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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.

May TWiG Public Program


Make Mini Bouquets for Mom


Saturday May 4, 2024 at 11:00 am

at Zilker Botanical Garden, meet in the herb garden

Childrens activity outside in the Herb Garden making a mini bouquet (Fun Fact: also known as a tussie-mussie), perfect to give mom before Mother's Day!

AHS members will have leafy herbs and flowers for kids to tie up with a pretty doily and a ribbon. We'll even provide a small water container to keep it alive until you get home. Children at heart also welcome, to keep or give your bouquet to anyone you like!

Talks and Walks in the Garden (TWiG) is a monthly workshop presented by one of AAGC’s 25 garden clubs and offers learning opportunities as you walk through Zilker Botanical Gardens with other gardeners.

TWiG is a free program with your paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden.  Admission is free for members of ZBG Conservancy and free for EBT, SNAP, STAR, WIC, CHIP, Medicaid & MAP card holders. Reciprocal free admission for Wildflower Center members and other American Horticultural Society gardens members. Bring your card to show at gate. More details and free parking on site at

*Please rsvp to attend this TWiG program at to reserve your space, so we will have enough supplies. 

May Monthly Meeting

The May Membership Luncheon is an annual meeting for members

with a business meeting and election

as well as speaker Judy Barrett, "A Rose is a Rose is an Herb"

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 10:00 am

at Zilker Botanical Garden, Auditorium

The membership luncheon requires rsvp from members to reserve a seat as room size is limited. 

An email to rsvp will be sent to current members. 


For details on how to join and attend, please contact 

News of Interest​

AHS member Judith Craft won an additional $2000 

for Zilker Botanical Garden in February!


Last summer The RecognizeGood organization honored our own Judith Craft at a ceremony with an Volunteer Legend award, a brick on the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake and a $1000 check to Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. 

During their January "Say Thanks Austin" campaign, voters for Team Judith helped her win another $2000 check for ZBG!  Thanks to everyone who voted for Judith!

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:

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

Interested in learning more about the
Austin Herb Society
or becoming a member?

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