Holidays in Bloom

November 25 - December 31

Holidays in Bloom is a perfect getaway to bring family and friends together for a magical experience in nature. Visitors will encounter poinsettias, a giant Christmas Tree, wreaths and red bows throughout, enhancing the seasonal beauty of the Garden. Included with general admission.

PetSmart Dog Days

January 14-16, 2017

PetSmart Dog Days at the Garden! It’s a dog friendly weekend at the beautiful Botanical Garden. Enjoy PetSmart giveaways, doggie treats and bowls of water throughout the Garden.

Cost: General admission + $5 donation per dog (on a leash, please) will go toward local animal friendly charities.
Members enjoy free admission + $5 donation per leashed dog.

Family Programming

January 28 | February 25 | March 25

Saturday Family Drop-In Programs
10 am – Noon
Join us for hands-on family fun! Participants create crafts, play games and take part in a garden exploration activity. Included with admission, no registration is needed – just ‘Drop-in’!


Family Flashlight Night

February 17

6pm – 8:30 pm, Fee: Regular admission applies.
Members enjoy this event for free with early entry at 5:30pm.

Join us for Family Flashlight Night at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Explore the Garden at night. Find your way through the Light Maze, hear a story read aloud and view the night sky with SALSA (San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers)!

Be sure to bring your flashlight and maybe a sweater in case it’s a cool night.
Stay tuned for free shuttle parking information.

Winged Wonders

Through March 31, 2017

From May to October, we’ll highlight the Garden’s winged friends, especially monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. These winged wonders find sustenance for their life cycle here at the Garden, sensitizing all of us to the importance of habitat for those who “co-habit” with us.  The Botanical Garden plays a significant role as an Official Monarch Waystation.  San Antonio is the only Monarch Butterfly Champion City, taking the National Wildlife Federation Pledge in 2015 to increase pollinator habitat.

January 14 | February 11 | March 11 | April 15
Winged Wonders Family Drop-In Programs
10 am – Noon
Family fun featuring pollinators! Included with general admission.


Art in the Garden

June 2016-June 2017

Blue Star Contemporary and the San Antonio Botanical Garden are delighted to announce Alyson Shotz as the artist for their 2016-2017 Art in the Garden collaboration (opening June 30, 2016).  For her yearlong exhibition at the Garden, Brooklyn-based artist Shotz has conceived a newly commissioned large-scale, freestanding steel sculpture, Scattering Screen.  It features small mirrored circles that “reflect light and scatter the visible surroundings into thousands of tiny pieces,” per the artist. Sponsored by City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

Note: No touching, climbing, or professional photography and reproductions of the artwork permitted.