Travis County Master Gardeners

  • May 5, 2015

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 →

IAGT – May 6, 2017

  • November 4, 2016

Tickets available now! Continue Reading →

Compost Bin Newsletter Survey

  • April 1, 2016

Thanks to all who filled out our survey. Your answers will help us improve our monthly newsletter for both Master Gardeners and the public.
The results of the survey will be published in the June newsletter.
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East Austin Garden Fair – Apr 16, 2016

  • March 14, 2016

Save the date for the Tenth Annual East Austin Garden Fair: A Passion for Plants!
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:00 am2:00 pm 

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 Continue Reading →

2015 Inside Austin Gardens Tour – Success!

  • December 31, 2015

The Inside Austin Gardens Tour was wildly successful! Thanks to the 115 members and interns who contributed their time and talents over the past year. You made it happen! The tour achieved our organization’s mission of providing horticulture education to the public…big time. TCMGA is proud to have you as a member. Thank you! Continue Reading →

Beekeeping 101: What’s the Buzz?

  • December 2, 2015
December 10, 2015
Travis County Extension Office
Cost: $15.00
Must RSVP by December 9, 2015 at 2 PM (Central time)
you will receive a confirmation email once you are on the list.
Seating is limited, so register early
Location: 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721

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Inside Austin Gardens Tour – Oct 17, 2015

  • June 11, 2015

The Travis County Master Gardeners Association has set Saturday, October 17, 2015 for their popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT). The tour provides a rare look inside six private gardens, and one public experimental garden, that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas.

Tickets are $19 advance purchase, $20 purchased at the tour.

For details and to purchase advance tickets, go to,

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Information Sessions for 2015 Master Gardener Training Program-Travis County

  • May 5, 2015

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 three (3) 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, Tuesday June 9, 2015, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
MG Information Session 2, Friday June 12, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
MG Information Session 3, Tuesday June 16, 2015, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

If you are unable to attend one of the 3 sessions offered, you will need to wait until the 2016 information sessions are offered, and thus you will not be able to apply for the 2015 program. No exceptions will be made. Continue Reading →

by Kim Yarborough

  • April 28, 2015