Trowel & Error 2019


                                  Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium

                              Saturday 6 April, Rain or Shine, 9:30 to 1 PM

                                         Mayfield Park 3505 W. 35th Street



Our Central Texas winter seems to be fading, our peacocks have put out their trains and are displaying for the hens, so spring must be here. Please join us on Saturday 6 April, as the Mayfield Park/Community Project, in coordination with the Parks & Recreation Department, presents the following symposium speakers:


  • Jeannie Ferrier, President of the Austin Pond Society
  • Colleen Dieter, owner Red Wheelbarrow Landscape Consulting
  • Joseph Baiocchi, President of the Austin Rose Society


Of course, what’s a garden event without a plant sale? Mayfield has the best deals in town for hard-to-find heirlooms and other perennials perfect for the April garden. A “garden goodie” raffle for the discerning gardener will round out the day.


Trowel & Error benefits one of Austin’s favorite and enchanting parks, historic Mayfield. Guests may tour the restored Mayfield-Gutsch home, surrounded by stone-walled gardens patterned in the 1920’s after the cottage gardens of England. Towering palms, flowering trees and perennials line meandering paths set among ponds filled with water lilies and fish. Gregarious peacocks supervise overflowing flowerbeds planted and maintained by community volunteers.


Sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, a non-profit organization, TROWEL & ERROR 2019 is the solitary fund-raiser for historic Mayfield Park. Although admission is free, a $5.00 donation is requested.    


For more information please contact:


Blake Tollett 512-477-4028, or


Many thanks go out to our 2019 Trowel & Error Sponsors!











Friends of Reed Park 



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