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Zilker Botanical Garden

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Neighbourhood: South Austin
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Address: 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: +1 512-477-8672
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Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid...

Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.

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Botanical Garden

Great place nice friendly,near a park by a lake near Water.Fun place to go on Saturday.Near the Downtown area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place nice friendly,near a park by a lake near Water.Fun place to go on Saturday.Near the Downtown area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a nice place to go and take pictures and see some nice plants and water features. I went with the family and we really enjoyed it.

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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely beautiful place. Walks in short sections through a Japanese Garden, a prehistoric forest, a rose garden and a section of succulents that give you a whole new appreciation of cacti. The only issue we had was bug bites. Some pretty darn bad ones that started popping up right away. Take bug spray. This is a place you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small botanical garden. The place is divided into several themed area, some more interesting than others. I came here in the morning, so the place was quiet and there were not many other visitors. Didn't see many flowers or wildlife (butterflies, etc.) here, could be this wasn't the season for flowers. While there were directions along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving around the city on our last day in town and stopped at the gardens on a whim. Great place. It was very peaceful and full of interesting exhibits especially the Japanese gardens. Well worth the visit.

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Bargersville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well thought out trails with themed gardens and Austin history. The dinosaur garden is like taking a walk in a quiet and still Jurassic Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful for walking with family, but there are no many flowers and butterflies because it is possible this is not the spring and there are beautiful garden design

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love this place iv only been there 3 times but every time i pass it i always want to stop by and walk the path thanks to Yobored for helping me find this place they did a awesome article about this place on Yobored.com by G2

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful ponds and landscaping. Lovely rose garden in the late spring/early summer. Popular wedding locale. Nice for a leisurely stroll.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped here on our recent visit to Austin and spent a lovely few hours wandering these well cared for grounds. There are several different areas within the garden including a Japanese garden with the largest koi I have ever seen. The Monarch butterflies were everywhere thanks to a plant specific Butterfly Garden area. The roses were not in bloom... More 

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