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

New exhibit opens March 12.

New exhibit featuring Kim Beck opens March 12. Opening reception: March 12, 5:30-7:30 pm, free to the public. The project, “One Way Trail,” consists of a series of routes and views throughout the Garden. Each tour is led using signage, printed maps, and audio.  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.

Chipotle Sustainable Films

March 13, April 1, and May 8, 2015

Join us for this free sustainable film series. Free admission with complimentary burrito, thanks to Chipotle.  Bring your own seating.  RSVP at info@sabot.org to ensure that we have enough burritos for everyone (plus BOGO coupons)! 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 in 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 8, More than Honey   Beekeepers, scientists, and others discuss the world’s declining bee population and what it may mean for modern society.

Spring Plant Sale

March 9 - 12, 2015

Find the perfect plants to make your landscape San Antonio friendly.  Select from hundreds of varieties of natives and adapted plants suited to our climate conditions.  Greenhouse volunteers assist you in your selection.  Learn from their extensive gardening experience!  March 9-12 (Monday – Thursday), 10 am – 2 pm daily.

Dog Days

March 21-22, 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.

Viva Botanica and Plant Sale

April 18, 2015

Join the Fiesta fun at the Garden for this annual spring celebration at the Garden. Decorate your wagons and bring the kids for a parade through the Garden.  Children’s craft activities and entertainment.  Plant sale, too!  10am – 2pm.

Brews and Blooms

May 23 and September 12, 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.

Family Flashlight Night

November 6, 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.