Workshops & Events

Mar
25
Sat
Zilker Garden Festival @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm
Zilker Garden Festival @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States

A family-friendly event.

Stop by the Travis County Master Gardener’s tent and purchase a variety of plants such as ornamentals, vegetables and herbs then head over to Kids’ Corner for fun educational garden activities.

$10 Adults (age 13+), $4 Children (age 4-12), Under age 4 Free
Parking $5

March 25 – 26, 2017
Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information visit  http://www.zilkergarden.org/ZGF/index.html

Apr
8
Sat
East Austin Garden Fair @ Parque Zaragoza Rec Center
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
East Austin Garden Fair @ Parque Zaragoza Rec Center | Austin | Texas | United States

A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair
April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702

Rain or Shine – come enjoy this great event.

Ask the experts and get garden ideas
Lots of Kid-friendly activities, too!

Free Admission
Free Vegetable, herb and ornamental plants (while supplies last)
Free Garden books, magazines, seed catalogs and plastic garden buckets
Free Soil Screening for food gardeners  – Bring a 2-cup soil sample in a quart zip lock bag

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the 11th annual East Austin Garden Fair.

Free and open to the public, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. Travis County Master Gardeners offer University-based information to fairgoers on a diverse variety of horticulture topics, while Community Partner Organizations provide information on closely-related services, programs and projects.

The fair features an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including building a rain barrel, raised bed or compost bin, and information about waterwise irrigation methods and gardening in containers and straw bales.  Learn how to care for house plants as well as your garden tools!  Booths on backyard chickens and beekeeping are a big hit with all ages and there will be plenty of activities for kids.

For more information, please call 512-854-9600.

May
6
Sat
Inside Austin Gardens Tour
May 6 all-day
Inside Austin Gardens Tour

Travis County Master Gardeners Association set the date of May 6, 2017 for their next popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT).

For Gardeners. By Gardeners. is a theme that focuses on the practical beauty, variety and stamina of native and well-adapted plants in the garden. In turn, each garden demonstrates a particular set of characteristics Central Texas gardeners are likely to encounter in their own gardens.

For more information – http://www.insideaustingardens.org/

Jun
10
Sat
Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

meredith-crittersGot critters? Meredith O’Reilly will lead a discussion of common wildlife species seen in Austin’s urban landscape and offer practical tips for humans to co-exist with wildlife while protecting home and garden. Meredith is the gardening specialist for 4-H CAPITAL and a Texas Master Naturalist.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),  $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

 

Jul
8
Sat
The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

containergarden-kwWhether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Central Texas. Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden is a hands-on experiential gardener.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),  $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

 

Aug
5
Sat
Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

wiserainwatercontrol-3Raingardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands

Drought one month, floods the next.  Yes, you must be gardening in Central Texas!  Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized succulent gardens?  What are some questions that may need to be considered before deciding to invest in any or all of the common options for water control?  Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for a discussion on the practical aspects of taming excess rainwater, including functionality, location, construction and maintenance.


Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),  $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

 

Sep
9
Sat
Bulbs for the Austin Area @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

oxblood-lilyskAre you tired of planting bulbs that bloom once and you never see them again?   Learn some of the reasons bulbs struggle in our climate and soil while others naturalize into generous clumps that you can share with your friends. Travis County Master Gardener Betty Dunn will discuss some reliable and newer varieties that grow well in our area.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),  $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

 

Nov
4
Sat
Garden Decorating 101 – recycle, reclaim and repurpose @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

king-taxiCreate an outdoor sanctuary by infusing bits of your own personality into your garden. You know what calms you, what aspects of an environment make you feel safest and most peaceful. Bring out those aspects by enhancing your garden in ways that accentuate these elements.  Travis County Master Gardener Martha King will show how nature is the ultimate recycler, reusing everything it can and that creators of garden spaces can use nature as an example.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),  $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600