TROWEL & ERROR!

On April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mayfield Park will host Trowel & Error, the Spring event that annually attracts gardeners from all over Central Texas to hear experts give time-tested tips for beautiful gardens.  Although lectures begin at 10:00, the event “opens” at 9:30 for those early birds who want to purchase Mayfield’s hard-to-find heirloom bulbs and perennials for their April gardens and to stroll the garden paths in the early morning peacefulness.Peacock4

Sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, Trowel & Error will feature three dynamic and knowledgeable garden experts including:

  • Jay White (10 am), contributing editor for Texas Gardener, Masters in Horticulture, to speak on Propagating Like A Pro;
  • Daphne Richards (11 am), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist, to speak on Down To Earth With Daphne:Your Top Questions From Travis County Extension; and
  • April Rose (noon), Consulting Arborist, Rosewood Arbiculture, to speak on Environmental Health To Save Our Trees.

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.

TROWEL AND ERROR is the solitary fund-raiser for historic Mayfield Park. Although admission is free, a $5.00 donation is requestedFor  more information:  512-453-7074 ,    neenok@aol.com or mayfieldpark.org

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR APRIL 7!!

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