The Pearl in the heart of Austin: Zilker Botanical Garden

Last Sunday was the first day of Calendar Spring. It’s called Spring Equinox in Chinese twenty-four solar terms, which remarks the equal length of day and night. So where to go to enjoy the last sunny afternoon of our first spring break in America? An afternoon in the sunshine and breeze, surrounded by the new buds and flowers, sounded like the perfect cure for my boyfriend lab fever … so we took off for Zilker Botanical Garden-the pearl in the heart of Austin!

This botanical garden is part of Zilker Metropolitan Park, also very near to Barton Springs. We spent a couple of hours there, enjoying the serenity and verdant setting of this garden. It has several gardens, like Prehistoric, Butterfly, Pioneer Village, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and so on.

Road signs in Botanical Garden

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