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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

April 2021

Guided Native Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11 – acre Texas Native Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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Merriwether Foraging Workshop at SABOT

April 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s three Texas Native Trails with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen of Foraging Texas and  learn about the edible, medicinal, and practical uses of Texas Native plants.  This workshop incorporates all senses to learn how to properly identify and use useful plants on your own.  Merriwether will provide examples of ways he incorporates plants into his family’s day-to-day life. Instructor:  Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D., author and educator Face coverings are required.  Space is limited. Fee: $65 ($58.50,…

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Guided WaterSaver Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 15, 2021 @ 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 Master Naturalist.  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 Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Guided Texas Bird Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 17, 2021 @ 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. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, April 16 at 9:15 A.M. Registration

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Guided Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 22, 2021 @ 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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Guided Central and South Texas Landscaping Plants Walk at SABOT

April 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist/Gardener Jessica Leslie and be inspired by all the beautiful and interesting native plants you can use in your home landscaping.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and how to best grow them yourself. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Composting and Soil Health 101 at SABOT

April 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Get the scoop about the importance and benefits of composting for the kitchen, the garden, and the planet!  Learn about the different kinds of composting and how to maintain your soil’s health. Instructor:  Betsy Gruy, Co-Founder, Compost Queens Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee: $15 ($13.50,  Garden members).  Registration deadline is Monday, April 26 at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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May 2021

Guided Native Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 1, 2021 @ 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 Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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The Art and History of Bonsai at SABOT

May 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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In this workshop, the San Antonio Bonsai Society will introduce the art of bonsai, its history, methodology, and challenges.  Attendees will have the chance to win a Yaupon bonsai designed by Ryan Odengaard. Instructor:  Ryan Odegaard, Bonsai Educator and Tiny Tree Trimmer Fee:  $10 ($9 member).  Registration deadline is Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 A.M.  Space is limited and masks are required. Registration  

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Guided Butterfly Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist/Gardener Jessica Leslie in a walk through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.  This workshop will cover the butterfly species you can find in San Antonio, when to look for them, and what native plants you can grow to attract and support their populations. Take photos and upload them to iNaturalist to participate in the 2021 City Nature Challenge. Meet at 10 am Behind the Admission kiosk.  Space is limited and masks are required. Fee: $15 ($13.50…

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Guided Sustainability Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 7, 2021 @ 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 at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 A.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Frida Kahlo Oasis Exhibition at SABOT – Now through Nov 2

May 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Frida Kahlo Oasis Exhibition at the San Antonio Botanical Garden May 8 – Nov. 2, 2021 9 AM - 7 PM | Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM | Saturday - Sunday Making its world debut, Frida Kahlo Oasis brings to life the artist’s deep connection with Mexican native vegetation and the natural world.  In this mesmerizing exhibition, visitors will be transported through a unique environment of shades, scents, sounds, and sights.  A captivating rendition of the artist’s…

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Guided Texas Bird Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 15, 2021 @ 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. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, May 14 at 9:15 A.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Guided WaterSaver Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 20, 2021 @ 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 Master Naturalist.  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 Wednesday, May 19, at 10:00 A.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Decorate a Native Bee House at SABOT

May 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about the native bees of Texas with entomologist Molly Keck while you paint your own Bee House and learn how to maintain it to keep them happy and healthy.  This workshop will cover native pollinators and the plants and practices you can use to take care of them. Instructor:  Molly Keck, Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Face coverings are required.  Space is limited – price is per Bee House, no more than two people per House. Fee: $30…

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Bee Day at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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In partnership with the Alamo Area Beekeepers Association, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is celebrating the hardworking bees of San Antonio with its Bee Day!  The celebration, held primarily in the Zachry Foundation Culinary Garden, will be abuzz with activities and learning opportunities; featuring honey culinary demos, observation beehives, kids activities, adult educational workshops, tours, cash bar with honey themed drinks prepared by Jason Dady Catering, and more. Fee:  Included with Garden admission ($15-$12) or Garden membership

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Guided Native Pollinator Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist and Gardener Jessica Leslie to learn about the native plants that can be grown in your own yard to attract and support local pollinator populations.  This workshop will cover the importance of native plants in an ecosystem, the best native plants for pollinators, and how to best grow them yourself. This workshop is part of Bee Day at the Garden. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk.  Space is limited and masks are required. Fee: $15…

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Guided Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 25, 2021 @ 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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June 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

June 4, 2021 @ 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 at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, June 3 at 10:00 A.M. Registration  

