Yard Tours

17th Annual Watersaver Landscape Tour

Saturday May 4, 2019

9am – 3P

Admission is FREE and open to the public!

Parking/Bus loading: Bush Middle School 1500 Evans Rd. San Antonio, TX 78258

Two gated communities located in Stone Oak will be allowing our guided tours to view 5 distinct and beautiful examples of water saving landscaping. This tour will be part of the “Rewards Program” sponsored by SAWS. With significant support from Trinity Glen Rose, and the San Antonio River Authority.

Docents will be at each yard to assist with questions and provide plant lists. Attendees will also receive stuffed bags with educational literature from our sponsors!

The tour, one of our biggest annual events, showcases impressive yards that do not require much water to remain beautiful. This year’s yards were selected using the following criteria:

• Substantial reduction in grass in the front or side yard

• Beds mulched with leaves, bark or stone

• A variety of plants appropriate to the soil and sunlight conditions

• In the non-grass landscape area, plants cover at least 50%

• Planned and maintained borders between water saving landscape and other areas

This free event began in 2002, in partnership with the San Antonio Water System, and sponsorship from the San Antonio River Authority. This year we welcome our newest sponsor Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District, whom all support our mission to promote outdoor water conservation through educational outreach within Bexar County communities.

2018 Tour Photos

  • 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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