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FRIENDS OF THE PARKS OF AUSTIN
Trowel and ErrorMayfield Park Gardening SymposiumSaturday, April 2, 2011   Rain or shine!!9:30 A.M.  – 1 PMMayfield Park 3505 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas (next to Laguna Gloria Art Museum)
On April 2, historic Mayfield Park combines topics dear to the heart of Central Texas gardeners in a series of “must hear” lectures.
• 10 AM Renee Studebaker, designer, blogger and columnist for the Austin American-Statesman. Renee’s Bucket Garden List (or How to Become a Container Gardener in 5 Easy Steps)
• 11 AM Meredith O’Reilly, wildlife authority and habitat steward, The Wildlife Garden-Beauty and Function With Native Plants
• 12 noon Cher Groody, master gardener, heirloom rose authority, Antique Bloomers
BRING YOUR GARDENING QUESTIONS!!
What’s a garden event without a plant sale? Mayfield has the best deals in town for hard-to-find heirlooms and other perennials perfect for the April garden. A “garden goodie” raffle for the discerning gardener will round out the day.
As always, Trowel & Error benefits one of Austin’s favorite and enchanting parks, historic Mayfield. Guests tour the restored Mayfield-Gutsch home, surrounded by stone-walled gardens patterned in the 1920’s after the cottage gardens of England. Towering palms, flowering trees and perennials line meandering paths set among ponds filled with water lilies and fish. Gregarious peacocks supervise overflowing flower beds planted and maintained by community volunteers.
Sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, a non-profit organization, TROWEL AND ERROR is the solitary fund-raiser for historic Mayfield Park. Although admission is free, a $5.00 donation is requested.
For more information:  1-512-453-7074  <neenok@aol.com> or mayfieldpark.org

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