Trowel & Error 2017 was an overwhelming success. The speakers were enthusiastically received and were fabulous. Many, many thanks to them for their generosity in sharing their knowledge and efforts in teaching us all to be better and happier gardeners. Thanks, also, to our sponsors, who continue to support our efforts to restore Mayfield Cottage and Gardens for the community. The “garden goodie” raffle exceeded all expectations in the array of what gardeners love to have in their gardening “tool box”. Everyone was a winner. Last, but certainly not least, appreciative thanks to Mayfield Park/Community Project volunteers and friends who work mightily all year to make Mayfield a more beautiful and welcoming place to visit. Trowel & Error was held on Saturday, April 1. Here is a recap of speakers and list of sponsors. Jay White, Contributing editor for Texas Gardener, Masters in Horticulture Pest-free Organically. Patty Leander, Texas Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist, contributing editor for Texas Gardener Tiny Garden/Small Garden: Microgreens to Straw Bales. Bruce Leander, Biotechnology, Art, Photography, Golf , “Sort of” the Photographer in Residence at Lady Bird Wildflower Center It’s A Snap To Take Good Garden Pictures: A Few Simple Tricks to “Develop” Outstanding Digital Pictures. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Mayfield Park is a favorite site for social events, family picnics and peaceful reflection. The stone-walled gardens around the historic cottage include fish-filled ponds, winding paths among heirloom plants, gregarious peacocks and cozy nooks and niches. For more information please contact Neenok@aol.com Many thanks go out to our 2017 Trowel & Error Sponsors! Friends of Reed Park ...Read More
MP/CP is a volunteer group dedicated to restoring and improving Mayfield Park. The Mayfield Council is an advisory group within the MP/CP and meets monthly to discuss Mayfield Park related projects. Both groupswork very closely with PARD, The MP/CP has been active at Mayfield Park since the mid 1980s.
Vision: Mayfield Park/Community Project, sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, a non-profit corporation, is restoring Mayfield Cottage and Gardens to the height of its development in the era of the 1920’s-1950’s. Funds have been raised through grants, foundations, and individuals since 1986. Working from a preservation master plan, restoration phases are proceeding as funds become available. The park is under the supervision of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.
Park visitors can view the history at Mayfield Park with the new sign at the entrance:
Mayfield Park address:
3505 W 35th St, Austin TX 78703
Hours: open on a daily basis and closed between 10 PM and 5 AM
** No Pets Please **
Reservations: For information on reserving the cottage and/or grounds please call PARD at 512-974-6797 or visit the PARD Events Website Page.
Photographers: Mayfield Park has become an extremely popular place for photography. PARD has policy for commercial and professional photographers.
PARD uses some of the small rooms at Mayfield Park as offices.
Capital Project Donations can be made through Austin Community Foundation. Two Mayfield Park funds are available, a Mayfield Park Community Projects Fund and a Mayfield Park Cottage and Gardens Endowment Fund.
Visit a Facebook Page for Mayfield Park and Preserve: