Saturday, October 15, 2011

San Antonio Herb Market

One of my favorite annual garden events is the San Antonio Herb Market held at the Pearl Brewery in mid-October.  It's an excellent opportunity to stock up on herbs and learn about growing and using herbs as well as other gardening subjects.  This year's market was held on Saturday, October 15th celebrating their 20th year.

The Pearl Brewery is near downtown and anchors the north end of the Riverwalk known as the Museum Reach.

The market is set up in the parking lot and is always well attended. 

San Antonio Water System was a sponsor and employees were on hand to answer questions about water conservation.  Other groups included the Bexar County Master Gardeners, The Gardening Volunteers of South Texas and the San Antonio Herb Society.

There were plenty of vendors and a large selection of herbs and related plants.  These containers are ready to go at the Nature's Herb Farm booth.

Long lines for the checkout at Nature's Herb Farm, a good thing to see

This booth  is showing succulents

Colorful succulent wreaths

This large succulent hanging basket display from Burns Nursery
attracted attention

The container display also at Burns was charming

The Antique Rose Emporium had a booth with roses for sale

This year's featured speaker was Susan Belsinger who gave an excellent presentation on using herbs in cooking.  After Susan's seminar I headed over to the adjacent parking lot for the Farmer's Market held each Saturday at the Pearl Brewery.

"Please play on the grass," no lawn here so...

here's the grass you're invited to play on

Pearl has created a park in the parking lot and a favorite place for gardening inspiration.  Ornamental grasses along with drought tolerant perennials are planted in islands within the parking lot and the perimeter.

A look at some of the rows of booths here and a group of Pumpkins on display.

 A very nice day to sit and enjoy the band


And a great grouping of ornamental grasses behind the band.  This is one awesome parking lot.  I'll be back on a quieter day for more photos of the Pearl parking lot park and the plantings along this section of the Riverwalk.


  1. Looks enjoyable. Used to know an aggie joke about pearl beer. lol.

  2. Hi Shirley, Thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoyed my visit here. Tons of inspiration! Love the succulent wreaths and the stone mosaic pots from your previous posts!

  3. Looks like a nice way to relax...outdoors, plants, music. Perfect for someone burnt out who needs a break!

  4. greggo - funny, the Herb Market was held at Aggie Park until about three years ago.

    Cat- Thanks, I'm always on the hunt for inspiration, now I have a place to share what I find.

    DD - The Farmer's Market is there every Sat. morning, much more relaxing when the weather is good though. Just behind the band is my favorite section of the Riverwalk too.

  5. Thanks for the article, I'll have to check out the market and get some fresh veggies!


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