"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- Marcel Proust
The 18th Annual South Texas Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2025.
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The South Texas Home and Garden Show

Our mission is to spread the love of gardening by bringing together area home and garden businesses and organizations and home gardeners to share products and exchange ideas, and to offer information about the benefits of gardening, including exercise and enjoying nature, along with the satisfaction of beautifying the yard and countryside. The benefits of gardening include producing homegrown vegetables that not only taste better, but are more nutritious.

The Wilson County News actually began the Wilson County Gardening Day at Calvin Finch's urging back in 2007. It was held Sunday, Feb. 11, in the parking lot of Richardson Bros Chevrolet! We chose the S.T.A.R.S program at the Floresville Alternative School as the beneficiary of the event. (S.T.A.R.S. was a very successful service-learning  program that allowed participating students to learn about plants and actually to grow their own plants for sale.)

Since that humble beginning, the show has grown and also evolved!

For the next couple of years, it was held in the parking lot of the Floresville High School administration office across from HEB (which is now the Corner Store), before eventually moving out to the Floresville Alternative School campus.

In its 11th year, it was expanded to a 2-day event and was moved to the Floresville Event Center. It eventually went back to a single day.

In 2021, the event was canceled because of the pandemic on what would have been the 15th annual event.

In 2022 the Wilson County News continued the show, going "Back to Our Roots!" And 2023's 16th annual show was very exciting as we continue to promote South Texas gardening.

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2025! The show is scheduled for March 22, 2025 in the Floresville Event Center.