Children’s Vegetable Garden Program

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. For more information, please email or call 210-207-3278.



The Fall Children's Vegetable Garden Program

Saturday mornings, August 23 - December 6 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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: $50 per child or $60 for two children to share a plot (non-refundable). Donations welcome. Ages 8-13.

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance email with a link to pay online. Questions? Please contact Timothy Roan at 210-207-3278 or

Click here to download the application.