Community Garden2018-07-05T18:33:55+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!

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Alex Meyers
Alex MeyersLibrarian 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!