Children’s Vegetable Garden Spring 2016 session

Saturday mornings, February 20 – June 4 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Spring 2016 Children’s Vegetable Garden is now accepting applications!

About the Program:

CVG Girl with entries resizedThe Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 8-13 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of our partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, as well as other volunteer organizations. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x28’ garden plot. Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after they have tended their garden. In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants are required to attend all sessions (two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their child. A parent or guardian must stay with their child.

Fee: Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Milberger’s Landscaping and Nursery, the Spring Vegetable Garden Program will be $40 per child or $60 for two children to share a plot (non-refundable). Donations welcome. Ages 8-13.

Questions? Please contact Timothy Roan at 210-536-1412 or


Plan for a Fall Garden!

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”

-Gertrude Jekyll 

We know for many of our educators and students summer time is about relaxing. However, while you enjoy your summer vacation think about the exciting possibility of starting a fall classroom garden this upcoming year! For those of you new to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service and the Bexar County Youth Gardens program; our programs work to train educators just like you on building a garden, and using it as a teaching tool for your children. Kids of all ages will enjoy the hands-on lessons naturally delivered from the garden, as well as the award winning Junior Master Gardener curricula. Children need more than ever to reconnect with the natural world, be exposed to nutritious foods, and become responsible stewards of the environment. Be a champion for the 2013-2014 school year and sign up for our upcoming training’s that will give you the tools to build, grow, and inspire!