Within this section, you’ll find tons of advice and information about keeping your ornamental plants looking their best!
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Hotline, staffed by Travis County Master Gardener volunteers.
Open weekdays 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Call (512) 854-9600, OR
call first to ensure a Master Gardener is available, then visit the office in person (1600B Smith Rd., Austin TX 78721).
You can either email a digital image (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring in a sample of the plant in question. See sample instructions on the TCMGA Website.
Oct 17, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm Six special private gardens and one public experimental garden that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas. Tickets may be purchased in advance via the website or at the garden sites. Complete information and tickets at www.InsideAustinGardens.org. Tour presented by Travis County Master Gardeners Association and […]
10 a.m. to noon AgriLife Extension office, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin Backyard Basics, offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County, will provide consumers, backyard gardeners, homemakers, educators and farmers a “do-it-yourself” learning opportunity on raising chickens for home egg production, implementing integrated pest management principles, starting new plants from cuttings, and growing […]
Saturday, July 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Come learn about the steps of building a pond in your backyard and the best tips for success. Jeannie Farrier, Austin Pond Society Board Member and 2014 President, and also a retired teacher, has had ponds for over […]
June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 1600 B Smith Rd, Austin, 78721 Imagine gardening without sweat dripping from your brow or mosquitos buzzing in your ears or having to water every day. Those are just a few of the many benefits of the cool season vegetable garden. […]
June 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Make meals more flavorful by growing your own herbs. Mild or savory herbs are delicate while pungent herbs add zest. Master Gardener Judith Craft will talk about the best herbs to grow in the Austin area. If time allows, she […]
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd., Austin, TX 78721
Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent - Horticulture