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Gardening Essentials Classes

June 20, 2022 Gardening Essentials Class

“Water Conservation in Action”

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Corina Solis, Senior Conservation Assistant Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

When: June 20, 2022 – 12-3 p.m. 

Topic: Water Conservation and Native Plants

Where: San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209)

Session 1 – Mitchell Lake and the role of the Audubon Center

  • Outdoor education

  • Water conservation - Wetlands

  • Reclaimed natural habitat


Session 2 – Native & Well Adaptive Plants for the San Antonio Area

  • Simply put, native plants are those growing in the same ecosystem in which they developed.

  • Water conservation with native plants


Free and Open to the Public

General Information about the Classes

The GVST Gardening Essentials classes are typically held on the third Monday of each month. We try and cover important topics that will help you establish and maintain a beautiful and water efficient landscape. The classes are always informal, interactive and fun. Here are the basics.

  • Class runs from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • You can bring a brown bag (or contribute and participate in the pot luck buffet- NOT YET ).

  • We have door prizes at each class. A $5 donation is appreciated to support that activity.

  • You can have your hand-pruning tools sharpened.

  • We host pass-along plants and sell tables. You are welcome to bring plants and seeds to share with the group.

  • There are always knowledgeable gardeners there to answer questions.

For more information about the Gardening Essentials Classes, please email us at

Upcoming Classes and Topics


Gardening Essentials Classes

Next Session - April 17, 2023 (12-3 p.m.)

Free and Open to the Public

San Antonio Garden Center

3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

SAWS WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points for this class!

Session 1 - Laura Rogers

Let's Get this Landscape Going! Spring is Here

Laura Rogers, today’s presenter, is a former Board President of GVST, a presenter and consultant for the GVST Watersaver Landscape Design School, a member of several Gardening groups and a lifetime resident of the Bexar County area with a strong passion for gardening.  She has a wealth of information and knowledge to share with you about Springtime Gardening while giving tips and tricks on some of her favorite plant selections. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage with Laura.


Session 2 - Group Discussion

Gardening Tips Workshop – Review Essential Gardening Tasks

Let’s talk about this!

Have you removed dead, damaged, and diseased branches from woody plants; thinned and trimmed summer-blooming shrubs such as butterfly bush, and most roses, (except for old-fashioned once bloomers), pruned cold-damaged wood after plants have resumed spring growth? And, be sure to prune spring-blooming shrubs and trees after their flowering! 


Group Discussion - "Share your Gardening Routine"

Gardening Essential Extras!

Tool Sharpening: Ron Csehil will be there to sharpen your tools!

Plant Xchange: Bring in your plants so Sharon Hughes can find them a new home!


Potluck Social - Meet & Greet: Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy lunching with our group!

Previous Gardening Essentials Class Materials

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Previous Gardening Essentials Class Materials

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