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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

October 2021

Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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November 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Native Plant Guided Tour at SABOT

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11–acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists.  Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission…

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Introduction to Propagation at SABOT

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Introductory course to asexual plant propagation.  Methods taught will include division, soft, and leaf cuttings with some emphasis on tropical plants, which can be applied to an at-home set up.  Live and hands-on demonstration will allow participants to go home with small propagation container and plant material. Instructor:  Layni Langham, Gardener & Propagation Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Fee: $20 ($18, Garden members).  Registration is required; deadline is November 8 by 5:30 P.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Introduction to Ethnobotany Walking Tour at SABOT

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Maeve, the Botanical Garden’s resident Ethnobotanist, on this walking tour about her specialty:  what ethnobotany is and how it relates to Botanical Gardens, as well as exploring the Garden to learn about the historical impact of some of the most important plants in the Garden. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration is required; deadline is November 11 by 10:00 A.M.  Space is limited. Registration

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WaterSaver Landscape Design School

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This class is comprised of four sessions of speakers and ends with an optional one on one consultation for personalized information (attendees should bring a sketch and/or pictures of their landscape).  Attendees will receive four books that will be utilized throughout the program. Session 1: Planning a landscape. Session 2: Designing a landscape; utilize each area with a cohesive design to fit each homeowner. Session 3: Basic needs including soil, mulch, fertilizer, and sun/shade areas. Session 4: Plant materials; create…

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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Advanced Propagation at SABOT

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This advanced course will continue with the topic of asexual plant propagation.  Methods include hardwood and cactus cuttings; air layering demo, and orchid division, in addition to aquick overview of tissue culture.  Participants will go home with hardwood and cactus material.  Topics covered: use of asexual propagation, hardwood, cactus, orchid, air layering, and tissue cultures. Instructor:  Layni Langham, Gardener & Propagation Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Fee: $20 ($18, Garden members).  Registration is required; deadline is November 15 by 5:30…

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a SABOT volunteer.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

November 20 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 9:15 AM behind the Admissions kiosk. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is 9:15 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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