The July-August newsletter is now online, accessible by clicking this sentence.

Extra! Extra! Click this sentence for the lowdown on our FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE & FESTIVAL, set for Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wildflowers & Other Natives: Keeping Texas Looking Like Texas

Will be on display until further notice, with the new exhibit (Wildlife) under construction.
For now, you still have a chance to learn about the Blessings of Springtime!


If you'd like to read/print a copy of our GLEANER'S HANDBOOK, click this sentence.

Riverside Nature Center is located in the heart of Kerrville on the Guadalupe River at the junction of Town Creek. This former small farm has been transformed into an urban wildlife and native plant sanctuary. We take pride in being WICKED--Wild in the City of Kerrville Every Day. Stop in and see what we're talking about...

Riverside Nature Center Visitor's Center 

We invite you to come visit our unique arboretum with over 75 species of native trees and shrubs as well as cacti, glorious wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals. Meandering walking trails lead you through the Nature Center and down to the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.

Our Mission

The mission of Riverside Nature Center is to develop public awareness and stewardship of the Texas Hill Country’s natural resources through education, information and by example.

Our Vision

Riverside Nature Center's vision is to be the recognized center for public education about Hill Country natural resources.  Join us to help make our future.

Our Association

Riverside Nature Center is administered by the Riverside Nature Center Association, with a Board of Directors who have a wide variety of backgrounds. They include an attorney, engineers, entrepreneurs, medical personnel, a banker, a zoologist, a bird specialist, a tree specialist, and many people who have dedicated much of their lives to Hill Country plants. In addition to their board duties, they donate many hours to fund-raising, programs and the habitat at Riverside Nature Center.

Riverside Nature Center is administered by the Riverside Nature Center Association a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1989 that is supported financially by its members, grants and donations.



Volunteer Opportunities


  Volunteers are our most precious resource... and they are CHERISHED!

  The Riverside Nature Center would like to invite you to participate by volunteering your time and energies. Click here to find out how you can help!

150 Francisco Lemos  |  Kerrville, Texas 78028  |  tel:  830.257.4837
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Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
1-4 p.m., Sunday
We are often open on holidays. Please call to verify. We look forward to your visit!

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