Brews and Blooms

May 23, 2015

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.  Tickets for May 23 event on sale at Limited tickets available. Tickets are non-refundable.  If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, tickets may be used for the September 12 Brews and Blooms event.

Chipotle Sustainable Films

March 13, April 1, and May 29 (rescheduled from May 8), 2015

Join us for this free, outdoor sustainable film series brought to you by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Register online below (complimentary Chipotle Burritos for first 250 registrants). Bring your own seating. Outside food/drink permitted. Gates open at 6:30pm, with panel discussion preceding the movie’s start time at sunset.  If health and nutrition are important to you, join us for this sustainable film series.

March 13, Fed Up   Why will today’s children lead shorter lives than their parents?  This movie “upends” conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric explore the “dirty secrets.”

April 1, Growing Cities   This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.

May 29, More than Honey   Re-scheduled date.  Beekeepers, scientists, and others discuss the world’s declining bee population and what it may mean for modern society. Enjoy free admission to the Garden 6:30pm – 8pm! Register Here.

Rainforest Adventure

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.

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.

Dog Days

August 1-2, 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 in early spring. $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.

Plant Sale

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).

Wine Down at the Garden

October 10, 2015

Stay tuned for information about this new evening event at the Garden featuring wine tastings and food pairings.

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.