The Travis County Master Gardeners Association has set May 2017, date to be announced, for their next popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT). Watch this space for updates! Until then, enjoy browsing the gardens from their last successful tour.
The most recent Inside Austin Gardens Tour took place on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The tour provided a rare look inside six private gardens and one public experimental garden that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas.
The tour’s theme was: “For Gardeners. By Gardeners.,” focusing on the practical beauty, variety and stamina of native and well-adapted plants in the garden. In turn, each garden had a theme that demonstrates a particular set of characteristics Central Texas gardeners are likely to encounter in their own gardens. Those themes were:
Flashy Natives – bright and colorful
Sunbathing Natives – brutal, full sun
Shady Natives – shade and under trees
Death-Defying Natives – especially hardy, minimal water
Cottage Natives – Texas tough classics
Oh Deer! – deer-resistant, not deer-proof
Native Testing Ground – new varieties and proven winners
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. William R. Woodward
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|The Great Outdoors Nursery||and to all of our anonymous donors|