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Grow GreenVisit City of Austin information tables on the Escarpment Trail to learn about designing and growing healthy, beautiful yards and gardens! Stroll through the Green Garden to see plants that grow well in Central Texas – then visit the Grow Green and Travis County Master Gardener information tables near the Garden Center for advice on plant selection, pest identification and control, and more!

The City of Austin’s Grow Green program offers educational materials, classes, contests, and other activities available for homeowners, professionals, neighborhoods, schools, and community organizations.

These City programs will be at the festival:

  • COA demoAir Quality Supports regional efforts for healthier air and promotes alternative transportation opportunities

  • Austin Energy/Green Building Encourages Central Texans to design and construct more sustainable homes and buildings, including more earth-friendly landscapes

  • Austin 311 Provides uncomplicated access to City services and information

  • City Arborist Program Promotes the benefits of trees and enforces the tree preservation ordinance throughout the community

  • Grow Green Provides earth-wise landscaping tips for healthy yards, creeks, and people

  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility accepts landscaping chemicals and other hazardous materials for safe disposal

  • Pollution Prevention 24-hour/7-day Telephone Hotline for citizen’s water pollution concerns

  • Sustainability Provides leadership and coordination for local sustainability and climate action initiatives

  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens Program Helps develop a local food-growing system, including community gardens

  • Urban Forestry Collaborates with the community to grow, protect, and care for the public urban forest
  • Grow GreenWater Conservation Water-saving tips and money-saving rebates for Austin homes and businesses

  • Wildlife Austin Helps sustain a well-balanced and healthy urban environment for people and wildlife

  • Wildland Conservation  Protects more than 40,000 acres to preserve Austin’s water quality, as well as cultural and natural history


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Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin TX 78746