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 →

Save the date! Plant Sale and Gardening Seminar – March 10, 2018

A Plant Sale sponsored by the Travis County Master Gardener Association (TCMGA) will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin.  Representatives from the TCMGA, Austin Herb Society, Iris Society of Austin and Texas Bamboo Society will set up on the South Lawn to sell plants and answer your questions.

In conjunction with the Plant Sale, a Gardening Seminar by Master Gardener Patty Leander on growing vegetables vertically will be held from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Austin Area Garden Center.  Vertical structures save space, increase yields, make harvesting easier and add interest to the garden. Any vegetable that vines, climbs, twirls or sprawls can be grown “up.”  The seminar will include plenty of practical tips and photos for inspiration. 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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