About Us

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.

GVST strives to explore areas of research and development of horticulture and agriculture practices, and products within our local greenhouse and community outreach gardens. In our region we explore in research and development of horticulture products within our local greenhouse and community outreach projects.

Upcoming Events

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Gardening Essentials Class San Antonio Garden Center
  • June 17, 2019 12:00 pm
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Gardening Essentials Class San Antonio Garden Center
  • July 15, 2019 12:00 pm
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Gardening Essentials Class San Antonio Garden Center
  • August 19, 2019 12:00 pm
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Recent Event Photos: Watersaver Landscape Tour

Raffle Winners

The Wait Is Over! We had our drawing on Sunday, May 5th at Milberger’s Nursery, and here are the results of our 1st Watersaver Landscape Tour Raffle.

1st Prize: 200 SF Butterfly Garden Designed and Installed by Dr. Calvin Finch, Plants donated by Milberger’s Nursery, Drip System donated by Uprooted Gardens

                 Forest Wilkinson, winner

2nd Prize: 200 Gallon Rainwater Catchment Tank donated by Tanks A lot

                 Hilda Tijerina, Winner 

3rd Prize: $200 Landscape Gift Certificate provided by Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District 

                Jason McGarvie, Winner 

4th Prize: Patio Fire Pit provided by Gardening Volunteers of South Texas

                 Jared Mendeloff, Winner 

5th Prize: 1 year Membership to San Antonio Botanical Gardens provided by SABOT

            Pat Hartley, Winner

*Many, many thanks to our Donors as well as Jim and Sylvia White who coordinated the Tour & Prizes!!

Speaking Engagements

  • Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) is a group of dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable plant lovers who are available to do presentation for your organization/HOA/club. There are many topics to choose from. Click on the link below and complete a request form, indicating contact person and information, several dates that would work for you, as well as several topics which might be of interest.
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