General Meeting - April 1, 2014 9:30 am

Cordials, Elixirs, and Bitters: Making Liquid Herbal Extracts

Gayle Engels, American Botanical Council, will offer a look at--and taste of --refreshing and invigorating herbal elixirs and drinks.

Field Trip - April 26, 2014 10:00 am

Members will visit a nursery followed by lunch at Shogun restaurant.

It’s About Thyme
11726 Manchaca Road
Austin, Texas

Culinary Group - no meeting 4/18/14

Members will attend the 4/26/14 field trip to It’s About Thyme


Celebrating 30 years!

(1983 - 2013)

Please join us in celebrating 30 years!

Co-presidents Susan Norwood and Norise Jastillana invite you to join other Austin area herb-lovers for monthly educational programs, culinary group gatherings, informational seminars, field trips and other activities focused on growing, using and enjoying herbs in Central Texas.


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.

Austin Herb Society
is dedicated to educating members and the community about herbs, including propagation, landscaping, history, folklore, and culinary, medicinal, and decorative uses of herbs.


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

Austin Area Garden Councill

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.