The Austin Herb Society is dedicated to educating members and the community about herbs, including propagation, landscaping, history and folklore, plus culinary, medicinal, and decorative uses of herbs.
News of Interest
Please vote for AHS member Judith Craft to win the $10,000
award from RecognizeGood for Zilker Botanical Garden!
You can vote every day by 7 different methods each day!
1. Online - Click “Vote” under Judith’s name at
2. Email - “CRAFT” to email@example.com
(email preloaded, just click the email address above)
3. Text - “CRAFT” to 512-456-9244
4. Paper - Complete a Say Thanks paper form at ZBG - can be picked up from the operations office & returned same day
5. Facebook - Message “CRAFT” to facebook.com/RecognizeGood
6. Twitter - Tweet “CRAFT” to @RecognizeGood with the hashtag #SayThanksAustin
7. Instagram - Message @RecognizeGood with “CRAFT”
Join us in the Say Thanks Austin Campaign as we vote for Judith who has generously chosen the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy as the nonprofit she continues to support.
You have the power to vote 7 times DAILY, once by each method, now through January 31st.
See the full blog post about Judith here: https://recognizegood.org/legends/judith-craft/
News of Interest
AHS member Judith Craft wins Volunteer Legend Award!
The RecognizeGood organization honored our own Judith Craft at a ceremony with an award, a brick on the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake and a $1000 check to Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy.
She has been cultivating plants and students' minds for over 30 years with AHS & ZBG.
See the video about Judith's amazing volunteer work
and Judith's award ceremony:
For all the details and more photos:
Upcoming February Public Meeting
Soup Social & Plant Sale Prep
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 10:00 am
at Zilker Botanical Garden, Auditorium
Enjoy delicious soups and accompaniments made by AHS members. We'll taste several soups and do some planning for the AHS Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser on March 23-24, 2024.
This is our one fundraiser all year to pay for plants we donate and plant in Zilker Botanical Garden's Herb Garden. We'll have more time for socializing afterward.
Please rsvp to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Herb Society Celebrates 40 years!
Our Austin Area Garden Council club has served Austin with education and gardening at Mayfield Park, then Zilker Botanical Garden near the parking lot with the Rosemary statue (the current hummingbird garden), and now in the large Herb Garden along the stairs in a prime location that used to be in the Rose Garden.
We've donated tens of thousands of dollars in plants and thousands of hours maintaining the herb garden, volunteered at Zilker Botanical Garden events such as Woodland Faerie Homes Trail, educated the public via our monthly programs and speakers, plus AHS originated the Talks and Walks in the Garden program.
And we've had fun together along the way with member field trips, culinary study group lunches, medicinal and skincare product making study groups, and members home garden tours.
About Austin Herb Society & Zilker Herb Garden
Since 1982, the Austin Herb Society has been educating members and the community about herbs, including propagation, landscaping, history, folklore, and culinary, medicinal, and decorative uses of herbs. While our members are united by an interest in herbs, they are also a diverse group of individuals: from gardeners and herbalists to cooks and business owners.
AHS members design and maintain the Zilker Herb Garden—a dazzling landscape of color and fragrance that has become a centerpiece of Zilker Botanical Garden. Here, visitors can touch, taste and smell their way through nearly 200 varieties of herbs, depending on the season. Bees and butterflies dot the beds of basil, lavender and calendula. There are classic culinary herbs like rosemary, mint and thyme alongside herbs revered for their health attributes, including aloe and echinacea.
In addition to hands-on learning in the Zilker Herb Garden, members enjoy:
Monthly meetings with expert speakers on diverse topics
Educational workshops & seminars throughout the year
Study groups focused on culinary, medicinal and herbal product making
Field trips to unique gardens and herb-loving businesses
Delicious herbal refreshments at in-person meetings
Fellowship with interesting & informed herb lovers