Children’s Vegetable Garden Program – 
Spring 2020 Registration Now Open

Saturdays, February 22 through June 6

About the Program:     

CVG Girl with entries resizedThe Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 7-16 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’x 28’ 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 Fall Vegetable Garden Program will be $50 per child or $80 for two children to share a plot (non-refundable).


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

Need based scholarships are available.  To request a scholarship, contact

NEW!  Follow our plot progress and get great gardening tips on the Vegetable Garden Blog!

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Child   must   be   able   to   attend   the   Children’s   Vegetable   Garden   Program   every
Saturday,  February 22 through June 6 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (only two absences will be allowed).
Orientation will be held on February 1 at 10:00 am

Will child:  (1) be on time every Saturday by 9 a.m. (unless told otherwise); (2) do their daily
chores; (3) attend the daily presentation; and (4) participate in the daily Junior Master Gardener (JMG) activity?

Will child: be able to attend the first four-weeks of planting (very important)?

Will a parent/guardian be in attendance with their child, each and every Saturday?

Will child and family be able to attend the Vegetable Show, Picnic and
Recognition Ceremony on May 16 which ends around 1 pm?

Will child and family participate on cleanup day for their plot and the garden?