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.
  • If you are a Garden member, you must register as such to receive your member discounts. Click here to register.

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.

Questions: Contact the Adult Programs Registrar at 210-536-1415.

Arts & Culture

Painting Birthday Cards with Watercolor

Sunday, August 14, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Learn how to create your own beautiful cards that are more personal, unique and a keepsake for your recipients. We will use some fun, splashy techniques that will make this easy for novice painters, as well introducing new ideas to those with more experience. The cards will be created with very highest quality, archival papers and paints.
Fee: $50 ($45 members) includes $5 materials fee

Instructor: Lesta Frank

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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Gardening & Waterwise

Flying Wild Teacher Training Workshop

Thursday, August 11, 9am-4pm

Classroom teachers or environmental educators: FLYING WILD offers a whole school approach to environmental education using birds as a focus.
Educators learn how to conduct WILD lessons and participate in hands-on activities from the included Educator’s Guide- activities that teach language arts, social science, math, and basic science as well as offering community outreach and service learning applications.
FLYING WILD is targeted for middle school audience, but it is widely adaptable for elementary through adult education. The curriculum meets national education standards
Formal educators receive 6 CEU credits.
Fee: $40

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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Texas Tough Roundtable Discussion: Pruning, Pests, and Proper Care

Saturday, August 13, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Meet with gardening experts to discuss seasonal checklists, proper pruning, watering, pesticides, soil treatment, and overall care of your Texas Tough Landscape.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 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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Beyond Feeders: How to Attract Hummingbirds

Saturday, August 20, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Description: Beyond filling multiple feeders with nectar, learn the simple guidelines to creating a beautiful, low-maintenance garden for hummingbirds using the nectar and beauty of native plants. This class will provide a step-by-step instruction of the components needed for a successful hummingbird garden. Fee: $30 ($27 members)

Instructor: Rachel Cywinski

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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Wildscaping: Landscaping for Wildlife & Conserving Water

Saturday, August 27, from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

As of 2016, San Antonio is the first Monarch Champion City in the nation! Join us today to help fulfill this pledge by turning your garden into a space that encourages a variety of wildlife to visit—especially birds, butterflies and pollinators! Fall gardening is a great time to get started! By adding drought hardy native plants that provide food and refuge to your flying visitors, you will also help our declining Monarch populations during their migration through the area. You will be enjoying singing birds and fluttering butterflies in no time while using less water and no chemicals! Fee: $20 ($18 members)

Instructor: Judit Green

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 Prep Course

Four Fridays: September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9AM-4PM

This course prepares professional arborists for the ISA Certified exam. Non-professionals are invited to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop tree ID and care skills. Topics: tree biology, identification, soil science, water management, tree nutrition and fertilization, tree selection, installation, pruning and oak wilt, tree worker safety, and more.
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.
Fee: $250

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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Health & Wellness

Tai Chi Level 1

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM, June 14 - August 30, 2016

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.

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

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, June 14 - August 30, 2016

Chen Style 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.

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, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM, June 18 - September 3, 2016

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.

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.

Click here to register.

Chen Style Tai Chi

Saturdays, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, June 18 - September 3, 2016

Chen Style 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.

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.

Click here to register.

Gardens & Yoga

Saturday, July 23rd, 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

This class invites all levels, ages and sizes to enjoy a meditation in motion in the beauty of the Botanical Garden. Please join the AC Power Yoga team for a fun, active but relaxing yoga practice. Everyone is welcome. Fee: $10 per person per class ($9 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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Winged Wonders

Bats 101

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Description: Join Master Naturalist and San Antonio Botanical Garden staff, Tim Roan, to uncover the intricacies of bats. This class will explore the natural history and ecology involving these winged wonders. Fee: $15 ($13.50 members)

Instructor: Tim Roan

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.

Click here to register.