Lone Star State 2008
Garden Tours -- Brushy Creek and The Natural Gardener
The Brushy Creek Community Center Garden is located in Round Rock, about fifteen miles north of Austin. It is located behind the Brushy Creek Community Center and is actually a xeriscape under the supervision of horticulturist Rachel Hagan. Besides irises, the paths in the garden were lined with multitudes of Texas wildflowers.
On the day we visited these gardens, we had a typical Texas barbecue lunch at the Western Hills Church of Christ, supervised by Denise James of Austin. The church is located very near John Dromgoole’s Natural Gardener.
The master planting garden was at John Dromgoole’s Natural Gardener, a popular commercial nursery in Austin. The large garden was designed and overseen by Roger Igo, John Dromgoole’s Grounds Supervisor, as well as Iris Society of Austin long-time members Charlie and Sonja Hensley. Charlie also served as the Gardens Chairman for all of the guest gardens.
Click on the pictures to see larger images. Photos by Ken Fuchs, Jim Landers, and Judy Nunn, 2008.