Our meetings and programs take place in the large conference room at the Austin Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd. (unless otherwise described below.)
Our monthly meetings begin at 9:30 am with refreshments and fellowship followed by a short business meeting and program beginning at 10 am.
The ZBG website also lists the admission fees. Meetings and Flower Show are free with paid admission to ZBG.
Presented by Janet Nevil, Master Gardener, National Garden Club 5 Star Membership
Presented by Gil Eckrich
Guest speaker Suzanne M. discusses creative floral design.
“So What is a Pot de Fleur?”
Presented by Velia Sanchez-Ruiz–Master Gardener; member of Violet Crown Garden Club.
Short Business meeting at Zilker Gardens
Pilgrimage to Millers Tropical Nursery in Drippings Springs.
During Zilker Festival we host our Annual Flower Show
Violet Crown Garden Club Presents
“ONLY IN AUSTIN” A Standard Flower Show
“A Creative Design”
Presented by Noel Wells–a student judge; member of the Killeen and Georgetown Garden Clubs; member of the Capital City Judges Council. Noel is a very talented designer.
“Let’s Make More Violets”
Presented by Sue Shoopman King–a lifetime gardener, retired librarian, certified Master Gardener and member of Violet Crown Garden Club
“Simple Steps to Design Success”
Presented by Suzanne Milstead–a Master Flower Show Judge, Master Gardener, member of A&M Garden Club; Capital City Judges Council and now District V Director of Texas Garden Club.
“Holiday Designs for the House”
Presented by Jean Stewart–a Master Judge; member of the Giddings Garden Club and the Capital City Judges Council.
“National Parks of Texas–Celebrating it’s one hundredth Anniversary”
Presented by Russell Whitlock–Superintendent, LBJ National Historical Park.
“Recycling–A Necessary Way of Life”
Presented by Marlene Gillman
Marlene Gillman is a Bell County Master Gardener; member of the Killeen and Georgetown Garden Clubs. As a former club president she tries to develop new programs each year to offer to clubs. She is an energetic and charismatic presenter.
Violet Crown Annual Flower Show Presents
“READ TO ME”
Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm
“What Do the Judges Want”
Presented by– Capital City Judges Council; Angie Smith; Pat Freeman; Harriet Houston; Dolores Rumpf; and Jo Marie Colonetta.
These ladies are well known and respected judges.