Wine Down at the Garden

October 10, 2015, 6:30-9:30 PM

Presented by Total Wine & More, Wine Down at the Garden features South American wine tastings complemented by savory cuisine.  New to the Garden’s schedule, this evening event promises a taste of fall in the Garden’s beautiful outdoor setting. Purchase your ticket here (tickets are non-refundable)  $75 general admission and $125 VIP admission.  Adults 21 and older only.  Cuisine by Nao (VIP section only), Texas de Brazil, Beto’s, Little Muse Catering & Cakes, Pharm Table, Anne Marie’s Carriage House Bistro, Catalyst Catering/San Antonio Food Bank, and Werner’s Prime Steaks & Seafood.

Big Garden, Little Me

October 3 - December 31, 2015

The Garden gets playful with oversize, interactive displays of everyday backyard items.  Sit in giant chairs, get an ant’s view of a picnic, play the huge Checkers game, and more — all in the family friendly setting of the amphitheater. Fun photo opportunities for the family.  Exhibit sponsors: Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation and Dickson-Allen Foundation.

Wings of the City

September 9, 2015 - February 14, 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 – February 14, 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. Public reception/opening at the Botanical Garden:  September 9, 5:30-7:30pm.  An additional sculpture will go on display at the Southwest School of Art this fall.

Scarecrow Trail Exhibit

September 21 - November 15

Enjoy this seasonal display of scarecrows at the Garden.  Organizations are invited to participate.  Submit entry form by September 8 to

BOOtanica and Plant Sale

October 24, 2015

Celebrate this fun family event at the Garden, 9am-3pm.  Explore the popular Scarecrow Trail exhibit and enjoy family play in the Big Garden, Little Me exhibit. Don’t miss the Hay Play area! Kids, wear your costumes. Activities (from pumpkin carving demos to a scavenger hunt) for the family to enjoy together. Plant sale 10am-2pm.

Art in the Garden

Through January 2016

New exhibit featuring Artist Kim Beck until January 2016. The project, “One-Way Trail,” consists of a series of routes and views throughout the Garden. Each tour is led using signage and audio accessed by cell phone. Download a map of the tour here. Garden visitors will find themselves led by unexpected guides, such as a rancher, a poet, an arborist, a child, a dog, and a Buddhist priest.  Beck has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and BA from Brandeis University.  She is an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon.  Funded by the Russell H. Rogers Fund for the Arts, this exhibit is a collaboration with Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum.

Family Flashlight Night

November 6, 2015 6 – 8:30pm

Looking for a fun family activity and a bit of exploration? Then head out to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for Family Flashlight Night. When the sun sets, it’s your chance to see a different side of the Garden. Encounter nighttime insects, create a constellation craft and test your directional skills in a light maze. Be sure to bring your flashlight and maybe a sweater in case it’s a cool night. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this rare look at the Garden. Family Flashlight Night admission is free to Garden members. Non-members pay regular admission.

Holidays in Bloom

November 27, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Beginning November 28 you’re invited to experience Holidays in Bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. It’s your chance to step away from the holiday whirlwind of traffic and malls and enjoy the season in nature. Guests will find many a spot to capture a memory at the Garden, with picturesque backgrounds for family photographs.

Dog Days

December 5-6, 2015

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. Pet adoptions available through Animal Defense League, 11am-1pm each day.