Gardening & Waterwise

Native Plant Walks

Third Friday of the month. 10 am

Explore our Texas Native Trails with two experienced Master Naturalists, Nancy and Gary Rogers, with a focus on specific native plants along the trail. Learn a little history and ethno-botany along the way and join in the discussion of water, soil, topography and weather that allow our natives to thrive.
Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to Botanical Garden members or with paid admission, but registration is required.
Tour meets at 10 am in the Breezeway of the Halsell welcome building.
Sponsored by SAWS =1 reward point

Click here for June 15th Native Plant Walk

NEW! Butterfly Walks

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Join butterfly enthusiasts Jessica Leslie and Drake White for a walk in the Garden. Learn about butterfly habitats and what they need to survive. Find out which butterflies are fluttering around and why they love the Garden.

Meet at 10 am at the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building.
Walk is free to Botanical Garden members or with paid admission, but registration is required.
Sponsored by SAWS =1 reward point

WaterSaver Walks

1st Friday of month at 9 am AND 3rd Thursdays of the month 10am

Explore our WaterSaver Gardens with Master Naturalist Linda Cace. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to Botanical Garden members or with paid admission, but registration is required.
Tour meets at 10 a.m. in the Breezeway of the Halsell welcome building.
Sponsored by SAWS =1 reward point

Register here for THURSDAY June 21st at 10 am

Bird Walks

Every 3rd Saturday at 9:15 AM to 11AM

Bird Walks are scheduled every third Saturday, except during the summer months.
Meet at 9:00 am in the Greenwood Breezeway for a walk with a birding docent. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to Botanical Garden members or with paid admission, but registration is required. Sponsored by SAWS =1 reward point

Bird Walks will resume in September

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Class

4 Fridays starting September 7th: Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21 (skip Sept 28) Oct 5th

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination. .

Course schedule:
•September 7: Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
•September 14: Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
•September 21: Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
•October 5: Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees
Fee: $300 includes all four classes as well as the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

Limited seating - register early!

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Children's Vegetable Garden Program --Fall Session

Saturdays September 8th 2018 through December 15th 2018 8AM to 12PM

The Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 7-16 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of our partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.
This is a 15 week program.
Fee: 1 child $40, shared plot (2 children) $60
*A parent or guardian must accompany children

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To register for the Fall Session click here