Austin Herb Society does not have a meeting in August

Annual Member Luncheon

Each September, AHS celebrates its members with a special program and luncheon that kicks off the coming club year. This popular annual event draws both old and new members, and member's guests are always welcome to join in the festivities. Save the date for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

Austin Herb Society will kick off its year with a program by the Garlic Queens of Dripping Springs. The annual luncheon will be at Zilker Botanical Garden Center.

Please keep an eye out for an email invitation with more details. It will be emailed to membership by August 1st as an EVITE. Members are encouraged to invite a friend, neighbor, or a potential or lapsed AHS member to join in the fun! The guest fee for the luncheon and speaker will be $10.00 payable at entrance.

RSVP IS REQUIRED. This event is free to members that have renewed their membership by the day of the luncheon. If you do not pay your membership fees by 9/1/15 you will pay the $10.00 guest fee that morning. The membership renewal form is located on the website at and will be available at the luncheon the morning of September 1st. Annual Dues are paid in September of each year.


A Little AHS History

Ahead of her time, Austin Herb Society founder Alta Dodds Niebur was an herbalist who was passionate about herbs, their uses and cultivation. Alta often referred to her yard as her "library" and incorporated herbs into landscaping long before the trend caught on. Invited to speak at a friend's garden club meeting, Alta met a group of like-minded folks sharing their knowledge and talents. An inspired Alta and 25 others formed a new club, the Austin Herb Society, and held their first meeting Oct. 4, 1983, in the same Austin Area Garden Center structure we use today. The founding members hosted guest speakers, organized field trips, scheduled educational programs, cooking demonstrations, and tours of the members' gardens. Those same activities are still part of the Austin Herb Society's commitment to the community.


Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

Mission Statement

Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.