Spring is here…that means that the Zilker Garden Festival is just around the corner! Join the fun on Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th from 10am-5pm each day. For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination that offers something for everyone. There is the annual Flower Show in the Garden Center, featuring judged designs and an array of horticultural specimens. There will also be live music from the Soundstage in the Rose Garden with a variety of musical offerings on both days. Gardening Talks will take place under the big, white tent next to the Garden Center where novice and seasoned gardeners will enjoy talks from local gardening experts.
And don’t forget the interactive Kids’ Corner in the Rose Garden where kids can build a birdhouse, have their faces painted, make dinosaur masks and butterfly wings. And of course there will be tasty food offerings at the Food Court in the Oak Grove on the Escarpment Trail.
Vendors from across Central Texas will fill the garden, selling a variety of plants such as annuals, perennials, cacti & succulents, vegetables and herbs, and tropicals. Festival goers can also shop for garden-themed arts and crafts, ceramic pottery, unique jewelry, herbal products, baskets, birdhouses, and colorful garden benches.
Zilker Garden Festival is co-sponsored by the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC) and the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD). The festival is the primary fundraiser for AAGC, and proceeds support Zilker Botanical Garden. Visit http://www.zilkergarden.org for a complete listing of activities and information about parking.
Pre-sale tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and are available at the Garden Center gift shop through Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Tickets at the gate will be $7 for adults and $3 for children age 5-12. Parking is $5.
But the best part of this story is that the Austin Kid’s Directory is giving away free tickets! All you have to do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you would like a set of 2, 3 or 4 tickets. Be sure to include your mailing address and we will give away tickets until they are gone…first come, first served! When all tickets are gone we will make a post on our facebook page to keep you in the loop. So what are you waiting for?