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

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Gardening Essentials December 19, 2022 

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Festive Activities

What were your Fun and Festive Gardening Activities this year? 

Whether you opt for a wintry walk or stay indoors for hazelnut hot toddies—whatever your pace, fill December with the perfect mix of good times and downtime – Join us for a get together with friends and spend a few hours relaxing.

Come and Join us

  • Bring Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

  • Come and Bring a Donation for the San Antonio Food Bank

  • Join in for Christmas Crafts

When: December 19, 2022 – 12-3 p.m.

Topic: No Formal Presentation - Relax and Fun for All


Session 1 – Relax & Fun For All

  • If you have finished your holiday shopping (or not) - Join us?

  • Reflect on last year's gardening resolutions - Share (or not) - Join us!

  • Give yourself a pat on the back for your 2022 Garden Achievements, Big or Small.


Session 2 – More Relaxing & Fun

  • Membership/Discount Card Distribution (2022 – 2024)

  • Social - Potluck Social - Meet & Greet / Everyone is encouraged to bring something to share

  • Plan a wintry getaway - It's cold, it's dark, it's busy—a long weekend somewhere warm might sound pretty enticing right now.  Tell us where you plan to go or dream about going for a getaway this winter.


Free and Open to the Public

San Antonio Garden Center

3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

Previous Gardening Essentials Class Materials

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Previous Gardening Essentials Class Materials