Wings of the City

September 9, 2015 - June 5, 2016

The Mexican Consulate in San Antonio is proud to present the “Wings of the City” sculpture exhibit by world-renowned Mexican Artist Jorge Marín. “Wings of the City” is an urban art project that consists of eight monumental sculptures, including the main piece titled “Wings of the City,” featuring a pair of bronze wings.  The exhibit will be on display at the Botanical Garden from September 9, 2015 – June 5, 2016.  “Wings of the City” became part of Mexico’s artistic scenery as it made its tour through cities such as Morelia, Tampico, Ciudad Victoria, Saltillo, Torreon, and Campeche among others for over three years. In 2013, the U.S. tour began with Brownsville, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and now San Antonio. An additional sculpture will go on display at the Southwest School of Art in Fall 2015.

Storybook Houses

March 5 - July 10, 2016

See kid-sized, family-friendly Storybook Houses in this spring exhibit opening March 5. A partnership with AIA San Antonio, this engaging playhouse exhibit is the fourth collaboration between the Garden and area architects and designers. Sponsored by Gretchen Swanson Family Foundation, Inc.; The USAA Foundation, a charitable trust; a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundaiton Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, and Dickson-Allen Foundation. San Antonio Public Library cardholders enjoy $1 off admission.  Two fairytales (Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty) and three children’s books (Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Diary of a Worm, and The Little House) are the inspiration for the five playhouse designs.  These books are also available in the Garden’s gift shop.

Family Drop-In Programs
Second Saturdays, 10 AM – 12 PM
March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9
Free with admission
Join us for some hands-on family fun!  Programming will vary but will include activities such as reading the story the Storybook House is based on, creating a simple craft, playing a game, and taking part in a garden exploration activity.

Spring Plant Sale

April 16 and May 7, 2016 10am - 2pm

Shop for San Antonio-friendly plants grown by volunteers at the Botanical Garden at these two spring plant sales. Make selections for your landscape that save you time, money, and water! Create a beautiful yard that’s habitat friendly for birds and butterflies. One-gallon size plants. Garden admission required.

National Public Gardens Day

May 6, 5:30-8:30 pm

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with free admission to the Garden 5:30-8:30 pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy strolling the Garden after normal operating hours.  See the Storybook Houses exhibit and the Garden in beautiful spring bloom.  And, if you wish to participate, we’re having a Storybook Picnic Contest!  Children’s books are the inspiration for the theme, so get creative pairing healthy fare and festive picnic décor. Prizes will be awarded to three picnic teams. Click here for more picnic contest information.  Register for the picnic contest by May 3.

Splendor in the Garden GALA

May 11, 2016 6:30pm

The Splendor in the Garden gala honoring Circle Bar Foundation will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 6:30pm.  Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing under the stars. Valet parking. For table and ticket information, please call 210.536.1405. Tables for 10 range in price from $2,500 to $10,000. Individual tickets will go on sale in late March. This annual fundraiser supports family programming at the Botanical Garden.

Brews and Blooms

May 21, 6:30-9:30pm

Enjoy craft brew sampling, food booths, and music, all set in the gorgeous, flowering Botanical Garden. A casual evening for adults 21 and older (no children allowed). ID required. Working closely with San Antonio Cerveceros, Brews and Blooms provides a venue for new and seasoned local craft breweries to showcase their beer selections, from Blonde Ales and Wits to Pale Ales and IPA’s, including limited releases from local breweries. Due to construction, on-site parking is limited.  Free shuttle service from the AT&T Building at 4119 Broadway @ Allensworth.  Tickets:  $25 (Members/$22).  Designated driver tickets: $15. For more information and to purchase tickets (non-refundable), click here. (Note: Tickets purchased may not be exchanged or refunded due to inclement weather.)

Winged Wonders

June 4 - October 30, 2016

From May to October, we’ll highlight the Garden’s winged friends, especially monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. These winged wonders find sustenance for their life cycle here at the Garden, sensitizing all of us to the importance of habitat for those who “co-habit” with us.  The Botanical Garden plays a significant role as an Official Monarch Waystation.  San Antonio is the only Monarch Butterfly Champion City, taking the National Wildlife Federation Pledge in 2015 to increase pollinator habitat.

Family Drop-In Programs
Saturdays from 10 AM – 12 PM
June 25, July 23, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8, and October 22
Free with Admission
Join us for some hands-on family fun!  Programming will vary but will include activities such as reading a story about a pollinator, creating a simple craft, playing a game, and taking part in a garden exploration activity.

 

Dog Days

August 6-7, 2016

A dog friendly weekend at the Garden! Doggie treats and pools of water will be available for your pup as you stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. $5 donation per dog (on a leash, please) will go toward local animal friendly charities.

Next date:  December 3-4