Zilker Botanical Garden


Koi pond  covered with lily pads at Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden, located in Zilker Botanical Garden.

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These lush gardens cover 31 acres on the south bank of the Colorado River, with displays including natural grottoes, a Japanese garden and a fragrant herb garden. You'll also find interesting historical artifacts sprinkled about the site – kind of like an outdoor architectural museum – including a 19th-century pioneer cabin, a cupola that once sat atop a local schoolhouse, and a footbridge moved from Congress Ave.

Cash or check only for the entrance fee.