Third Thursday: Green Thumb Gathering


May 16, 2024 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy after-hours exhibition access and learn how to prep your garden for summer.

Event Details

Join us after work every Third Thursday for special extended Museum hours from 5 to 7 p.m.! Explore the exhibitions, enjoy food and drinks in The Star Cafe, and connect to the story of Texas. Different activities are offered each month. Museum garage parking is free after 5 p.m.

Our “Green Thumb Gathering” is designed to immerse you in the world of plants and gardening with workshops on growing microgreens, propagating African Violets, and summer planting tips. You can also tap into your creative side with our marble garden stone craft or enjoy the featured Lavender Mint Julep cocktail from The Star Cafe.

Museum exhibition galleries will be open for exploration between 5 and 7 p.m. All activities are included in the price of exhibition admission. Onsite exhibition admission ticket sales end at 6:50 p.m.

Featured Activities:

  • Microgreens Workshop – Discover the magic of microgreens in this workshop on cultivating these nutrient-packed, miniature greens that are as flavorful as they are beautiful. Get ready to bring the freshness of microgreens to your own home, adding a burst of vitality to your meals with Zilker Botanical Garden.
  • African Violet Workshop – Dive into the enchanting world of African Violets, renowned for their vibrant colors and delicate beauty. Gain insight into the care and propagation of these captivating plants with Zilker Botanical Garden.
  • Summer Planting Workshop – Join Austin Community College Department of Agricultural Sciences for an exploration of heat-tolerant seeds perfect for summer planting.
  • Craft Corner – Design a marble garden stone to add to your home garden in our Third Thursday Craft Corner with Bullock Museum staff.
About the Presenters

The Agricultural Sciences program at Austin Community College focuses on ecological farming, quality of life, and farm profitability. Designed to provide you with both agricultural production knowledge and business skills training, courses range from foundational principles in soil science to marketing. Hands-on instruction at the campus student farm helps you cultivate a working knowledge of ecological farming practices and the seasonal processes.

Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 28 acres nestled within Zilker Metropolitan Park in the heart of downtown Austin. This “jewel in the heart of Austin” features heritage live oaks set into a hillside, and offers a lush, shady respite from everyday urban life with panoramic views of downtown and beyond. Theme gardens include the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, The Riparian Streambed, The Hartman Prehistoric Garden, and The Mabel Davis Rose Garden. These and other gardens are woven together with pathways, streams, and Koi-filled ponds, creating an urban oasis full of shaded hideaways, sunny lawn areas, and thousands of native and cultivated plants.

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, live performances, and experiential activities visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

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The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.