Participate in two Flower and Vegetable Shows each year.
Summer Show: First weekend in June.
Fall Show: First weekend in November.
Volunteer at our plant sales conducted in conjunction with the two Flower and Vegetable Shows to bring high quality plants to Austin gardeners and to raise funds for scholarships and otherworthwhile projects.
Receive newly introduced tomato plants before they are available on the market. They are free to all members who agree to enter them in our shows. In addition to the club cultivar tomato, an ornamental club cultivar is available.
Weekly articles on home gardening written by members are published in the Austin American Statesman.
Visit nearby places of interest to gardeners on our field trips.
Participate in special events such as the Ice Cream Social and Auction in July. Meet our annual scholarship winners and win one of many door prizes at the December Christmas Banquet.
Volunteer to improve Zilker Botanical Garden as you learn practical gardening tips from experienced fellow gardeners. Members work in groups to improve fern displays, trails, landscaping and green house operations.
Pass on to others your gardening knowledge by participating in Gardening From the Heart. This national program assists the elderly, disadvantaged and physically challenged in gardening projects and training.
Attend the Southwest Regional meetings and conferences and the National Convention of our organization, The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America (TGOA/MGCA).
Participate with fellow members in the annual Yulefest celebration, Zilker Garden Festival (Flora Rama), and Christmas tree recycling.
Our local, regional and national awards programs recognize members for outstanding service and horticultural achievement.
Photography contests are also conducted annually. Local awards are presented at the Christmas Banquet. Regional and national awards are presented at the annual meetings. Many of our club members are multiple slide contest award winners and are frequently featured in the national TGOA/MGCA calendars and on the cover of The Gardener national magazine. Yearly training sessions are held to acquaint novice photographers with award-winning techniques.
Join us today and become an active member in one of Austin's largest, oldest, and most dynamic garden clubs.
Membership is open to both men and women. Many opportunities for leadership and training are readily available.
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