Family Programs

Little Sprout Mondays


Mondays | 10am – 11:30am
Bring your little one, age 3-5 years, to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Each Little Sprout Monday includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace.
Fee is $10 per adult and $5 per child.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child. All children and adults attending must be registered separately.
Click here for themes and to register

Children’s Vegetable Garden Spring 2019 – Registration now open!

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.

The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, as well as other volunteer organizations. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x28’ garden plot. Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after they have tended their garden. In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants are required to attend all sessions (two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their child. A parent or guardian must stay with their child.  Learn more and register HERE

Family Drop-In Programs

Included with general admission. No pre-registration necessary.
Join us for some hands-on family fun! Programming will vary but will include activities such as planting a seed to take home, creating a simple craft, taking part in garden exploration and/or a nutritional activity.

CHEF Family Drop-In  Program


Select Saturdays | 10am – 12pm
From Garden to Plate, learn about the fresh fruits and veggies which make delicious, nutritious meals. Watch a CHEF recipe demonstration and taste a bite of the day’s recipe.

Family Adventure Garden Drop-In Program


Select Saturdays | 10am -12pm
Learn about how plants grow and about the animals you might find at the Garden. Activities vary from week to week based on monthly themes.

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