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.

Wings of the City photo contest begins May 14.  It’s almost time to say good-bye to the wonderful Jorge Marin sculptures, but let’s have some fun remembering the special photo the giant Wings sculpture inspired!  Share your favorite photo of Jorge Marin’s Wings of the City sculpture with us. The artist will select three winners — and share the finalist photos on his official social networks.  For complete rules and to submit your photo, please click here.

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.

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.


Member Appreciation Week

June 6, 2016 - June 11, 2016

We love our members and we’re showing our appreciation all week long! Bring your friends to the Garden and receive an extra month’s membership when they join too. Enjoy special activities and tours offered for members only. Be eligible for daily prize drawings all week long. Finally, cool off with a member-exclusive evening in the Garden on Saturday, June 11th.

All Week
20% off at Garden Gate Gift Shop and Anne Marie’s Bistro
Daily prize drawings
Bring a friend to join the Garden at 10% off membership purchase and YOU get an extra month membership

Monday, June 6 – Intro to Yoga – 9:30 –10:00 a.m.  (Amphitheater)

Tuesday, June 7 – When it’s Hot to be Cool – Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices and Disease Prevention – Lunch & Learn   11:30 am-1:00 pm   (Ed Building)  Space limited. Register here or by calling 210-536-1407

Wednesday, June 8 – Butterfly Habits and Habitats – Expert-Led Guided Tour  10:00-11:30 am  Space limited. Register here or by calling 210-536-1407

Thursday, June 9 – Catch the Buzz with Backyard Beekeeping – Lunch & Learn  11:30 am-12:30 pm  (Ed Building)  Space limited. Register here or by calling 210-536-1407

Friday, June 10 – East Texas Piney Woods Tour – Expert-Led Guided Tour  10:00-11:30 am

Saturday, June 11 – Member Evening – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Bring a friend FREE / Dogs Welcome (on leash) / Cash Bar
Complimentary Neck & Shoulder Massages in Sacred Garden  (first come first serve)
Complimentary paletas at Fountain Plaza (while supplies last)
CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families) Demonstration (Ed Building, 6:00-7:30 p.m.)
Tai Chi demonstrations  (Fountain Lawn, 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.)
Story Time (Auld House, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.)

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

Brews and Blooms

September 17, 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.  Details coming soon on purchasing tickets.

Fall Plant Sales

September 24-25 and October 22, 2016 10am - 2pm

Shop for San Antonio-friendly plants grown by volunteers at the Botanical Garden at these two fall 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.