Spring 2020 Registration Closed
Saturdays, Feb. 22 - June 6
In light of developing COVID-19 information and in an effort to keep our customers healthy and safe, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has decided to cancel the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program until further notice.
About the Program
The San Antonio Botanical 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 partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.
The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the 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 this 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.
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Program Fee and Registration
Thanks to a generous donation from the Milberger’s Landscaping and Nursery, the fall Children’s Vegetable Garden Program will be $50 per child or $80 for two children to share a plot (non-refundable).