Who We Are
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. We form a network of highly qualified and concerned people who implement a wide range of activities that allow us to share unbiased, researched-based, locally relevant gardening information with the community. What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is our special training in horticulture which we received from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County.
As the volunteer educational arm of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the mission of the Bexar County Master Gardeners is to educate our community and surrounding areas on water conservation and research-based gardening practices and techniques as developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System.
Working hand-in-hand with its Texas A&M System partners, the state legislature, and the communities it serves, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service serves Texans through community-based education. As part of the education services, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension oversees the Master Gardener program. Bexar County Master Gardeners work closely with the Bexar County Extension office.
San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
SAWS is a public utility owned by the City of San Antonio. San Antonio has been recognized nationally for its novel conservation efforts and proactive water management planning. SAWS partners with the Bexar County Master Gardeners to provide water conservation educational programs.
Texas Master Gardener Association
The Texas Master Gardener Association is a voluntary non-profit, educational, literary and charitable organization in support of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Gardener program.