2021 – 2022 Monthly Programs

Our Monthly Meetings and Programs are free and open to the public.
Meetings and Programs are the 1st Wednesday of each month, September – May

9:30am Coffee Social and Plant Exchange / Sale

Wednesday, September 1
All About Bonsai with Jim Hinkel of the San Antonio Bonsai Society

Jim’s first bonsai tree in the mid-80’s was a white pine that sadly did not last long. Then, about 15 years ago as a retired Air Force pilot, he got serious about the hobby and joined the San Antonio Bonsai Society. His tree collection has grown to include more than 30 species of trees and has more than 100 trees in his collection.

Wednesday, October 7
The Wide World of Potting Soils with Master Gardener Bill Swantner

Bill will share how to take the mystery out of choosing the right soil for the right plant and container. So many different mixes to choose from, and Bill says he’s tried them all and help us navigate the jungle of choices. He’ll sift through the FAQs of soil, such as ‘what is the difference between potting soils and potting mixes.

Wednesday, November 3
Making Wreaths with Herbs with Mary Dunford, owner of Nature’s Herb Farm

Mary will show how to construct a ‘living’ wreath using dried herbs. She’ll demonstrate how to grow and collect the herbs that can be woven into many different styles of wreaths—and not just fall and Christmas, but year ‘round. Mary’s passion for herbs as a hobby grew into a business when she opened Nature’s Herb Farm in 1984. Her greenhouses now produce more that 300 varieties of herbs, vegetables, perennials and succulents.

Wednesday, December 1
Holiday Gift Market

Come and shop our one-day only event of gifts, fashion accessories and more, but don’t miss the free luncheon provided by San Antonio Garden Center members. Our vendors include members of the Fiber Artists of San Antonio and the San Antonio Bead (jewelry) Society, plus other vendors. If you are a crafty vendor who would like to participate in the sale, contact or call (210) 824-9981.

Wednesday, January 5
The Art of Ikebana with Sherry Barwick, Ikebana International

The Asian New Year 2022 will be celebrated on February 1, and it’s the year of the Tiger, so why not plan a simple but elegant table scape around a Sogetsu-style arrangement.

Sherry is an expert in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, reaching certification for her 4th grade teacher’s level, and currently working on the new ‘workbook five’. A Master Gardener, she combines her knowledge of horticulture with Ikebana design.

Wednesday February 2
Getting Plumerias Ready for Spring with Kraus Shonfeld

Yes, you can create a lovely and colorful tropical garden in South Texas. One of the plants that can turn your backyard to an island paradise is the Plumeria. In Hawaii, the blooms are used to create the traditional leis. They are known to be found in hot, dry areas, often with poor soil on rocky, limestone cliffs. Hot, dry, alkaline limestone style—what better way to describe our growing conditions in San Antonio?

Wednesday, March 2
It’s Time to Plant for Spring with David Rodriguez, Horticulture Agent, Texas A&M Extension Service in Bexar County

We’ve been inside for months and we are eager to get outside in our yard and garden. David is the gardening expert on the WOAI radio Home & Garden Show, and he’ll tell us what to do to get ready for gardening with success when the warm spring weather comes around. Aside from his work with the South Texas green industry, David coordinates the Bexar County Master Gardener program.

Wednesday, April 6


Wednesday, May 4