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Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

Education. Conservation. Beauty.

Our Mission

To inspire people of all ages to treasure, promote, and protect the botanical wonders of our world.

History of the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

In 2013, PARD and AAGC conducted a visioning exercise which highlighted the Garden’s needs and untapped potential, including needs for the future.

Who We Are and Where We’re Going

The Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy was established in 2015 to fulfill the initial goals of transforming Zilker Botanical Garden and transitioning operations from Austin Area Garden Council and the City of Austin – in particular the City Parks and Recreation Department – to the Conservancy.

Zilker Botanical Garden: A Jewel in the Heart of Austin

A Dream Realized: In the early spring of 1924, Clara Driscoll held the first meeting of the Violet Crown Garden Club, in her home at Laguna Gloria.

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