Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks

September 6, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Join us as the Garden presents 27 sculptures that make up 14 displays created from nearly 500,000 LEGO® bricks! Placed throughout the Garden, the displays range in size from 6 inches to nearly 8 feet. The largest sculpture is a mother bison, made from 45,143 bricks!

Each sculpture has an internal structure built with steel rods and plates, which provide support and balance for the large works. Surrounding the support structure, each sculpture is constructed entirely from LEGO® bricks, glued together using only the connections of the bricks, one at a time placed by artist Sean Kenney –

Nature Connects is open during regular Garden operating hours, through January 4, 2015.  Regular admission rates apply.

Art in the Garden

Through January 2015

A solo exhibition featuring nine metal sculptures by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt, one of America’s most important living sculptors.  Sculptures on display in the Lucile Halsell Conservatory. Free with admission to the Garden.  A collaboration with Blue Star Contemporary Museum.

Plant Sale

September 13, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm

Choose from an abundant selection of adapted and native plants – so important for drought-tolerant landscaping. Thousands of plants in gallon pots — more than 200 varieties. Lots of watersavers and Texas Natives.  Let Garden volunteer “experts” guide you to the perfect water-saving performers and just the right plants to enjoy year-round in your own yard. Free entrance to the sale with Garden admission and both are free for San Antonio Botanical Garden members.

Brews and Blooms

September 13, 2014, 5:30 - 10 pm

Launched in May of 2014, the first Brews and Blooms tickets sold out within the first hour. Plan ahead to get your tickets for this September 13th event.  Tickets: $20/$18 members/$10 designated driver.   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 isn’t your typical beer garden! Working closely with San Antonio Cerveceros, Brews and Blooms provides a venue for new and seasoned local craft breweries to showcase just why craft brews have become so popular around the country. Enjoy this fun evening in the open air of the Garden.

Tickets on sale starting August 30th at Eventbrite.  Open to guests 21 years of age and older only.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Rain or shine event.

Starlight Movies in the Garden

September 19 and September 26, 2014

All of San Antonio will enjoy the beautiful Botanical Garden setting as a backdrop to classic movies. Join us on September 19 for An Affair to Remember and September 26 for High Society.  Gates will open at 6:30 pm, with free admission. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through 38 acres of natural beauty before settling in for the movie. The movie begins at dusk. The public is encouraged to bring picnics and blankets or lawn chairs. Light concessions available.

Admission to the movie series is free to the public. The Garden would like to thank these sponsors: Chipotle, Slab Cinema, and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.

Scarecrow Trail Exhibit

September 22, 2014 – November 16, 2014

The fun fall exhibit is back and better than ever. Scattered throughout the paths and garden beds, visitors can explore and enjoy over 20 different scarecrows. Perfect for fun fall photos. Using everyday materials like old milk jugs, gourds, flowerpots, wood, burlap, yarn, moss and other found or recycled items, each Garden partner’s scarecrow is one of a kind.

Gardens by Moonlight

October 11, 2014

Romance is definitely in the air at Gardens by Moonlight – a signature music event at the Botanical Garden. Imagine the fall beauty of the Garden, tasty foods, and the sounds of live music on five stages throughout the Garden. In fact, imagine headliner Los Lonely Boys playing their Grammy-winning single “Heaven” on the main stage!  Seven more acts join them for the evening.  Gate opens at 5:30pm, with live music starting at 6pm. For more information, click here.

BOOtanica Fall Festival and Plant Sale

October 25, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm

Join us for this annual event that celebrates Halloween and the season in a fun atmosphere suitable for even the smallest kiddos. Visitors to BOOtanica! will have a ghoulishly good time with a variety of fun events for the whole family, including a children’s costume parade! Enjoy Trick or Treating along WaterSaver Lane. If live snakes and other crawly creatures are for you then we have those, too.  Fall plant sale accompanies the day’s activities.  Find water-wise plants perfect for your landscape.

Family Flashlight Night

November 7, 2014, 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 28, 2014 – December 31, 2014

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.

Dog Days

December 6 and 7, 2014

A dog friendly weekend at the Garden. Dogs on a leash are welcome during this special weekend. Doggie treats and pools of water will be available for your pup as you stroll and enjoy the seasonal décor and sights and sounds of nature in winter. $5 donation per dog will go towards local animal friendly charities.  Sponsored by Petco Foundation.