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Native Plant Guided Tour at SABOT

June 5, 2021 @ 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 Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

June 17, 2021 @ 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 Master Naturalist.  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 Wednesday, June 16, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

June 19, 2021 @ 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. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, June 18 at 9:15 A.M. Registration

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Viva Botanica at SABOT

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Viva Fiesta!  Bring the whole family to Viva Botanica at the Botanical Garden.  Explore 38 acres of nature play fun during this family-friendly, Fiesta event that includes hands-on activities, culinary tastings, and performances.  Drinks and food available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Guests are asked to follow all COVID-19 visitor guidelines during their visit at the Botanical Garden. Fee:  Included with Garden admission ($15-$12) and membership COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines In line with the latest…

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

June 24, 2021 @ 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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July 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

July 2, 2021 @ 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 at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, July 1 at 10:00 A.M. Registration  

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

July 15, 2021 @ 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 Master Naturalist.  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 Wednesday, July 14, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

July 17, 2021 @ 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. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, July 16 at 9:15 A.M. Registration

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

July 22, 2021 @ 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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Pequeño Pepper Day at SABOT

July 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The San Antonio Botanical Garden is bringing the heat with its second Pequeño Pepper Day, focusing this year on the chiles of Mexico and San Antonio.  The day will be filled with entertainment and activities for the whole family including: Performances beginning at 10:30 a.m. Azul Barrientos, San Antonio’s beloved singer/songwriter Guadalupe Dance Academy 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Guided Tour of Frida Kahlo Oasis 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Culinary Demonstrations 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pepper Varietals Displayed throughout Culinary…

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Ethnobotany of the Pepper at SABOT

July 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the shrubby Texas native Capsicum annum took over the world’s palate becoming a culinary, medicinal, cultural staple.  Don’t miss out on winning a chile tepin plant. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist Registration is required and space is limited. Fee:  $10 ($9, Garden members)    Deadline to register is July 24 by 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Growing Peppers in San Antonio at SABOT

July 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Andrew Labay, San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, to learn all about peppers and growing them in San Antonio.  This program will begin with a brief presentation followed by a walk through the garden to look at different varietals and growing methods. Instructor:  Andrew Labay, Director of Horticulture Registration is required and space is limited. Fee:  $20 ($18, Garden members)    Deadline to register is July 24 by 1:00 P.M. Registration

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August 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

August 6, 2021 @ 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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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

August 19, 2021 @ 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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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

August 26, 2021 @ 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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Fall 2021 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at SABOT – Register by Aug 25

August 28, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Fall 2021 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at San Antonio Botanical Garden Registration is Now Open!  Click here! Saturdays, August 28 - December 11 8:30 - 10:30 AM Fee: $65 per plot ($58.50 member plot).  Registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug 25 at 9:00 A.M. The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables with the help of educators, horticulturists, and volunteers.  Each family/group is allotted a 3.5’ x 28’ garden plot.  Participants will have fun…

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September 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

September 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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

September 4, 2021 @ 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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Growing Succulents in Containers

September 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Growing Succulents in Containers with Stephanie Jones, Bexar County Master Gardener Growing succulents in containers can be easy with the right amount of care.  Join Stephanie as she shares information about the glories of succulents.  She will cover topics including why succulents are so forgiving, their root system, habitats, soil needs, containers, recommended plants, propagation techniques, water, and care requirements.  She will also discuss common problems and make recommendations on how to remedy them.  Each registrant will receive a succulent…

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Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course

September 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills.  Topics include such things as tree biology, installation, nutrition and fertilization, plant disorders and diseases,…

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Merriwether Foraging Workshop at SABOT

September 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s three Texas Native Trails with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen of Foraging Texas and learn about the edible, medicinal, and practical uses of Texas Native plants.  This workshop incorporates all senses to learn how to properly identify and use useful plants on your own.  Merriwether will provide examples of ways he incorporates plants into his family’s day-to-day life. Instructor:  Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D., author and educator Fee: $65 ($58.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is September 10…

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30 Bugs Every Gardener Should Know

September 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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30 Bugs Every Gardener Should Know with Molly Keck, Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Not every insect in your garden is a villain.  Learn how to recognize beneficial and non-beneficial bugs and insects in your landscape.  Entomologist Molly Keck will introduce you to the most common insects in San Antonio, Texas, and integrated pest management solutions to safely manage their populations in your garden. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Place…

