At Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Travis County Horticulture, we are here to teach and support the immense and growing interest in home horticulture among Travis County residents!
To encourage environmental stewardship and home gardening, we offer a wide spectrum of literature and practical resources, host workshops and events throughout the Austin area, and coordinate the Travis County Master Gardener volunteer program.
Travis County’s Horticulture program holds free or low-cost public seminars on gardening topics at various locations throughout the year. These interactive seminars help the public get more joy and productivity from their gardens, troubleshoot problems, and develop environmentally-sensitive gardening techniques. Seminars cover topics such as rainwater harvesting, seasonal vegetable gardening, lawn care, tree maintenance, native and adapted plants, propagating plants, and much more. More extensive, in-depth horticultural programs are also offered to individuals, farmers and green industry professionals.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens and serve as volunteers for AgriLife Extension-Travis County Horticulture. 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. Master Gardeners must complete 50 hours of intensive training and have a year-long internship in order to offer research-based horticultural information and advice to the Central Texas community. They continue to receive training each year as part of their volunteer commitment.
You can find more information about AgriLife Extension and Travis County Master Gardeners on the following sites: