The Zilker Botanical Garden is home to a variety of gardens that span across 26 acres of land. Over 300,000 people visit the Zilker Botanical Garden over the course of the year.
Green Garden demonstrates that you can grow a gorgeous garden while being environmentally conscious. The Green Garden recognizes that there is an increase demand for water and that various chemical impacts have made it difficult to maintain and stabilize our water supply. So, all of the flora and fauna within the Green Garden are adaptable to environments with less water. Also, many of the plants within this exhibit actively work to promote nutrients and an increased air quality.
Hartman Prehistoric Garden explores the notion that dinosaurs once roamed earth and the land that the Zilker Botanical Garden calls home. In 1992, paleontologists were exploring Zilker Botanical Garden when they discovered over 100 tracks from various dinosaurs. They also discovered fossils from an ancient turtle. Throughout the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, visitors can explore plants that mimic what someone would find in ancient times, as well as dinosaur sculptures.
Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden is one of Isamu Taniguchi’s most magnificent gardens. Taniguchi built this garden when he was 70 years old, and worked without a contract or any form of payment. There are many elements in this garden that resemble quintessential Japanese gardens, such as a word being spelled out by the different ponds, and various bridges and structures.
Photo: Zilker Botanical Garden
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