November 27, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Beginning November 27 you’re invited to experience Holidays in Bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. ‘Tis the season — celebrate holiday horticulture throughout our 38 acres. It’s your chance to step away from the holiday whirlwind of traffic and malls and enjoy this colorful season in nature: Japanese Maples, Cypress Trees, Magnolias, Violas, Swiss Chard, Yaupon Holly, Bromeliads, Orchids, and (of course) Poinsettias! Capture holiday memories at the Garden, with picturesque backgrounds for family photographs.
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, or chess — 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.
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.
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.
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, 10am-2pm each day.
February 19, 2016 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, stargaze, 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. With construction underway on the vacant Funston property, you can access free shuttle parking at 4119 Broadway (AT&T Building parking lot at the Allensworth intersection, one block south of Hildebrand).