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

September 16, 2021 @ 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

September 18, 2021 @ 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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Plant ID Using Dichotomous Keys and Online Resources at SABOT

September 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how to use the tools botanists use to identify unknown plants:  dichotomous keys, field guides, and online resources.  In this workshop, Eason will discuss the advantages of each tool and model their uses.  Then registrants will have the opportunity to apply these tools in the Garden’s Texas Native Trails. Instructor: Michael Eason, Director of Plant Conservation & Research, San Antonio Botanical Garden Fee: $20 ($18, Garden members)   Registration deadline is September 17 by 10:00 A.M. Registration

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WaterSaver Landscape Design School

September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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 beautiful, low…

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

September 21, 2021 @ 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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Frida Inspired Succulent and Cactus Planters at SABOT

September 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Create a Frida Kahlo-inspired planter using the cactus and succulent plants Frida loved.  Registrants will learn how to create a cactus soil blend and care tips for their planter.  Then with the expert guidance of Chelsea, registrants will select plants and arrange their own mini Casa Azul. Instructor:  Chelsea Crisler, Gardener, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited. Fee: $55 ($49.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is September 21 by 6:00 P.M. Registration  

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Success with Houseplants at SABOT

September 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This house plant course will cover an overview of everything you will need to ensure the health of your house plants, from the selection of material to watering and possible issues that you may come across and their solutions.  Topics covered: history, horticulture therapy, environmental factors, plant selection, media and potting, watering, fertilizing, and problem ID and solutions.  Registrants will receive an indoor plant cutting. Instructor:  Layni Langham, Gardener & Propagation Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Fee: $10 ($9, Garden…

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October 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

October 1, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 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

October 2, 2021 @ 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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Plant a Butterfly Garden

October 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend a seminar presented by a noted San Antonio landscaper who will provide all the information you need to plan, develop, and maintain a Butterfly Garden.  Next, you will be able to create your own garden during the breakout session using magnetic boards with various bed shapes and plant material pictures. Instructor:  Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) Fee: $20 ($18 member).  Registration is required; deadline is October 5 by 6:00 P.M.  Space…

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Migrating Monarchs Guided Butterfly Walk – In Garden

October 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist and Gardener Jessica Leslie in a walk through the San Antonio Botanical Garden in search of butterflies, particularly monarchs on their annual migration to Mexico.  This walk will cover the butterfly species you can find in San Antonio, when to look for them, and what native plants you can grow to attract and support their populations. Fee:$15 ($13.50 member).  Registration deadline is Monday, October 11 by 9:00 A.M.  Space is limited. Registration

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Fall Gardening Tasks

October 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                      Fall Gardening Tasks Presented by Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox Bexar County Master Gardeners                       While the calendar says it’s fall, our temperatures often say it’s still summer.  How do you determine when fall is actually happening in Texas?  Fall gardening means different things to different gardeners.  Join Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardeners, as they share…

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Landscaping with Mexican Plants

October 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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It is estimated that Mexico holds 50,000 plant taxa within its borders.  Many of these are popular horticulture plants in use throughout the world.  In conjunction with the Frida Kahlo exhibit, displaying some of Mexico’s plant diversity, Eason will cover plants native to Mexico and adjacent Texas that are used in landscaping, as well as highlight a few new world native plants that have caused ecological damage when introduced outside of their native range. Instructor:  Michael Eason, Director of Plant…

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

October 16, 2021 @ 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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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

October 21, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 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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BOOtanica

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Celebrate Halloween and the fall season at the San Antonio Botanical Garden with a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family.  Dress up in your favorite costume, trick-or-treat, and explore the world of other creatures in the garden. Fee:  Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Tickets

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

October 28, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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Composting 101 at SABOT

November 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                  Composting 101 Presented by Anna Vogler  Bexar County Master Gardeners   Learn how to use your leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable scraps to strengthen the soil in your garden, beds, and lawn.  Join Bexar County Master Gardener Anna Vogler as she reveals the tips, techniques, and benefits of backyard composting.  Master Gardeners will be available at the end of the workshop to answer your gardening questions. FREE but registration is required on…

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Introduction to Ethnobotany Walking Tour at SABOT

November 12, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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LIGHTSCAPE at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

November 24, 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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San Antonio’s newest holiday event, Lightscape, is making its Texas debut.  Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile path winding through the Botanical Garden.  These captivating illuminations will dazzle the senses and the show will proudly include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. The trail will feature a one-of-a-kind experience blending new works, including a field of Texas bluebonnets, with guest-favorites, such as the show stopping Winter Cathedral, an impressive…

