The Beautiful, Underrated Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, TX

Austin is a beautiful city with tons of great attractions, but Zilker Botanical Garden has to be one of the most underrated. Zilker Botanical Garden is located in south-central Austin and features different plant types and walking paths and trails. It’s an oasis for those who want peace away from the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Austin. Information can be found here.

The Zilker Botanical Garden is where people like to go when the weather starts getting hot. It’s beautiful and has lots of flowers, trees, ponds with ducks, etc… It also has several very nice playgrounds for kids (both big and small). The Zilker Treehouse, in particular, is amazing! Some trails loop through different park areas – some hiking trails take you closer to Lady Bird Lake (with great views), while other paths take you down by Barton Springs. Zilker Park itself contains quite a bit more than just Zilker Botanical Gardens, so it can quickly eat an entire day if you have time to explore all there is to do at this beautiful Austin park. Zilker Park is located in south-central Austin, just off of Barton Springs Rd on the east side of Lady Bird Lake. Zilker Botanical Garden is open every day from dawn to dusk. Admission is free. See here for information about A Walk in the Park: Zilker Park.