2016 Zilker Garden Festival – Cultivate Austin: Live Here, Grow Here

It’s time for the 59th Annual Zilker Garden Festival – Cultivate Austin: Live Here, Grow Here!! This year’s event is being held on April 2nd & 3rd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 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!

Visit the vendor booths from Austin and Central Texas who will offer a variety of plants for sale – native and adapted annuals and perennials, cacti & succulents, veggies & herbs, orchids, and tropicals. Shop for garden-themed arts & crafts, ceramic pottery, custom jewelry, handmade artistic clothing, herbal products, and garden hats. Visit http://www.zilkergarden.org/ZGF/zgfvendors.html for a complete list of vendors!

You can also visit the City of Austin Grow Green tables on the lawn by the Garden Center for activities, resources, and information on growing beautiful, earth-wise gardens. See Smokey the Bear from 10:30am-12:30pm! Take a Garden Tour at 2:30pm, led by a Grow Green plant expert at the Green Garden (near the Garden Center)! Create miniature faerie houses, forts, or sculptures at the Zilker Botanical Garden table!

New this year! Join the fun in the Beer Garden, as they partner with Independence Brewing Company to offer handcrafted beers brewed fresh in South Austin!

Admission is $10 for adults (age 13+), $4 for children (age 4-12) and children under age 4 are free. Parking is $5, but admission is half price on Sunday for all bicyclists!