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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. 


Upcoming Learning Events


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.


Landscape Tour

GVST's annual event which gives the community an opportunity to view some great landscapes.

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 has been working over the past few months to update our website. Given the fact that we are dedicated to helping people learn how to create colorful landscapes, we definitely wanted to add a healthy dose of color to the new website. We've also spent a great deal of time reorganizing the content to make the site easier to navigate. Also, we are looking forward to being able to post more photos, more videos and how to information over the next year. So stay tuned for some great announcements about that.

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