktails, a dessert and coffee bar, plus a live auction. Attendance is capped at 300 guests  For more information and to purchase tickets,visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starlight-social-tickets-43764422566.

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September 2018

Austin Cactus and Succulent Society Fall Show and Sale

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society will host its Fall Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday September 1st and 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, at the Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden in Zilker Park (2220 Barton Springs Road). Admission to the show is free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children and seniors). The show offers visitors a chance to see rare and beautiful cacti and succulent species from around the…

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Free Gardening Seminar – Fall Vegetable Gardening

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$1 – $62

The Travis County Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a gardening seminar on September 8, 2018, on “Fall Vegetable Gardening.”  The milder days of fall create an ideal gardening environment for both garden and gardener.  Now is the time to plant cool-weather vegetables, including broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, sugar snap peas and more.  Join Master Gardener Patty Leander as she shares tips for planting a fall garden along with information on recommended vegetable varieties, planting dates and organic technique for…

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October 2018

Austin Butterfly Forum Monthly Meeting

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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We meet at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of every month except for December. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more info visit http://austinbutterflies.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126095124154672/?fref=mentions photo credit https://austin.com/event/austin-butterfly-forum-members-show-and-tell/

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First Austin African Violet Society Monthly Meeting

October 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Meetings start at 9:30 am on the fourth Wednesday of each month. See website below for exceptions and more detailed information on dates/times of meetings and monthly program information. First Austin African Violet Society (FAAVS) http://www.orgsites.com/tx/faavs/ The FAAVS is an affiliate of the AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC. (AVSA) and the LONE STAR AFRICAN VIOLET COUNCIL (LSAVC).

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Violet Crown Garden Club Monthly Meeting

October 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Our meetings and programs take place in the large conference room at the Austin Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden Our monthly meetings begin at 9:30 am with refreshments and fellowship followed by a short business meeting and program beginning at 10 am. For more info visit http://violetcrowngardenclub.org/

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The Garden Club of Austin Monthly Meeting

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month. Meetings are always free and open to the public. Welcome to one of Austin's most dynamic gardening clubs - the "go-to" club for tips, knowledge and shared expertise and experience on gardening in Central Texas. Whether you are a long-time "green thumb" used to the vagrancies of our climate and growing conditions, new to the area, or just developing an interest in gardening, you'll find The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) a…

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Roots & Wings Festival

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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$1 – $3

Celebrating trees, pollinators, and all creatures! On Halloween weekend, we invite you to explore the outdoors, get your face painted, and celebrate in your best nature-themed costume! The Roots & Wings Festival is a combined community-wide appreciation party for Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day. This day of celebration just needs you! Come in costume or visit the costume creation station as we fill Zilker Botanical Garden with butterflies, bugs, and faeries. Let nature be your inspiration! Some of What's…

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November 2018

Austin Daylily Society Monthly Meeting

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Join us on the first Thursday of the month (except January, June, July, and December). We meet in the Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Gardens. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. The Austin Daylily Society promotes and encourages the cultivation of daylilies (botanical name Hemerocallis) as a way to beautify the home and the community. We’re affiliated with the American Hemerocallis Society, Region 6 and the Austin Area Garden Council. http://www.austindaylily.org/ https://www.facebook.com/AustinDaylilySociety/

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Porcelain Art Club of Texas

November 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Porcelain Art Club of Texas Meetings held every first Monday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Beekeepers Monthly Meeting

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Travis County Beekeepers Association meetings are usually held on the FIRST Monday of each month. Typically, a beekeeper lesson is offered at 7:00pm, then we may have a guest speaker, another class, or a short business meeting. Meetings are held inside the Zilker Botanical Garden Center Large Meeting room, parking is free for attendees. Please bring snacks to share when you can, thanks! Travis County Beekeepers Association is committed to educating both beekeepers and the public about the importance of…

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Austin Herb Society Monthly Meeting

November 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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General Meeting 1st Tuesday of each month 9:30-12:00 noon Zilker Garden Center Free for members, $5 for non-members February 6, 2018 Winter Soup Social. This annual event features delectable soups prepared by the AHS Culinary Group. Share recipes and enjoy good company! In addition our Sponsor Bill Varney, owner of URBANHerbal, will speak and have product to sell. For questions about the Austin Herb Society contact us at [email protected] or visit http://www.austinherbsociety.org

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Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society Monthly Meeting

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Heart O' Texas Orchid Society Monthly Meetings which start at 7:00PM every first Tuesday of each month, are both fun and exciting! Each month, we have a different speaker and guest who provide all of us with valuable information on how to be a successful orchid grower or hobbyist. All meetings are free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/www.hotos.org/ http://www.hotos.org

