Tea House at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Tea House at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

Fall Austin Home and Garden Show - Austin Convention Center - August 18-20, 2017
Visit the Texas Bamboo Society Booth near the Garden Stage

AUSTIN FALL GARDEN STAGE SCHEDULE

Seminar times & features subject to change.

Friday, August 18, 2017 2:00pm-700pm

3:00pm

Bamboo Basics By: Carole Meckes, President Texas Bamboo Society

An overview of different types of bamboo that grow well in central Texas and tips on growing, grooming, propagating, controlling and crafting with bamboo.

4:00pm

How To Take Care of Bonsai By: Elaine White of The Texas State Bonsai Society

Discussing the ideal temperature, light, soil, proper watering and shaping for Bonsai.


Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00am-7:00pm

11:30am

Gardening Naturally By: The Natural Gardener – KLBJ  – AM RadioJohn Dromgoole & Jeff Farris

All your questions on how to garden naturally, without pesticides and chemicals will be answered by John Dromgoole & Jeff Farris.

12:30pm

Ask The Expert: Succulents By: Morgan Anderson of Big Red Sun

Morgan will share her expertise on all things succulent; landscape installation, potted succulent care, the 4 shade groups, color stressing, nutrients, common pests and more!

1:30pm

Recipes From The Garden By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

How to turn the bounty of your garden into delicious food, health-boosters, pest repellants and lots more.

2:30pm

The Value of Bamboo By: Bill Cornelius of the Texas Bamboo Society

A description of bamboo, its uses and its benefits to humans and the planet. Also, discuss why some people don’t like it, but why they should.

3:30pm

What Can I Do With My Herbs? By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

Herbs are the most versatile of plants – great for cooking but also for decorating, beauty aids, cleaning and landscaping.

4:30pm

Growing, Harvesting and Preserving Herbs By: Lucinda Rudin of the Austin Herb Society

A guide to the best practices for planting, seasonal information and how to harvest, preserve and store herbs. Plus, information on which herbs flourish in this area.

5:30pm

 Using Local Plants for Bonsai By: Joseph McCoy of The Texas State Bonsai Exhibit

The world of bonsai will open up more to people when they realize the beautiful plants around them can be turned into loving works of art. I will discuss both wild species and urban plants and how to collect and put them on the pathway to Bonsai.


Sunday, August 20, 2017 11:00am-5:00pm

12:00pm

Easy Edibles By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

How to get and grow delicious local food into your life without having to spend hours of labor in the garden.

1:00pm

Grow A Texas Tea Garden By: Autumn Schulze, BS, CHC, CTC of the Austin Herb Society

In this seminar, you will discover many of the delicious native herbs and the joy of making your own tea blends. Growing herbs, proper harvesting and storage techniques, as well as how to best brew herbal teas will be covered.

2:00pm

What Makes Heirloom Plants so Great? By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

What do heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs offer that new hybrids do not? – Flavor, sweet smells, variety, economy and ease of growth.

3:00pm

Getting Started – Beekeeping By: Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey

Tara will explain the basics of starting your own backyard hive. From the legalities of backyard hives in Texas, to the time and financial commitment involved. Come learn if beekeeping is right for you!

3:30pm

Bamboo Basics By: Carole Meckes, President Texas Bamboo Society

An overview of different types of bamboo that grow well in central Texas and tips on growing, grooming, propagating, controlling and crafting with bamboo.

AUSTIN FALL KIDS ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
Seminar times & features subject to change.

Sunday, August 20
12-4pm

Honeybee Observation Station

By: Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey

Come see the inside of a real life honey bee hive!

Throughout The Weekend In Their Booth

Kids Building Workshop By: Lowe’s

Working With Bamboo By: Carole Meckes of the Texas Bamboo Society

Kids will learn how to work with simple hand tools and how to use a tuner to make a bamboo whistle.

Movies, Coloring & Crafts By: COSTCO

(Actual activities subject to change)

Kids Fire Education, Coloring Books & Fire Hats By: The Austin Fire Department

(Saturday & Sunday Only)

Kids Storytime By: Usborne Books

Interactive Kids Activities By: Little Land Play Gym

Child ID Program with Finrgerprints & Photos By: New York Life


The Texas Bamboo Society will meet at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden on Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:30am - noon (weather permitting) at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas. Bring a saw, loppers, gloves, and bungies or cord if you would like to take some bamboo poles home in exchange for your labor as we will be meeting in the bamboo grove and doing a little bamboo maintenance while we are there.

Event Questions? send email or call or text (512) 906-8250


For general questions about bamboo contact Kinder Chambers "TX Boo Guru"

Members and non-members are welcome. membership info


Building a Bamboo Palapa for a rescued pig!
Building a Bamboo Palapa for a rescued pig!
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Entry Gate to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Entry Gate to the Taniguchi Japanese Garden

Past Event Pics:

Here is a link to pictures from the 21st Annual Texas Bamboo Festival which was held in 2013.

Tom Harlow’s Pictures from the ABS2012 National Conference
Gib Cooper’s Pictures
Carole Meckes’s Pictures

American Bamboo Society Annual Meeting, Lafayette, LA (Oct 12-16, 2011)

19th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival (September 24-25, 2011)

18th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival (August 28-29, 2010)

Work Day at the Chambers Bamboo Farm (Sept. 25, 2010)