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December 2021

LIGHTSCAPE at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

December 1, 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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San Antonio’s newest holiday event, Lightscape, is making its Texas debut.  Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile path winding through the Botanical Garden.  These captivating illuminations will dazzle the senses and the show will proudly include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. The trail will feature a one-of-a-kind experience blending new works, including a field of Texas bluebonnets, with guest-favorites, such as the show stopping Winter Cathedral, an impressive…

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Native Plant Guided Tour at SABOT

December 4, 2021 @ 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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Ethnobotany of the Mesquite – In the Botanical Garden

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The mesquite tree (prosopis spp.) is a fascinating and vital species in this region, not just ecologically but also culturally, nutritionally, and economically.  This workshop will include a basic introduction of the mesquite as a species but will primarily focus on how it has been used throughout history and its continuing importance today.  This class will include a lecture, a tasting of mesquite food products, and will conclude with a walk through the Botanical Garden’s mesquite grove. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and…

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Growing Holiday Citrus at SABOT                     

December 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                  Growing Holiday Citrus Presented by Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox Bexar County Master Gardeners                       Oranges and other citruses have long been a holiday tradition.  Come and learn how to grow the best tasting citruses in your landscape and on your patio.  Join Bexar County Master Gardeners Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox and learn which varieties work best in Bexar County and…

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Introduction to Ethnobotany Walking Tour at SABOT

December 9, 2021 @ 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 December 8 by 10:00 A.M.  Space is limited. Registration

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

December 14, 2021 @ 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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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

December 16, 2021 @ 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

December 18, 2021 @ 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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January 2022

Sustainability and Design Guided Tour at SABOT

January 7 @ 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 uses infrastructure, architecture, and plants to conserve resources throughout the garden and learn the importance of building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk.  Masks are required to participate in this program. Registration

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Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the Botanical Garden’s Texas Native Trails and learn all about native plants - how they conserve water, adapt to their environment, and their growing requirements.  Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Meet at 10 am Behind the Admission kiosk.  Masks are required to participate in this program. Registration

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Gardening Begins with the Soil (SABOT)

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                  Gardening Begins with the Soil All gardening begins with the soil: understanding the soil you’re working with, how to amend it, and then how to protect it.  Bexar County has four significantly different soils, from beach sand to a thick “gumbo” clay soil, and these soils can be amended in a way that maximizes water usage while minimizing fertilizer and pesticide usage.  Join Bexar County Master Gardeners in this FREE seminar…

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Bird Watching Guided Tour at SABOT

January 15 @ 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. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Registration

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Family Gardening Workshop: Planting Herbs (SABOT)

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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In this hands-on workshop, families will learn about planting, maintaining, and harvesting herbs. Contact [email protected] with questions. Instructors:  Botanical Garden Programs Team Fee: $15 per adult ($13.50, Garden members); $13 per child ($11.70, Garden members). Registration deadline is time of event. Registration

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This 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 Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Registration

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Orchid Seminar Day at SABOT

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Kick off Orchid Week with a keynote lecture about native orchids of Texas, followed by four sessions taught by San Antonio Orchid Society members. Keynote Lecture:  Native Orchids of Texas by Michael Eason and Adam Black | 9:30 – 11:15 AM Presenters: Michael Eason, Director of Plant Conservation & Research, and Adam Black, Freelance Botanist Orchid Sessions: Growing Vanda Orchids | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Growing Orchids Under Lights | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Cypripedium (Lady Slipper) Orchids | 2:30…

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Renewing Interest in San Antonio’s Native Plants at SABOT

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The San Antonio area has many unique edible native plants that have been used for thousands of years.  However, modernization led to a reduced interest and need for the often-labor-intensive foodstuffs.  Rising interest in foraging, eating locally, and regional terroir has recently led to a resurgence of personal and business interest in revitalizing these plants.  This workshop will cover the history of select native plants and for each plant, registrants will be able to sample how it has been adapted…

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Celebrate Orchids! at SABOT

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Be dazzled by the bold, vivid, and colorful world of orchids on display at the Botanical Garden!  Bring the whole family to explore the world’s largest family of flowering plants with hands-on activities and more! Fee: Included with Garden admission and membership ($15-12) General Admission Tickets

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February 2022

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Fridays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees.  Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills. Topics include…

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Sustainability and Design Guided Tour at SABOT

