About the Program:
The 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). Ages 8-13.
Questions? Please contact Timothy Roan at 210-536-1412 or
THIS SECTION SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMITMENT TO THE GARDENING PROGRAM
Child must be able to attend the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program every
Saturday, February 18 through June 3 from 8 a.m. till 12 p.m. (only two absences will be allowed).
Will child: (1) be on time every Saturday by 8 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 Saturday, May 20, Vegetable Show, Picnic and
Recognition Ceremony which ends around 1 pm?
Will child and family participate on cleanup day Saturday, June 3; for their plot and the garden?