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New Gardens for Newcomers
Saturday, March 1 or April 26 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. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
Saturday, March 8 from 9 am - 11 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. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
Family Crafts: Recyclable Plant Pots
Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Create unique planters from recyclable cans, bottles and other repurposed household items. This interactive workshop provides a great opportunity for families to craft together, learn about plants and turn trash into creative pots for your garden. Fee: $10/person ($9 members).
Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Discover the superpowers of native plants! We’ll introduce you to succulents, grasses, shrubs, perennials, and trees that are botanical heroes. Take a stroll down Texas Native Trail and find the best plants for your garden. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
Good to the Last Drop
Saturday, March 22 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn why Drip Irrigation is such a "Water Wise" practice and can save the homeowner time, money, and water. Know advantages and gain the confidence to install your own Drip System at home. Course also includes a practical demo and hands on exercise. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
The Curious World of Bizarre Plants
Saturday, March 29 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Why do some plants have pungent odors or create
chemicals? Discover the curious world of bizarre plants and explore examples of plants that have unique
adaptations that allow them to survive, attract pollinators, disperse seeds and protect themselves. Fee: $20 ($18 members).
Water Wise Landscape Design
Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Take on landscape design issues, with confidence as landscape architect Mike Pecen, ASLA, shows you how to rethink outdoor space. This is interactive design class is intended to help residents gain new ideas for how to get more from their yard. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $30 ($27 members).
Retrofitting your Yard
Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 am – 11:00am
Learn to challenge your creative genius and discover the benefits of replacing turf grass with alternative options. Learn to plant beautiful perennials that add a dash of color and texture to your garden and create a design plan and checklist. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
Herbs 101 for the Garden & More
Saturday, May 3 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Savor the joys of an edible and useful landscape! Herbalist, horticulturalist, and designer Diane Lewis will present a Power Point with great herb pictures and discuss the herbs best suited to our area and how to blend them into everyday life. Learn how to cultivate, harvest and store herbs and save money. Have fun learning how to make a relaxing tea blend and bath salts with samples to take home. Enjoy lunch (recipes provided) and a guided tour of the herb gardens at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Register by April 28. Fee: $50 ($45 members).
Surviving the South Texas Summer
Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Enduring the summer can be a challenge for your landscape in South Texas. It’s not too late to get your landscape prepared to thrive in an arid climate. Our instructors will guide you through the heat and present water-saving tips and rebates. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 pm – 3:00pm
Do you enjoy watching butterflies, birds and other animals? If the answer is "Yes", come to our session on wildscaping and learn how to wildscape your yard. You will learn which plants are beneficial to native wildlife and how to emulate nature. Sponsored by SAWS. Fee: $10 ($9 members).
Saturday, May 24 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come join us and relish the aesthetic power of flowers. Take a tour into the garden and learn about flower anatomy and function. Then craft during flower-pressed art time and leave with great ideas, cards, soaps, candles, art and much more. Fee: $35 ($31.50 members).
Summer Registration Opens April 1
Tai Chi in the Garden
Level 1: Tuesdays, June 3 - August 19, 9:30-10:30 am OR
Level 1: Saturdays,May 31 - August 16, 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, May 31 - August 16, 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 Fan
Tuesdays, June 3 - August 19 from 10:30 - 11:30 am
Tai Chi Fan is a martial art form that combines using a fan as a weapon with Tai Chi. Both men and women will benefit from this graceful workout that can help relieve tension and develop grace, strength, and balance. The fan provides a focal point that lends a level of aesthetic pleasure to the exercise. You will benefit from a full body workout with meditation. Instructor Ming Xie has been training in and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years. Fee: $120 (members $108).
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).