It’s that time again for the Annual Zilker Garden Festival on Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th from 10am – 5pm! And the best part is that the Austin Kid’s Directory is giving away family 4-packs of tickets on our facebook page! Contest ends and winners will be notified on March 21st at 9am.
For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone:
The annual Flower Show in the Garden Center, featuring judged designs and an array of horticultural specimens. This year’s theme is “Grandma’s Kitchen”.
Live music from the Soundstage in the Rose Garden – with a variety of musical offerings both afternoons.
Gardening Talks under the big, white tent next to the Garden Center – where novice and seasoned gardeners will enjoy talks from local gardening experts.
The always fun and interactive Kids’ Corner in the Rose Garden – where kids can build a birdhouse, or bird feeder, make butterfly wings and masks, have their faces painted, and learn about plants from Master Gardeners.
Tasty food offerings at the Food Court in the Oak Grove on the Escarpment Trail.
The Escarpment Trail near the Butterfly Garden where you can learn about City of Austin Programs that help gardeners grow sustainable, earth-wise gardens.
Plan to arrive early and bring your wagon! There will be vendors from Austin and Central Texas, selling a variety of plants – native and adapted annuals and perennials, cacti & succulents, veggies and herbs, orchids, and tropicals. Shop for garden-themed arts & crafts, ceramic pottery, custom jewelry, handmade artistic clothing, herbal products, garden hats.
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.
Click here to order tickets online, $5 for adults and $2 for children age 5-12. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate, $7 Adults, $3 Children, Parking $5