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Weeding Wednesday

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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WEEDING WEDNESDAY Second Wednesday of the Month 9AM TO 12pm Zilker Botanical Garden (ZBG), Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy (ZBGC), and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC) would like to invite you and your friends to come help in our beautiful garden on Weeding Wednesday. We will be paired with staff to lend them a helping hand. It's a great way to volunteer your time where it is needed. We might be weeding, planting, pruning or a little of everything. Please…

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Austin Bonsai Society Monthly Meeting

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Our February 2018 meeting will focus on the tools and tips necessary to dig and collect plants from the wild for Bonsai. Learn about the amazing native species all around us which lend themselves to becoming beautiful works of art! The Society holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Our social hour begins at 7:00 PM, followed by our program at 7:30 PM. This program consists of lectures, demonstrations, slides and other material to increase our collective…

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Austin Cactus and Succulent Monthly Meeting

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Club meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month at the Austin Area Garden Center in Zilker Botanical Garden. Refreshments will be available at 7:00 pm for anyone wishing to arrive early for food, drink, and conversation about our favorite plants. The program begins at 7:30. In December, we have a holiday party (place and time vary). General club meetings are always free and open to the public. For more info visit http://www.austincss.com/ or Austin…

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Austin Pond Society Monthly Meeting

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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The Austin Pond Society meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm in the Zilker Garden Auditorium. General club meetings are always free and open to the public. Visit http://www.austinpondsociety.org/ for more info or Austin Pond Society on facebook.

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Austin Rose Society Monthly Meeting

November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Join Us each 3rd Tuesday Join us in our regular meeting the third Tuesday each month. Exceptions are July and December - we will not meet in those months. 7:00p Zilker Botanical Garden Auditorium General club meetings are always free and open to the public. Visit http://www.austinrosesociety.org for more info

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Violet Crown Garden Club Monthly Meeting

November 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Our meetings and programs take place in the large conference room at the Austin Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden Our monthly meetings begin at 9:30 am with refreshments and fellowship followed by a short business meeting and program beginning at 10 am. For more info visit http://violetcrowngardenclub.org/

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The Garden Club of Austin Monthly Meeting

November 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month. Meetings are always free and open to the public. Welcome to one of Austin's most dynamic gardening clubs - the "go-to" club for tips, knowledge and shared expertise and experience on gardening in Central Texas. Whether you are a long-time "green thumb" used to the vagrancies of our climate and growing conditions, new to the area, or just developing an interest in gardening, you'll find The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) a…

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Austin Butterfly Forum Monthly Meeting

November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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We meet at the Zilker Botanical Garden Center at 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of every month except for December. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more info visit http://austinbutterflies.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126095124154672/?fref=mentions photo credit https://austin.com/event/austin-butterfly-forum-members-show-and-tell/

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First Austin African Violet Society Monthly Meeting

November 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Meetings start at 9:30 am on the fourth Wednesday of each month. See website below for exceptions and more detailed information on dates/times of meetings and monthly program information. First Austin African Violet Society (FAAVS) http://www.orgsites.com/tx/faavs/ The FAAVS is an affiliate of the AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC. (AVSA) and the LONE STAR AFRICAN VIOLET COUNCIL (LSAVC).

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December 2018

Santa in the Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free with Garden Entry

This PARD event is indoors and takes place rain or shine.   Join us at Austin Area Garden Center for Santa in the Garden 2018. Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. Shop in our Chrysalis Gift Shop & enjoy 20% off during the event. Bring your own camera to capture this special event! Tasty treats & fun crafts. Interested in being one of Santa's helpers or assisting with activities at…

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Porcelain Art Club of Texas

December 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Porcelain Art Club of Texas Meetings held every first Monday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Beekeepers Monthly Meeting

December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Travis County Beekeepers Association meetings are usually held on the FIRST Monday of each month. Typically, a beekeeper lesson is offered at 7:00pm, then we may have a guest speaker, another class, or a short business meeting. Meetings are held inside the Zilker Botanical Garden Center Large Meeting room, parking is free for attendees. Please bring snacks to share when you can, thanks! Travis County Beekeepers Association is committed to educating both beekeepers and the public about the importance of…

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Austin Herb Society Monthly Meeting

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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General Meeting 1st Tuesday of each month 9:30-12:00 noon Zilker Garden Center Free for members, $5 for non-members February 6, 2018 Winter Soup Social. This annual event features delectable soups prepared by the AHS Culinary Group. Share recipes and enjoy good company! In addition our Sponsor Bill Varney, owner of URBANHerbal, will speak and have product to sell. For questions about the Austin Herb Society contact us at [email protected] or visit http://www.austinherbsociety.org

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Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society Monthly Meeting

