Austin Herb Society Organic Plant Sale and Garden Expo
Please plan to attend
Saturday, April 25, 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 25, 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 featuring 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 big hit last year were 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.
A number of education sessions are in the works to give you an opportunity to learn how to use herbs.
Topics may include using herbs in cooking, therapeutic products, and garden tours.
These sessions may run from 15 minutes to 2 hours, and are provided by our veteran herb growers.
Educational Workshops Schedule
To be Announced in Early 2020
BOOTHS WITH ARTISAN PRODUCTS BY LOCAL ARTISTS
Shoppers can browse the booths often 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. Artists will be confirmed in early 2020.
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.
We’ll have guided tours of the Herb Garden. 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.
Admissions (credit card, cash or check):
- Children (Ages 2 & Under) - Free
- Youth (Ages 3-17)
- Austin Resident $3.00
- Non Austin Resident $4.00 Adults (Ages 18 - 61)
- Austin Resident $6.00
- Non Austin Resident $8.00 Seniors (Ages 62 & Over)
- Austin Resident $5.00
- Non Austin Resident $7.00
Shop with us April 25th - no sales tax
This is Austin Herb Society Tax Free Sales Day