Faerie Homes & Gardens at Botanical Garden

 Tuesday, January 15, 2013



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Faeries are coming to Zilker Botanical Garden! As interested professional designers and families spend the next few months constructing faerie homes out of natural materials to enter in the Garden's 1st Annual Faerie Architecture Show, the public can enjoy numerous Woodland Faerie themed events. 

The Faerie Homes & Gardens series of events for kids will run this weekend through May, 2013.  Some events are free with admission to Zilker Botanical Garden and others have a fee to participate.  For the events which require registration, it is advisable to register as soon as possible.  Spaces will fill quickly!  Payment for these events can be taken over the phone. 

Faerie Garden Events will include:


Faerie Tea PartySaturday, January 19, 2013, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
$10 per child, limited spaces, must register by calling Austin Nature & Science Center at (512) 974-3888.

Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create a flower head wreath, hear a story and plant a faerie flower ring. Includes fruit, miniature cupcakes, tea, and juice.

Afternoon in the Garden: Forts and Faerie Homes
Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 12 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday drop in program, free with admission.
Create a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Learn about structure and construction.

Afternoon in the Garden; Faerie Gardens 
Sunday, February 3, 2013, from 12 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday drop in program, free with admission.
Plant the flowers that attract faeries and learn about special qualities of plants.

Faerie luminaries
Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
$5/person, limited spaces, must register 
by calling Austin Nature & Science Center at (512) 974-3888
Create fabulous faerie woodland luminaries to take home and to hang along the woodland trail.

Woodland Faerie Trail opens at Zilker Botanical Garden, with faerie homes on display
March 11 & 12, 2013
Free, with admission.  Faerie homes will remain on display through May 26, 2013.

Faerie Trail by Starlight
Friday, March 15, 2013, from 7 to 9:00 p.m.
$5/person, $15/family, no registration or space limits, pay at gate.
A magical visit along the Woodland Faerie Trail after dark. Look for signs of faeries at home, drink hot chocolate or cider, and see performers.


Faerie Tea Party
Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
$10/child, limited space, must register 
by calling Austin Nature & Science Center at (512) 974-3888. 
Come dressed in your faerie best for a tea party overlooking the garden. Create faerie wings to wear, walk the woodland faerie trail and follow the bubbles. Includes fruit, miniature cupcakes, tea, and juice.

Faerie Landscaping Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 9 to 11:00 a.m. and 12 to 2:00 p.m.
$5 (+ kit costs); must register 
by calling Austin Nature & Science Center at (512) 974-3888.
Create adorable faerie saucer gardens using live plants and natural materials to take home and invite a faerie into your backyard. Working with gardeners and horticulture staff, learn what is needed to keep your miniature landscape alive. Additional accessories will be available for purchase.


Admission to Zilker Botanical Garden is:
$1 for children (ages 3-12)
$2 for adults (ages 13-61)
$1 for seniors (age 62 & over)

Visit the Zilker Botanical Garden's website for more information.

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