Austin Herb Society Annual Luncheon

Reservations Required

Each September, AHS celebrates its members with a special program and luncheon that kicks off the coming club year. This popular annual event draws both old and new members, and member's guests are always welcome to join in the festivities. The guest fee for the luncheon and speaker will be $10.00 payable at entrance.

Andrea DeLong-Amaya
Director of Horticulture

DeLong-Amaya manages the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's gardens and is passionate about sharing the value of native plants in planned landscapes. A staff member since 1998 with over twenty years of experience in horticulture, she guides seven staff in the design and management of the gardens. She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and has contributed articles to several magazines, including Taunton's Fine Gardening, Rodale's Organic Gardening, the American Public Gardens Association's Public Garden, Neil Sperry's Gardens and e-Gardens. She was a member of the design and construction team that recently the 4.5-acre Luci and Ian Family Garden at the Center. The Family Garden provides a fun, interactive and safe garden experience for families and incorporates environmentally sustainable landscaping approaches. DeLong-Amaya received a bachelor's in geography from The University of Texas at Austin, served as a vice president for the Native Plant Society of Texas for two years and is a leader in native plant horticulture with the American Public Gardens Association.

Previous programs & guest speakers

2016 Nola McKey
"Tea Cakes and Tamales"

2015 Garlic Queens
"All About Garlic"

2014 Bill Varney
"The Sensual Herbalist"

2013 Ellen Sweets
"Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes"

2012 Mark Blumenthall
"The Ethnobotany of Native Plants"

2011 Judy Barrett
"Treasuring Our Heirlooms: Herbs And Beyond"

2010 Amy Marsh
"Tasting Teas From Around The World"


Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

Mission Statement

Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.