February 4 @ 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 uses infrastructure, architecture, and plants to conserve resources throughout the garden and learn the importance of building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk.  Masks are required to participate in this program. Registration

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Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the Botanical Garden’s Texas Native Trails and learn all about native plants – how they conserve water, adapt to their environment, and their growing requirements.  Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Meet at 10 am Behind the Admission kiosk.  Masks are required to participate in this program. Registration

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Growing and Maintaining Roses – BCMGs at SABOT

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                  Growing and Maintaining Roses Presented by Holly Hodgins, Bexar County Master Gardener Come join Holly for this FREE seminar as she shares the tips and techniques to help you find the right selection of roses, the correct way to plant them, and how to provide the care they need, including the timing and techniques of proper pruning.  Master Gardeners will be available at the end of the workshop to answer your…

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This 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 Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Registration

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Be inspired at the Botanical Garden and learn about the best seasonal plants and design tips for creating a beautiful, drought-tolerant landscape. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Registration

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Promiscuous Plants Walking Cocktail Tour at SABOT

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Whether in love potions, aphrodisiacs, medicinal treatments, or chocolates on Valentine’s Day, plants have always played an important role in our love lives as well as having distinctive methods of their own.  Enjoy a cocktail while you explore the garden and learn about the more salacious lives of plants.  Ages 21+. This tour will be repeated on Saturday, February 19 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Program Specialist Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is…

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Children’s Vegetable Garden at SABOT

February 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Spring 2022 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden Saturday mornings, February 19 through June 4, from 8:30 – 10:30 AM The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables with the help of educators, horticulturists, and volunteers.  Each family/group is allotted a 3.5’ x 28’ garden plot.  Participants will have fun growing and learning about different types of vegetables.  Throughout the program children will take their harvest home to share…

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Bird Watching Guided Tour at SABOT

February 19 @ 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. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to tour start time. Registration

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March 2022

Propagation 101

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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 Propagation 101  Presented by           Bill Swantner, Bexar County Master Gardener   Many plants have the amazing ability to be reproduced from pieces of the plant themselves.  Join Bill as he walks you through the process for selecting your mother plants, techniques for propagation, and tips for the growth process.  Master Gardeners will be available at the end of the workshop to answer your gardening questions. March 9, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Hosted by…

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April 2022

Let’s Walk and Talk About Plants – RSVP by Mar 31

April 1 @ 9:10 am - 11:10 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Let’s Walk and Talk About Plants Presented by David Rodriguez, Horticulturist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Friday, April 1, 2022 9:10 - 11:10 AM Limited to the first 15 participants. Please RSVP to David at [email protected] by March 31. David will walk here and there throughout the Botanical Garden and talk about plants, their maintenance, etc. Please be prepared to do some walking. Seminar is free for Botanical Garden members; Garden admission ($16-14) is required for non-members. Hosted by San…

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Pollinator Gardening

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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        Pollinator Gardening Presented by Marybeth Parsons, Bexar County Master Gardener Bees, butterflies, wasps, and hummingbirds are some of our most important pollinators.  Loss of habitat, pesticide use, and more have caused stress to their populations.  Join Marybeth as she shares tips on how you, as a home gardener, can make a difference for these special pollinators.  Master Gardeners will be available at the end of the workshop to answer your gardening questions. Wednesday, April 13, 2022…

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May 2022

Japanese Gardening – Texas Style! (SOLD OUT)

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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    Japanese Gardening – Texas Style! Presented by Stephanie Jones, Bexar County Master Gardener Learn the basics of creating the tranquility, serenity, and harmony of a Japanese garden in your yard.  Discover the benefits of replacing turf grass with alternative options.  Even novice gardeners can achieve the aesthetics and sensibility of this ancient practice.  Join the Bexar County Master Gardeners and learn to create a pleasing design plan and learn the elements of basic Japanese garden design using low…

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June 2022

Surviving the Summer Heat

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                Surviving the Summer Heat Presented by Anna Vogler, Bexar County Master Gardener Is it hot enough for you?  Texas summers are hard on plants and the gardeners that tend them.  Join Bexar County Master Gardener Anna Vogler as she explains how our region's weather impacts our gardens and lawns and how you can create a resilient landscape.  Master Gardeners will be available at the end of the workshop to answer your gardening…

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  • Orange: These are events for BCMG members only.
  • Blue: These are public events for which BCMG members can also receive CEU credit.
  • Green: These are events that are open to the general public.
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