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We are taking applications for 2024 scholarship awards. Just click the button below.

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Congratulations to this year's Mary Irish Memorial Scholarship winner Alessandra Holvek (left) who is pictured with Shirley Fox, SAGC Scholarship Chairman. The SAGC Scholarship Program is designed to benefit students in horticulture and related studies at Texas A&M University and Palo Alto College. 


Congratulations to Erik Guerra, our SAGC Fall 2023 Scholarship Winner. Erik is majoring in Horticulture at Palo Alto College.  From left to right are Dee Sanders, Shirley Fox, Erik Guerra, and Robin Maymar.

Mary Irish Memorial Scholarship Fund

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In 2022 San Antonio Garden Center established the Mary Irish Memorial Scholarship to honor the late horticulturist and author Mary Irish who wrote 10 popular books on gardening in Texas and the southwest. Through her writing, garden talks, and volunteer work at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Mary was an inspiration and incomparable asset to our San Antonio gardening community. A generous initial donation from Charles Bartlett, local garden designer, funds this scholarship.  We welcome any additional contributions designated for The Mary Irish Memorial Scholarship fund.

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