Garden Club of Austin
Thursday May 23, 2019

Evening at The Great Outdoors (Members Only)

TGCOA Newsletter

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May 23, 2019 New Plant Introductions
6:45 pm - 8:30 PM Monthly Meeting (Members ONLY) Great Outdoors

The May meeting will be held at the Great Outdoors on South Congress Avenue. This is a members only event due to the limited parking and seating. (You may wish to bring your own folding chair).

Doors will open at 6:45 PM with a presentation on New Plant Introductions beginning at 7:00 pm. There will be coffee and tea, but bring your own bagged snack if you wish.

There will about 30 minutes after the presentation when members will have the opportunity to shop and receive a 10% discount on any purchases.

Please RSVP to by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 20, 2019 if you plan on attending.

May 23, 2019 (Held prior to Monthly Meeting)
5:30 - 6:30 PM Board Meeting Zilker Garden Center
Tentative meeting. Check with board to confirm

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June 01, 2019
June 1 -2, 2019 (Plant drop off May 31)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Garden Show and Plant Sale Zilker Park - Garden Center
Plant Show and Sale

The club’s annual plant sale and show to be held at Zilker Botanical Gardens on June 1 & 2.

Bring your donated plants ready to sell to the setup on Friday, May 31st. from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm or on Saturday from 8:00 am - 9:30 am. Then, plan to work the sale on Saturday and/or Sunday.

. Note: You do NOT need to be a club member to enter plants or exhibits into the show.

Plants will be on sale all day Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 9.00 am to 4:00 pm. Come by and pick up a great plant at a great price.

We will also be having a club luncheon on Saturday-everyone is welcome! Thank you to those who have already signed up. But, we have lots of openings left. Remember, this is a club event and the proceeds from the sale benefit the club. Contact Laura Joseph if you would like to sign up to help.

This is an open show and we invite all interested gardeners to bring a plant for judging. The show will be open to the public from noon to 7:00 pm on Saturday. and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday June 2. All plants must be picked up by 5 o'clock on Sunday.

SEMINAR; NIGHT-BlOOMING GARDENS - Saturday June Ist - 2:30 to 3:20 PM.

Mark Gibbs from The Great Outdoors Nursery on South Congress will share his knowledge of night blooming plants that work well in Austin. A variety of night-blooming species will be on sale on both Saturday and Sunday (as long as supplies last.)

Attendance to the seminar, show and sale is free. However, the Austin Parks & Recreation Department charges a gate entrances/parking free for admittances to the Zilker Botanical Garden. The fees are $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), and $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted. There are no additional charges for the Plant and Flower show, the sale or other Park events and trails.

June 20, 2019 Hot Texas Plants
7:00 social; 7:30 Meeting/Presentation General Meeting - All welcome Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
Laura Hutton will make a presentation on hot Texas plants.

July 25, 2019 Ice cream Social and Live Auction
7:00 pm Networking; 7:30 pm Program Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
Annual Ice cream social, plant auction and intern presentation

September 26, 2019 Herb Society Joint Meeting
7:00 pm Networking; 7:30 pm Program Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
To be confirmed

October 24, 2019 To be Announced
7:00 PM Social; 7:30 Presentation Monthly Meeting Zilker Park Botanical Gardens Auditiorium
Seed distribution. More details to follow

November 21, 2019 A cactus-related presentation
7:00 PM Social; 7:30 Presentation Joint Meeting with Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
The November meeting will be a joint meeting with the Cactus and Succulent Society. The evening will include a speaker from The Cactus and Succulent Society as well as lots of exotic plants for the plant raffle. The TGCOA will provide the refreshments for the meeting.


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.