San Antonio Botanical Garden


Garden & Nature Classes and Workshops          

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Summer Printable Class Schedule

Japanese Gardens San Antonio Style
Saturday, August 2 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Stroll through our Kumamoto garden with instructor Stephanie Jones and discover how you can create a beautiful Japanese garden of your own with plants that require less water and are suitable for the San Antonio climate. Fee: $10 ($9 members).

Proper Maintenance for Texas Tough Landscapes CANCELLED
Saturday, August 2 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have you started your WaterSaver or Low-water Landscape?  Are your well-adapted and native plants established?  Come join us and learn how to properly maintain your garden so that it looks great, conserves water and saves money. Fee: $10 ($9 members).

New Gardens for Newcomers
August 9 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
New to San Antonio? Learn how to plant a garden that will thrive in our climate.  Instructor Janet Peppers will provide information about planning, native plant selection, soil, mulching, watering, rebates, and much more. Fee: $10 ($9 members).

Fall Preparation for Texas Tough Landscapes
Saturday, August 16 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Finally fall is around the corner and so is the cooler weather!!  Start learning how to prep your WaterSaver Garden for fall conditions. Before it’s too late - get the latest resources and rebates so that you can make the most of the season. Fee: $10 ($9 members).

Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course
Fridays, September 5 - September 26 from 9 am - 4 pm

Do you love trees and want to know more about how to care for them? This 4 day course will help prepare professional arborists for the ISA certification exam.  Everyone is invited to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees, improve their tree identification skills, and better care for their trees. Fee: $250, includes the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value).

Fall Registration Begins August 1

Tai Chi in the Garden
Level 1: Tuesdays, September 9 - November 25,  9:30-10:30 am OR
Level 1: Saturdays, September 6 - November 22,  9:30-10:30 am 
The ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to
reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice tai chi. Instructor, Ming Xie, has been training in and teaching tai chi for over 25 years. Enjoy the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden while practicing this "meditation in motion." Fee: $120 (members $108).

Tai Chi 42 Form 
Saturdays, September 6 - November 22,  10:30-11:30 am
A challenging, fluid form which loads the body with energy, this popular Tai Chi form is perfect for competition as well as for
personal health benefits. It contains the best mix of well known styles of Tai Chi routines. Prerequisite: Tai Chi level 1 or three years Tai Chi practice is required. Ming Xie instructor. Fee: $120 (members $108).

Tai Chi Sword
Tuesdays, September 9 - November 25, 10:30 - 11:30 am
A  very popular Chinese martial art, Tai Chi Sword is based on Tai Chi movements with traditional sword techniques. This is a very easy method that is excellent for beginners who want to learn the basic form and techniques. Instructor Ming Xie has been training in and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years. Fee: $120 (members $108).