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San Antonio Botanical Garden Park
||Sunday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
$8 Adults; $5 Children (age 3 – 13)
$6 Senior Citizens (65 and over)
$6 Active Military personnel, Retirees, and Reservists (with current ID)
$6 Students (with current ID); and group rates for groups of 15 or more are available.
About the Garden Video
2013 Special Events and Programming Calendar
CLASSES AND WALKS
Enjoy birds in native habitats, and bask in the relaxing atmosphere found in the Garden during a morning bird walk led by an experienced guide. Ages 10+.Every third Saturday of the month. 9 a.m. Meet at Carriage House.
No January walk.
Native Plant Walks
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist! Meet at the Carriage House at 10 a.m.
Feb. 9, Seasonal Highlights; Feb. 22 - Hill Country; March 22, East Texas; April 13 - South Texas; May 17 - Hill Country; June 14 - East Texas; Sept. 28 - South Texas; Oct. 25 - Hill Country; Nov. 16 - East Texas; and Dec. 6 - Seasonal highlights.
Texas Tough Landscapes: Before it Gets Really Hot
Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
What do you really need to do now to be ready for your landscape to survive the long, hot summer? Having a checklist of things to do to make sure your landscape is ready for a South Texas summer is important to save you time, money and water later. Volunteers with the San Antonio Botanical Garden will share information to assist you. Sponsored by SAWS. Class Fee: $10 (free for active volunteers).
Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, May 11 from 9 am – noon
Rainwater harvesting is an innovative approach to capturing free water. You can save money by collecting and storing rainwater and using it to irrigate your trees, shrubs and flower beds, or to provide water to pets, birds, or other wildlife. Join County Extension Agent Bryan Davis, and Master Gardeners Lou Kellogg and Mary Fernandez to learn about rainwater collection for the home and landscape and make your own rain barrel to take home. Limit 30. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Fee: $55.
Care of Agaves, Yuccas & Succulents
Saturday, May 18 from 10 am - 12 noon
Are you considering adding the drama of agaves, yuccas, or other succulents to your garden, but feel lost about their care? Use this workshop to find the best choices for our area. Learn how to care for these plants, and find out how many outstanding choices there are for San Antonio gardens. Instructor: Mary Irish. Sponsored by SAWS. Class Fee: $10.
Little Sprouts Summer Camp
June 10-14; Ages 3-5 years
10 a.m. - noon
Little ones explore gardening and nature with hands-on investigations and creative play!
Fee: $100/wk (10% discount for members). Includes a parent or guardian if they choose to participate.
Animal Botanical Special Needs Summer Camp
9 a.m. - noon
This multi-themed, four day camp is for youth ages 7-19 with special needs. Animal Botanical activities include education on animals and plants living in the garden, crafts, recreation, music and daily snacks. Camp activities take place in the Garden and the air-conditioned Auld House. Fee: $135/wk (10% discount for members)
Junior Naturalist Summer Camps
June 17-21; Ages 6-8 years
June 17-21; Ages 9-12 years
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; aftercare available until 4:30 for an additional $35 fee.
Explore nature as you learn outdoor skills including native plant identification, birding, hiking and ethnobotany. Camps in the Sunday House and Education Bldg.
Fee: $140/wk (10% discount for members)
Junior Gardener Summer Camps
June 24-28; Ages 6-8 years
June 24-28; Ages 9-12 years
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; aftercare available until 4:30 for an additional fee of $35.
Participants get their hands on horticulture from flowers and vegetables to basic botany and garden design. With the help of garden experts, kids will learn to plant from seed, take cuttings, and design their own garden. Camps in the Sunday House and Education Bldg.
Fee: $140/wk (10% discount for members)
Educator Events for 2013
Junior Master Gardener Teacher Training
Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25 from 9 am - 5 pm
The JMG® program is a 4-H youth gardening component of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Come join us to learn new ideas and techniques that will help you implement or grow effective youth gardening programs in your school class, JMG® club, after-school program, 4-H youth gardening project, home school or any group of interested young gardeners. Upon completion of the Junior Master Gardener Specialist Training, you will receive certification as a JMG® Specialist by the National Junior Master Gardener Program office and receive invaluable resources that will help grow JMG® and youth gardening programs in your area. Please contact Natalie Cervantes at 210.467-6575 for questions or to register. 21 CPEs.
Flying WILD Workshop
Friday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Help reconnect city kids with nature while building science and literacy skills. Flying WILD materials provide interactive, interdisciplinary, standards-based activities to help students understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation. Fee: $15. To register, please contact email@example.com or Sasha Kodet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-3270. 6 CPEs.
Savage Gardens Exhibit Preview
Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m.
Educators are invited to a special preview of our new Savage Gardens Exhibit. Capture the excitement of our new carnivorous plants exhibit by exploring their incredible adaptations. Step inside a 10' pitcher plant, trigger the trap of a 9' Venus flytrap, and more! Six interactive children's stations provide hands-on playful learning opportunities. Join us this evening to check out the exhibit and try out some fun activities for the classroom with instructor Rebecca McMains. Curricula available. FREE. To RSVP, please contact email@example.com or Sasha Kodet at firstname.lastname@example.org 210.207.3270.
Growing Up WILD Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Learn how to build on young children’s sense of wonder about nature and invite them to explore wildlife and the world around them. During the three-hour training workshop participants will sample activities and receive a curriculum and activity guide. Activities are designed for 3-7 year olds and are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains. Teachers, informal educators and early childhood caregivers may take the training. Fee: $25. To RSVP, please contact email@example.com or Sasha Kodet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210.207.3270. 3 CPEs.
With its mission to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is right on track. The Garden offers 41-acres of greenery and plant life in the center of the city. Visitors are invited to stroll the Texas Native Trail, the Water Saver Garden and Water Saver Homescapes, the Old Fashioned Garden, the Conservatory and the Rose Garden. There are so many fun and exciting activities and events to enjoy you won’t know where to begin.
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