San Antonio Zoo
The AHTHGC donated funds to the San Antonio Zoo to establish a native pollinator garden. Designed and installed by Zoo horticulturalists, the garden was dedicated in March, 2022, and provides food and habitat for the smallest members of the animal kingdom, the pollinators.
"Go for Goats"
Brackenridge Park Conservancy
The AHTHGC was the lead sponsor of "Go for Goats," a project of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy to introduce goats to a specific area of the park to naturally cut or "mow" overgrown vegetation. About 150 goats were released in the park in May 2022. This is an eco-friendly solution to vegetation management negating the need for commercial mowing and the use of chemical herbicides.
Butterfly Garden at the Jack Judson Nature Trails
The Alamo Heights – Terrell Hills Garden Club officially dedicated its butterfly garden in the Jack Judson Nature Trails in Alamo Heights on May 4, 2015. Club members continue to maintain the garden and we recently added additional educational signage related to monarch butterflies. Monarch Watch, a program dedicated to sustaining Monarch butterfly habitats, has awarded the club a Monarch Waystation certification.
The Glorieta in Brackenridge Park
As part of the Conservation and Centennial Trees project, the Club donated twelve native trees that were installed in the “Glorieta” garden courtyard located at the intersection of four walking paths in Brackenridge Park. Selected trees include the hardy natives Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) and Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) and a shade loving cultivar, Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’). At the center of the Glorieta (Spanish for “roundabout”) is a sculpture by San Antonio artist Anne Wallace.
Headwaters at Incarnate Word
The Headwaters Sanctuary mission is to preserve, restore, and celebrate the rich natural, cultural, historical, spiritual, and educational values of the headwaters of the San Antonio River, especially within the 53-acre Headwaters Sanctuary. The AHTHGC donated funds to purchase native grass seed to support an ongoing program to remove invasive plants and reseed with native plants.
Past Community Projects
KIPP Aspire Academy
City Cemetery #9
Brackenridge Park (Entrance)
Mission San José
San Antonio Botanical Garden
McNay Museum of Art