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 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 Nursery, the Spring Vegetable Garden Program will be $30 per child or $40 for two children to share a plot (non-refundable). Donations welcome. Ages 8-13.

Questions? Please contact Timothy Roan at 210-207-3278 or



The Spring 2015 Children's Vegetable Garden Program

Saturday mornings, February 21- June 6 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Download the application. Complete and return electronically to:,
or by mail to: San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place
SATX 78209
Once your application is received and accepted, you will be contacted no later than February 10 on payment options.

Click here to download the application.