Zilker Botanical Gardens

Featuring a number of different gardens, Zilker has something for every group, including the two newest additions: the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, and the Green Garden, with areas planted by different local designers. On a guided, docent-led tour, groups will use their senses and their problem-solving skills to understand the different types of plants in the garden and their role in the environment. The Gardens provide an online guide for self-guided tours, and a Book Lending Program where books about the garden and nature can be read to the class.
Contact Info
Address: 2220 Artbon Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78746. Tel: 512-477-8672. Email: david.trevino@austintexas.gov. Website: www.zilkergarden.org. Hrs: Daily 7AM-7PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue