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Get to Know GVST


Gardening Volunteers of South Texas is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2002. It is organized exclusively for educational, civic, scientific and charitable purposes. Our fundamental efforts are focused on water conservation, and environmental awareness while working collectively with fellow private, public and educational organizations to serve as an educational resource for the community. 


The Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) mission is to provide informational and educational resources for individuals and organizations that help residents and businesses promote water conservation tips & techniques while gardening and performing other daily activities by helping them implement and adopt a culture of water conservation as they become a WaterSaver Community member.

Upcoming Learning Events


Gardening Essentials - 3rd Monday of Each Month, (12-3pm) - Location - San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209) 


Gardening Essentials

GVST's monthly class to teach the basics of getting your landscape and garden in great shape.


Design School

GVST's semi-annual half day seminars which also provides a one-on-one landscape design consultation.


Gardening 101

A series of learning experiences combining innovative ideas with in-depth how-to-gardening information for all.

GVST in the Community

GVST  has participated in major gardening in-person events throughout the years.

Previous examples:

  • SAWS Spring Bloom (March)

  • Garden Center Plant Sale (March)

  • Festival of Flowers (May)

  • Top Tomato Contest (June)

  • Garden Conservancy Tour

  • Herb Market (October)

  • Mitchell Lake Hoot n Harvest Festival (October)

Service projects, when possible, involving our volunteers:

  • Gardens, Warrior and Family Support Center, Brooke Army Medical Center

GVST will come to your neighborhood for a Saturday morning Neighborhood Landscape Fair, presented in partnership with San Antonio Water System.

We bring lots of information about watersaving landscaping and gardening, drought-tolerant plants and latest rebate and coupon programs offered by SAWS.  Other activities are often offered, such as “Ask the Expert”, tool sharpening and, based on availability, drought-tolerant plant sales.

Neighborhood Landscape Fairs are coordinated through Homeowner, Neighborhood and Property Owner Associations.



GVST is working with the Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District to produce a new monthly gardening show called "Go Gardening." Each show will feature three segments. One feature will be of a landscape in San Antonio so viewers can get some ideas for their own yards. The next will bring you a "how to" in the garden and we will always have a segment on how you can conserve water.

A new episode is available (8 a.m.) the 1st Friday of each month (Feb -  Nov).  Don't miss it!

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