An Afternoon Stroll in Zilker Botanical Gardens

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After a week of cold weather in Austin – with the temperature in the 30s –  it was very pleasant  that today, 1 February  2014, the temperature reached 74 F.  Before this rare beautiful warm weather suddenly turned to gray and cold again, I, Alfred and Junior took the opportunity by strolling in Zilker Botanical Garden.  Considering it was in the middle of winter, we did’t expect much of this park.  It turned out that in spite of the unfavorable season, Zilker was still able to show off  its charm.

The wooden bridge above the Koi Ponds

The wooden bridge above the Koi Ponds

The Bamboo Forest

The Bamboo Forest

Located in the south bank of Colorado River, near downtown Austin, Texas, this 22 acre botanical garden  features several independently gardens: such as Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Cactus and Succulent Garden.

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Golden Barrel

Golden Barrel

During our visit, most of the flowering plants had not grown back to show off their beauty.  However, the signs of spring had already appeared here and there.

Spring 7
Spring 6
Spring 8
Spring 1
Spring 4

Zilker Botanical Garden:

2220 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78746-5737
Telp:  (512) 477-8672
Admission ticket:
US$ 3.00

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