Who’s sprinkling all that pixie dust on the grounds of the Zilker Botanical Garden? Tiny faerie homes are popping up in the woods! The 5th Annual Woodland Faerie Trail will be open from Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, July 30 for a magical experience to put on your summer to-do list.

Photo from the Zilker Botanical Garden website

This exhibit features faerie homes and gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families and school groups. These intricate, whimsical little abodes are crafted with natural materials such as twigs, bark, shells, rocks, etc. They will delight your kids, especially those in the stage of belief and wonder about such mystical things. Children can peek around the grounds with curiosity, hoping to spy some faeries and gnomes along the escarpment pathway.

Photo from the Zilker Botanical Garden website

No special admission tickets are necessary to view the Woodland Faerie Trail. It is included with your General Admission — $3 for non-Austin residents, $2 for Austinites, $1 for children and seniors. The Faerie Trail will be open every day during regular garden hours, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Take note of these special events coming up along the trail:

Forts & Faerie Homes Workshop
June 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
$16/ resident child, $18/ nonresident, limited space. (Register by June 16.)
Create a hidden space in the garden along the Woodland Faerie Trail using natural materials. Learn about structure & construction.

Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight- Extended Hours
June 9 & 10, 8-10 p.m. (last entry at 9:30 p.m.)
Family activity, no registration required
Visit the Woodland Faerie Trail by silver moonlight!  $6/Adult non-resident, $4/Adult residents. $2/Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors (age 62 & over). Entertainers, music, activities and cold refreshments will be there, too.

For more information about the Woodland Faerie Trail, you can visit the Zilker Botanical Garden website or Facebook page.

We hope you have a magical time!