Who are Travis County Master Gardeners?
The Travis County Master Gardener Program is the volunteer service arm of Travis County Agrilife Extension Service, assisting in Extension’s mission to disseminate research-based horticultural and environmental knowledge among the citizens of Central Texas. By serving as educators, advisers, and liaisons to the community, the Master Gardener Program aims to increase the prevalence and success of citizens’ horticultural endeavors.
Get Expert Gardening Advice for Austin and Central Texas
Master Gardeners have access to the latest research, but also have years of experience in their own gardens. To earn the title of Master Gardener, they have completed advanced horticultural training coupled with annual continuing education requirements. They can answer your questions about gardening in Central Texas whether it be the best vegetables to grow, how to plant a garden in Texas, which flowers do best in Austin, how to manage garden pests, the types of Austin soils, what soil amendments you should use, and how to get your soil tested. Check out the best ways to get your questions answered and how to take samples here.
Take a Gardening Class in Austin
Travis County Master Gardeners host several seminars, workshops, garden fairs, and other events throughout Austin where you can learn more about gardening in Austin and Central Texas. Topics include backyard vegetable and fruit gardening, native and adapted plants, month-to-month gardening calendars, pollinator gardens, and hands-on garden project construction workshops, just to mention a few. You can see the schedule on our events page.
Schedule a Speaker
Looking for a Master Gardener to speak to your group? The Master Gardener Speakers Bureau provides trained speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics. Please click here to complete the request form and our coordinator will get back to you shortly.
Host a Plant Clinic
A plant clinic is a traveling public gardening insight help desk held at locations across the county: local neighborhood events, churches, and community gardens are some of our most common locations. To schedule a clinic for your event contact TravisMGplantclinics@gmail.com
Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Please click here for more information and to sign up for class enrollment notifications.