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.
March 7 - September 20, 2015
This maze exhibit takes guests inside the rainforest, from the soaring canopies all the way to the forest floor with lessons on ecology, biodiversity, adaptability, and conservation.
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.
September 12-13, 2015
Find the perfect plants to make your landscape San Antonio friendly at this two-day sale. Select from hundreds of varieties of natives and adapted plants suited to our climate conditions. Greenhouse volunteers assist in your selection. Learn from their extensive gardening experience! 10 am – 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission (members free).
September 12, 2015
September 12. A casual evening of craft brew sampling paired with scrumptious food truck fare and music, all set in the gorgeous, blooming Botanical Garden. Brews and Blooms — not your typical beer garden! Presented in conjunction with San Antonio Cerveceros. For adults only – no children, please. 6:30-10pm. Cost: $25 per person (Garden Members $22) – includes a commemorative glass and tickets good for six beer samples. Admission for designated drivers is $15. Limited tickets available. Tickets are non-refundable.
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.
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.
October 24, 2015
Celebrate this fun family event at the Garden, 9am-3pm. Kids, wear your costumes. Activities for the family to enjoy together.
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.
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.
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.