I wish that I lived closer to the Zilker Park area so that I could visit more often. The Zilker Park Botanical Garden is so beautiful that my my husband and I almost got married in the Rose Garden there. If it hadn't been for the hot August summers and those pesky bumble bees! I was so impressed with the care of the grounds and garden. The stafff are so nice and it is obvious they take great pride in the appearance of the entire area. The center also lends their buildings to classes. I took a class there about Butterflies that was very enjoyable several years ago. It is definitely a must see if you are visiting the Austin area.