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Zilker Botanical Garden

Dog-friendly Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, TX, is packed with rare and unusual plants, and the campus includes various themed areas you'll love to explore with your leashed pet. This garden is a unique collaboration between the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). It's open to the public most days year-round and is enjoyed by over 400,000 visitors each year. Visit Website

Or call (512) 477-8672 or email info@zilkergarden.org for more information.


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Zilker Botanical Garden has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 781 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Harmony
    Nov. 10, 2022
    Beautiful grounds

    75 degrees in November and you still need bug spray. There was plenty of shaded trails and the butterflies are everywhere. It's their house. There are so many splits in the trails that it felt chaotic, but also like pick your own adventure. It wasn't crowded at all, which made it more enjoyable. I wish there were more dog watering stations.

  • Sierra
    Aug. 5, 2022
    Perfect place to visit!

    The garden is absolutely beautiful and most of the trails are super shady so it’s a great place to go with your pup

  • Sarah
    Mar. 21, 2022
    Nice little adventure

    enjoyed learning the plants and the interactive design of the Japanese garden paths. lots for dog to sniff too!

    Jul. 30, 2021
    Loved it, as did my Chihuahua!!

    Great shade, water bowl at store, poop bags for pet. Just great. I will definitely come here again!

  • Carolynn
    More than a year ago
    Great Place

    I love this location!! Today was the first time we brought our dogs, and they loved it too! Fantastic trails to wander around, plenty of shaded areas for rest breaks and waste receptacles so I didn’t have to carry the poop bag forever.
    Will definitely bring the dogs again!

  • Marivel
    More than a year ago
    botanical gardens

    Really fun! We even saw some authentic blacksmiths!! My pup loved it too lots of room to run around!

  • Eric
    More than a year ago
    Great place for dogs and owners!

    Great place to visit with your pet. Some of the passage ways are kind of narrow, but a great time to be had by pets and owners alike!

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