The Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC) is proud of its partnership with the City of Austin/PARD and the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. Since 1955, AAGC and its member clubs have been a major partner in caring for and caring about Zilker Botanical Garden. Today, AAGC is composed of 30 affiliated garden clubs with approximately 1,500 members. Each club’s monthly meetings feature speakers on a wide range of topics including specific plants, gardening techniques, and the use of plants in arts and crafts projects.

AAGC club members “dig in” as volunteers and work with the City and Conservancy to plant, weed, and re-create garden beds. Many clubs also offer member-only field trips, study groups, and other service opportunities. You can view our recent reports on the thousands of volunteer hours our members have dedicated to either cultivating and maintaining Zilker’s many gardens or providing educational programs.

AAGC Club Volunteer Hour Reports

Annual Education Report

See our Club Roster below for meeting times, websites, and contact information for the club you’re interested in. Please join AAGC in our continued labor of love in Zilker Botanical Garden.

Garden Happenings!

To find out about gardening events around Austin, check out the current issue of Garden Happenings

Information for AAGC Club Reps

Schedules for Meetings, Reports Due, Elections

Forms for Club Reps

Forms to Make Year End Reports Easy!

Reporting form for Club Educational Programs and Activities

Publicize your club’s events

AAGC clubs now have three ways to publicize their events. Each has its own advantages as well as format and space requirements. If you have any questions, contact the AAGC officer listed next to the outlet, and they’ll be happy to help you determine which format(s) are best for you!

Publicity Options

How to Make Your Request

Ready to go? Know which format you want? Use this Online Form. Once you start you need to complete the form in one sitting, so have your information handy, including dates, times, title and description of the event, and any logos or images to upload.

Want to print the form and email it to us? Use one of these forms to request Club Event Publicity

Publicize Your Club

Each of the member clubs of AAGC will soon have its own dedicated web page on the ZBG Website. This will promote your club and encourage new members. To increase your club’s presence as part of the AAGC roster of Clubs, simply fill out the Club Web Page template below and get it to AAGC between June 1-15. If you have any questions, contact nanainaustin75@gmail.com


The Club Roster shows meeting times, websites, and contact person for our 30 member clubs. Check out the website of the club you’re interested in or email their contact person for more information. We hope you will come join us in the garden!

leaf clubs with this symbol were among the original six clubs that founded AAGC.


Austin Women’s Federated Club – AKA The Garden G.A.N.G.leaf

Meeting: 2nd Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Barton Hills Garden Club

Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.

(Sept-May)

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Capitol City Judges Council

Meeting: 2nd Wed, 9:30 a.m.

(Sept-May)

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East Austin Garden Club

Meeting: 4th Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

3rd Sat Nov. & Dec.

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First Austin African Violet Society

Meeting: 4th Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.

(except August) June/July/December off site, November-1st Wednesday

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Texas Branch Ichiyo School of Ikebana

Meeting: 3rd Friday, 930 a.m.

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West Lake Hills Garden Clubleaf

Meeting: 3rd Tuesday

(Garden Center or offsite)

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Western Trails Garden Club

Meeting: 3rd Friday 11:30 a.m. : Shady Hollow Community Center

(Sept - May)

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Yaupon Garden Club of Austin

Meeting: 3rd Wed, 10:00 a.m.

(Sept-May, except December)

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Zilker Garden Club

Meeting: 4th Tuesday, 10:00-11:45 a.m.

(May-Sept.), & Dec)

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