Austin Herb Society Organic Plant Sale and Garden Expo
Please plan to attend
Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road, South Lawn
Shop for organic herbs and vegetables, cookbooks, aprons, jewelry, bamboo products, garden markers as well as lotions, teas and tinctures made with herbs. Enjoy educational workshops and garden tours!
The Austin Herb Society’s Spring Plant Sale will have the usual organic herbs and vegetables Austin gardeners have come to count on.
But there’s a whole lot more in store for shoppers on April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zilker Botanical Garden.
In addition to the wide selection of ORGANIC herbs and vegetables at the great price of $2.50 each, there will be:
Education sessions led by long-time herb society members
Booths offering artisan products by local artists with items to decorate your garden and pamper yourself
Guided tours of the herb garden that is marking its first anniversary in a new location!
The Austin Herb Society will also be unveiling new additions to its Cooking with Herbs series.
These beautiful Herb Guides describe the history of the plant, uses in cooking and health, and recipes “thyme-tested” in our members’ kitchens.
The selection of herbs will include varieties of those the cookbooks focus on, such as lemon thyme and lavender thyme, Thai and African basil, and mint to use in everything from mojitos to Armenian pesto.
A new item this year is our specialty boxes – these boxes include five herbs and a packet of fertilizer, and sell for $10 each.
Choose from Beginner’s Box, Kitchen Garden, and You Say Tomato which mixes three types of tomatoes with the perfect herb accompaniment.
Four education sessions give you an opportunity to learn how to use herbs. These four mini-sessions run up to 15 minutes each, and are provided by our veteran herb growers.
Educational Workshops Schedule
10:30 - Karla Renaud - Make Your Own Herbal Skincare Demo. Easy all-natural products to make at home.
11:30 - Karla Renaud - Cooking with Herbs. Sample recipes from our new Herb Guides plus learn other easy fixes.
12:30 - Autumn Schulze - Teas and Tinctures. Discover the power of herb products to support your nerves, digestion, sleep and even immunity. See how herbs like Lemon Balm, Echinacea and Rosemary can be good for your health.
1:30 - Pam Bell - Getting Started. Learn how to use the five herbs in our Beginner's Box - parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and oregano – and join the wonderful world of herb growing.
BOOTHS WITH ARTISAN PRODUCTS BY LOCAL ARTISTS
Shoppers can browse the booths offering jewelry hand-designed with stones, glass and Swarovski crystals, garden markers, bamboo garden stakes, planters, walking sticks, and lotions, potions, teas and tinctures made from herbs.
Autumn's Harvest shares the everyday beauty of herbal remedies and the healing powers of food as medicine. There will be herbal tea and tincture tastings!
Bamboo Branch has bamboo garden stakes,
walking sticks, bee houses & bamboo craft supplies
Cindy Lu Creations features jewelry hand-designed and crafted with natural stones, Czech glass and Swarovski crystals
Garden Charms features handmade terra cotta garden markers
Urban Herbal has artisan natural body and skin care products, fragrances and aromatherapy (PIX: Urban Herbal Herb Soap, and Urban Herbal_Bath and Shower Gel, with lavender stick)
Hope to see you there!
Proceeds from this event support the Austin Herb Society and its efforts to provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs in landscaping, and their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, and aromatic. Our main project is the support of the Herb Garden in Zilker Botanical Garden.
Come see the herb garden in its new location.
We’ll have guided tours of the Herb Garden leaving from the Education Tent at 11 a.m., 12 and 1 p.m. Plan to walk around and see herbs in the garden – then be inspired to get some plants to take home to start or add to your own home garden.
Event is free.
A park entrance fee is required. Fees are $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), and $3 for non-Austin Residents.
Parking fees may be paid in cash or check only.
Shop with us April 13th - no sales tax
This is AHS Tax Free Sales Day