Celebrate the Conservatory

Join us as we celebrate 30 years since the Lucile Halsell Conservatory at the San Antonio Botanical Garden opened to the public. This anniversary celebration will bring together the original designers, planners, and builders for a memorable three-day event November 15, 16, and 17 that is sure to inspire. Proceeds from the events support the Conservatory Maintenance Endowment.

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Celebrate Design – Green Over Gray Reception

Thursday, November 15th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$75 each or $200 bundle ticket (Includes 2 event tickets + Garden Family Membership)
Enjoy a festive evening in the Lucile Halsell Conservatory as famed designer Emilio Ambasz, discusses his inspiration, successes, and innovation in creating these futuristic glasshouses. Join in honoring the visionaries who helped make it possible. View never-before-seen photos and images from before, during, and after construction. Tour the spectacular plant collections housed within. Mingle with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and good friends in the most beautiful setting in the city.

Celebrate Culture – Special Starlight Movie in the Garden

Knight Rider 2000
Friday, November 16th, 6:30pm-9pm | Free to the public | Film begins at dusk
What do David Hasselhoff, a 57 Chevy Bel Air, and the Lucile Halsell Conservatory have in common? They’re all featured in the made-for-TV movie, Knight Rider 2000! Knight Rider 2000 showcases some of San Antonio’s most famous landmarks in this spin-off of the popular TV series. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic and prepare to experience throwback pop-culture action drama at its early 90s best.

Celebrate Plants – Fantastic Flora!

Saturday, November 17th, 10am-2pm | Included with general admission. Members enjoy this event for free.
We’re celebrating the Lucile Halsell Conservatory’s glass houses and focusing on what we do best – grow and showcase plants! Celebrate the greenhouse’s plant collection with a scavenger hunt, terrarium workshop, seed display and orchid display with the Alamo Orchid Society.  Families can also create rainforest inspired art and build with natural materials.



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