Community Garden 2017-12-03T12:49:29+00:00

Westbank Community Garden

Welcome to our garden! We are a community of organic gardeners who love to grow things and share our passion about gardening, sustainability, and the natural world.

To be added to our wait list, request a tour of the garden, come along on a hive inspection, suggest a garden programming topic, or ask any questions, please send an email to the Community Garden Coordinator Alex Meyers at alex@westbanklibrary.com. Thanks for visiting!

Our garden includes:

  • 15 8’x8′ plots, one standing plot (6’x3′), and one children’s plot (1’x6′). All plots are gardened by community members and built by Scouts as Eagle Projects.
  • a beehive, from which we hope to harvest our first honey in the spring of 2018
  • two rainwater barrels, donated by a gardener, which collect water from the pitched roof of our tool shed
  • four tumbling composters, donated by gardeners and community members
  • a wrought-iron gazebo planted with clematis and coral vines, adorned with a wind chime bought with a donation from Girl Scout Troop 2367
  • a communal herb garden, collectively maintained and harvested
  • a gorgeous tool shed
  • a beautiful mural on the retention pond wall
  • a Meyer lemon tree
  • a gate that connects the garden to the library’s backyard. Come on over and take a look!

Here are some of our ideas for the future:

  • Installation of several more family plots
  • Hardscaping of pathways to reduce weeds and beautify area
  • More garden programs on a variety of sustainability issues.
  • Installation of an information kiosk, including a self-guided tour/scavenger hunt
  • Installation of specialty plots, such as for hummingbirds, monarch butterflies, or a cutting garden.
  • Pop-up farmers markets throughout the year
  • Have an idea of your own to suggest? Let us know!

The following Eagle and Girl Scouts were instrumental in making this garden a reality:

  • Landon H. and Matthieu C. built the plots.
  • Sophia S. built a children’s garden tunnel for our youngest members.
  • Aidan R. corrected a few of our drainage issues to ensure that our garden functions properly.
  • Juan D. designed and built four wooden benches and installed two owl houses out at Laura’s Library in the Madrone Canyon.
  • Sam M. designed and built a garden sign, as well as planted roses and vines along the fence.

We are thankful to these young folks for choosing the garden as their service project!

There is no longer an annual fee to maintain a plot, but there is a $100 deposit required.

Support the Garden:


Garden Agreement

Beehive FAQs

Garden Newsletters Archive


Alex Meyers – Librarian and Community Garden Coordinator

Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!