Garden Club of Austin
Thursday May 25, 2017

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Annual Plant Show and Sales
June 3-4, 2017



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May 25, 2017 Night Blooming Vines and Other Interesting Plants.
7:00 PM Social, Meeting: 7:30 PM Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
The May meeting will feature our first annual hot sauce/salsa contest. This is your chance to demonstrate your growing skills as well as skill in concocting the tastiest hot sauce using your homegrown cilantro. There will be tacos with all the trimmings to eat with the salsa and prizes. Dig out your best salsa recipes!

Our speaker will be Amanda Moon from Its About Thyme garden shop. Her talk will be on Night Blooming Vines and Other Interesting Plants. Amanda has talked to us before and always gives an interesting presentation.

May 25, 2017
4:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Botanical Garden

June 03, 2017 Annual Show and Plant Sales
All day - two-days June 3-4 - Annual Plant Show and Sale Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium


To celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Garden Club of Austin’s (TGCOA) Plant Show and Sale, June 3-4, 2017, members of Central Texas Garden Clubs have been invited to join in. 

This is a family-oriented event. In addition to the 2017 Fairy Trail Exhibit, the thyme gardens and many other gardens will be in bloom, so come and enjoy the plant show and sale and also take advantage of the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

There will be workshops and demonstrations every hour on Saturday and on Sunday from 2:00 pm onwards. See below:

Saturday June 3
2:00 - 2:45 pm Homegrown Olives - Leonard & Ann Dolce
Self-pollinating olive trees will be available for sale
3:00 - 3:45 pm Propagating with Seeds Joe Yura
Sunday June 4
2:00 - 2:45 pm Creating a Succulent Garden - Mark Gibbs from The Great Outdoors will cover plant selection, potting mix, suitable containers, and composition
3:00 - 3:45 pm Building An Insect Hotel – Dick Peterson, President of TGCOA

Plant and Flower Show
Anyone may enter an exhibit. The show is NOT just open to garden club members.  Plants and/or floral arrangements should be dropped off at the Zilker Garden Center on Friday between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, or between 8:00 am and 9:30 am on Saturday. Judging will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday. (Click here for rules about  entering an exhibit.)

Proceeds from plant sale go to the participating (non-profit 501c3) gardening clubs.  The plant sale is one of two TGCAO annual fundraisers.

Zilker Botanical Gardens charges a $2.00 per person entrance fee with proceeds supporting Austin Parks and Recreation Department. There is no charge for the demonstrations or other events.

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June 22, 2017
7:00 PM Monthly meeting Zilker Botanical Garden
Annual auction. Bring a plant (minimum value $5.00) and bid on plants. Money raised supports the club.(

Welcome to one of Austin's most dynamic gardening clubs - the "go-to" club for tips, knowledge and shared expertise and experience on gardening in Central Texas. Whether you are a long-time "green thumb" used to the vagrancies of our climate and growing conditions, new to the area, or just developing an interest in gardening, you'll find The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) a great resource - and a fun organization.

Founded in 1953 as the Men's Garden Club of Austin, the club changed its name to the Garden Club of Austin in 2002, opening up it s membership to anyone interested in gardening. Today the club is the city's oldest and most respected garden clubs with a busy and active calendar of events.

In addition to our monthly club meetings, which include refreshments, presentations, demonstrations on gardening topics and frequently a wonderful selection of plants raffled at the end of most meetings, the club also organizes excursions, an annual flower and vegetable show, plant auction and plant sales.

The Club supports a variety of activities and related organizations, including the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC), and the annual Zilker Garden Festival.

The Garden Club of Austin (a.k.a. Men's Garden Club of Austin) is organized and operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.