Travis County Master Gardeners

Who are Texas Master Gardeners?
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.  They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.

What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture.  In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.

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. Continue Reading →

Free Water-Wise Symposium for Home Gardeners

Expanding on a popular seminar series, a Water-Wise Symposium for home gardeners has been set for September 30, 2017 at the Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library Continue Reading →

Want to Become a Master Gardener?

Are you interested in becoming a Travis County Master Gardener? If so, it’s time to apply!


In order to receive an application, you must attend one of our information sessions. Seating at each session is limited, so please arrive early to secure a seat.


All information sessions will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin, TX 78721


MG Information Session 1, Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
MG Information Session 2, Friday, June 9, 2017, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

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