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Heart O' Texas Orchid Society Monthly Meetings which start at 7:00PM every first Tuesday of each month, are both fun and exciting! Each month, we have a different speaker and guest who provide all of us with valuable information on how to be a successful orchid grower or hobbyist. All meetings are free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/www.hotos.org/ http://www.hotos.org

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Plein Air Meetup

December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Join the Plein Air Austin painting group Original art painted in Zilker Botanical Garden and around Austin by talented Austin artists. Plein Air Austin (PAA) is a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas dedicated to the tradition of painting on location in a direct manner. http://www.pleinairaustin.org/

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Austin Bonsai Society Monthly Meeting

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Our February 2018 meeting will focus on the tools and tips necessary to dig and collect plants from the wild for Bonsai. Learn about the amazing native species all around us which lend themselves to becoming beautiful works of art! The Society holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Our social hour begins at 7:00 PM, followed by our program at 7:30 PM. This program consists of lectures, demonstrations, slides and other material to increase our collective…

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Austin Pond Society Monthly Meeting

December 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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The Austin Pond Society meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm in the Zilker Garden Auditorium. General club meetings are always free and open to the public. Visit http://www.austinpondsociety.org/ for more info or Austin Pond Society on facebook.

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March 2019

Free Gardening Seminar – Overcoming The Challenges of Growing Tomatoes

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free

Continuing the popular Saturday gardening seminar series, Travis County Master Gardener Association will sponsor five new public seminars scheduled from March to September in 2019. Seminars are held from 10 am to 12 pm in the Austin Area Garden Center at the Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78746. Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist Patty Leander will kick-off this year's seminar series on March 30, 2019, with a presentation on tomatoes.  She will share her knowledge of how…

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June 2019

Free Gardening Seminar – Native and Adapted Plants for Central Texas

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free with park entrance fee

Perennial flowers, plants that return year-after-year, are both economical and low-maintenance.  In selecting perennials for Central Texas, it is always best to choose plants that will tolerate our summer heat, native soils, and infrequent rains. Join life-long plant enthusiast and Travis County Master Gardener, Reeve Hobbie, as he shares dozens of his favorite tried and true perennials that thrive here with minimal care in our climate and soils.  The seminar, sponsored by Travis County Master Gardener Association, will be held…

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July 2019

Free Gardening Seminar – The Nature and Spirit of Japanese Gardens

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Free with park entrance fee

Take a trip to gardens around the world without even leaving Austin.  Please join Dr. Molly Ogorzaly as she contrasts Western and Eastern gardening traditions and explains how religious eliefs influenced the conception and construction of Japanese gardens. Dr. Ogorzaly, who holds degrees in agriculture, botany and science education, will share design principles and identify adapted plants that can be used in Central Texas. These designs and plants are featured in Austin’s Taniguchi Japanese Garden, which opened in 1969 and was…

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August 2019

Free Gardening Seminar – Growing Herbs in Central Texas

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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free with park admission fee

Learn the basics of growing herbs in the Austin area. Together we will explore a fascinating group of plants that have been part of mankind’s history for thousands of years. Master Gardener and past President of the Austin Herb Society, Lucinda Rudin, will cover a comprehensive set of topics, including soil preparation, watering, growing seasons, when to plant, when to harvest and how to preserve and store your herbs.  Additionally, she will provide ideas for growing herbs in a variety…

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Free Gardening Seminar – Growing Herbs in Central Texas

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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free with park admission fee

Learn the basics of growing herbs in the Austin area. Together we will get started on a journey to a fascinating group of plants that have been part of mankind’s history for thousands of years. Master Gardener and past President of the Austin Herb Society, Lucinda Rudin, will cover a comprehensive set of topics, including soil preparation, watering, growing seasons, when to plant, when to harvest and how to preserve and store your herbs.  Additionally, she will provide ideas for…

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September 2019

Free Gardening Seminar – The Selection, Planting and Care of your Trees

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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free with park admission fee

Get ready for tree planting season! There are many types of trees that will thrive in Central Texas. Matching a tree’s characteristics and growing requirements with your personal preferences is the first step to successfully adding or replacing trees that will increase the value of your property and bring you enjoyment for many years. Please join Travis County Master Gardener Jerry Naiser as he takes you through the steps of selecting, planting and caring for your trees. Planting the tree…

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October 2019

Roots & Wings Festival 2019

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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This event is free with regular Garden admission. Current admission rates can be found online at www.zilkergarden.org. Rates are subject to change.

Join us for the Roots & Wings Festival — Austin’s community-wide celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day! On Halloween weekend, we invite you to explore the outdoors, enjoy art-making, and celebrate in your best nature-themed costume! Fun for all ages: Get up close with monarchs at the butterfly tag and release tent. Reach new heights with City of Austin arborists at our assisted tree climb. Explore and play in nature with crafting and hands on demonstrations. Plus face…

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