Zilker Botanical Garden is now open to the public. All visitors must purchase admission tickets in advance on line.
However, if you are volunteering - you will not need to purchase a ticket but you will need to park in the Volunteer area which is by the Bev Shed. If you are not sure where that is here is a description:
Volunteer parking directions:
Enter the normal botanical garden entrance on Barton Springs Rd. Follow the driveway around - pass the main building and then you will see another small building that has bathrooms, and then you will see a few orange cones. Take a right at the orange cones and drive down the dirt path. On the left you will see some areas where you can park. There is an old trailer in that area that is commonly called the "Bev Shed". If that area is full - continue driving down the dirt path to the greenhouse area to park.
Do not block any pathways.
You will need to carry your tools to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden.
Normally the Texas Bamboo Society meets in the morning of the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin,TX and helps to groom the bamboo groves. We ask participants to bring a saw, loppers, hand clippers, gloves, and bungies or cord if you would like to take some bamboo poles home with you in exchange for your labor. Questions? contact Michael 512-484-7477 or Carole 512-906-8250 Members and non-members are welcome!membership info
Instead of meeting inside the garden building - we meet in the Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden and do some maintenance work in the bamboo groves.
The 27th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival originally scheduled for September 2020 has been postponed due to the covid-19 virus.
Please check back for future updates!
If you are looking for running bamboo plants - please call Wes at 512-923-6384.