Zilker Botanical Garden • Austin, Texas
Stepping into the Hartman Prehistoric Garden is like
stepping back in time 99 million years, when dinosaurs like
Ornithomimus roamed Central Texas.
Spanning 1.5 acres in Zilker
Botanical Garden, this unique space recreates a time that humans know
only from the fossil record. Walking along crushed granite pathways,
visitors will encounter stone benches and bridges, a large
collection of plants representing those from the
Cretaceous Period, four ponds and a large
waterfall, three limestone cliffs, a shelter, a small petrified wood
garden, dinosaur trackways, and a thirteen
foot bronze sculpture of an Ornithomimus
dinosaur sculpted by John Maisano
of the Texas Memorial Museum .
Learn more about the Garden's
history, plant and animal life,
construction and planting, and
opportunities to get involved.