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Challenges in Maintaining the Reach – BCMG Monthly Meeting

April 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Photo by Eileen Pace, Texas Public Radio

Challenges in Maintaining
the San Antonio Museum Reach

Hosted by the
Bexar County Master Gardeners

Thursday, April 19, 2018

at the
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208
San Antonio, TX 78230

Free and Open to the Public


The Museum Reach includes roughly three miles of pedestrian pathways, multiple water features, over 70,000 plants, and passes by landmarks that include the oldest VFW post in Texas, the San Antonio Museum of Art and Pearl, a private redevelopment of the former Pearl brewery. Join Peter Pierson as he describes the ever changing environment of the San Antonio River, Museum Reach and Park Reach and the unique challenges faced by those entrusted to keep it looking pristine.


Peter Pierson

Peter has over 30 years in the green industry (nursery, landscaping, irrigation, arboriculture).  Credentials include: Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional, Texas Certified Landscape Professional,International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist, Texas Licensed Irrigator, and EPA Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.  For the last 8 years, Peter has worked with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and has been involved in sustainable landscaping and low impact development projects and training.


Come early for the plant sale 12:00-3:00pm and select from the following plants in 4½” containers:
Ghost Pepper – $5
Scorpion Pepper – $5
Parson’s Giant Chile Penguin – $3
Sweet Banana Pepper – $2
Whopper Begonia: Bronze leaves and red flowers – $3; 4/$10
Red Velvet Pentas – $3; 4/$10
Sweet Basil – $2
Esperanza – $5
Dwarf Cherry Barbados – $5
Salvia – $5


Bexar County Master Gardener (BCMG) Educational Seminars/General Meetings are held
on the afternoon of the third Thursday every other month at the
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, Suite 208.
For more information contact BCMG President: [email protected].
2 CEUs.  Code: 003.




April 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bexar County Master Gardeners
3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 208
San Antonio, TX 78230 United States
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