Adult Classes

Registration Policies

  • Participants are encouraged to register early. Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum registered enrollment by three business days prior to the class.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. You are not registered until payment is made in full.

Refunds/Cancellations

  • Refunds will be issued, minus a $5 processing fee, when you cancel five business days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be made after that date. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.
  • If the Botanical Garden must cancel a class, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

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Rainwater Harvesting

Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to install a rainwater-catchment container to harvest free water and make your own rain barrel to take home. Fee: $55 ($49.50 members).

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Tai Chi Level 1

Tuesdays, June 9 - August 25, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

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 do it. Practice "meditation in motion" with Ming Xie, who has taught tai chi for over 25 years. $120 (members $108)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Tai Chi Level 1

Saturdays, June 6 - August 29, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

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 do it. Practice "meditation in motion" with Ming Xie, who has taught tai chi for over 25 years. $120 (members $108)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Tai Chi Sword

Tuesdays, June 9 - August 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. Come learn the basic form and techniques of this practice. Instructor Ming Xie has been training in and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years.
$120 (members $108)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Chen Style Tai Chi

Saturdays, June 6 - August 25, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Chen Tai Chi is the oldest among the 5 major styles. Students will experience Chen style's unique alternated speed and silk reeling technique to quickly enhance their balance, strength, and power. $120 (members $108)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Painting Roses in Watercolor

Saturday, June 13, 1 - 4 PM

Explore approaches to paint exquisite roses. Learn how to create a three dimensional look. Fee $45 (members $40.50)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Summer Preparation for Texas Tough Landscapes

Sunday, June 14, 2 - 4 PM

Get tips that prepare your landscape for the summer's heat, including what to prune, when to water, how to care for turf, and more. Fee $10 (members $9)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Herbs: A Tasty Alternative in Your Landscape

Saturday, July 11, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Many herbs thrive in sunny, well-drained gardens-a perfect fit for San Antonio. Learn how to incorporate herbs into your garden. Fee $10 (members $9)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Drip Irrigation: A Water-Wise Choice

Saturday, July 18, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Want to save water and time? Drip irrigation systems are an affordable option. Hands-on demonstration. Fee $10 (members $9)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Dynamic Color in Watercolor

Sunday, July 26, 1 - 4 PM

Create more pizzazz with color combination in watercolor. Experiment with color combinations and families. Fee $45 (members $40.50)

Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen.

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Certified Arborist Course - Fall Session

Four Fridays: September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9 AM - 4 PM

This course will help prepare professional arborists to take the ISA Certified Arborist examination. Nonprofessionals are invited to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills. Topics Include: Tree Biology, Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation, Pruning and Oak Wilt plus many more. Fee $250.

Course offered in partnership with San Antonio Arborist Association and the Alamo Forest Partnership.

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