Grand Opening Weekend

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22
The San Antonio Botanical Garden, with great excitement, unveils the city’s new garden adventure, bringing more unique opportunities for all generations to engage with nature. Explore the new 8-acre expansion while connecting with nature and discovering the value of plants, water, freshly grown food, and the outdoors. Enjoy features like the Culinary Garden, and the outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen. Celebrate with us! Opening weekend programs are included with general admission ($12-$9). Members enjoy free admission.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony + Grand Opening

Saturday, October 21 | 9:30am | Buy Tickets for Saturday
Gates open to the public thereafter.

Activities ongoing until 2pm

  • Hands-on Children’s Activities
  • Wellness Activities
  • Culinary Demos
  • Music
  • Food Trucks ($)
  • Performances
  • Speaker Series
  • Herb Give-away (while supplies last)
  • Lawn Games
  • Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
  • Art in the Garden Exhibit
  • New Garden Store

Garden closes at 5pm.

Moonlight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Saturday, October 21 | 8pm-11pm | Adults 21+ | Buy Tickets
Night bloomers can delight in the evening spectacle of Moonlight in the Garden of Good and Evil, complete with hypnotic beats, performances, games of wit and strength, and an enter-if-you-dare costume contest. A cash bar and food truck treats for purchase will be available to guests 21 and older.

Grand Opening (Day 2)

Sunday, October 22 | 10am | Activities ongoing until 2pm | Buy Tickets for Sunday

  • Hands-on Children’s Activities
  • Wellness Activities
  • Culinary Demos
  • Music
  • Food Trucks ($)
  • Performances
  • Herb Give-away (while supplies last)
  • Lawn Games
  • Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
  • Art in the Garden Exhibit
  • New Garden Store

Garden closes at 5pm.

Transportation Options
Get to and from the Garden with ease. Onsite parking is limited so the Garden encourages guests to carpool, utilize rideshare options, or shuttles. Stay tuned for shuttle information.
First-time Uber riders receive a $20 discount with promo code:NATUREPLAYSA

Upcoming Weekends
The celebration continues! Join us for fall harvest themed programming.

BOOtanica

Saturday, October 28 | 10am-2pm | Buy Tickets for Saturday
Guests enjoy $2 OFF admission thanks to H-E-B.

  • Hands-on Children’s Activities
  • Culinary Demos
  • Marigold Give-away (while supplies last)
  • Lawn Games
  • Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
  • Art in the Garden Exhibit 

Harvest Day

Sunday, October 29 | 10am-2pm | Buy Tickets for Sunday

  • Hands-on Children’s Activities
  • Culinary Demos
  • Marigold Give-away (while supplies last)
  • Lawn Games
  • Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
  • Art in the Garden Exhibit 

Texas Arbor Day and Texas History

Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5 | 10am-2pm

Buy Tickets for Saturday

Buy Tickets for Sunday

  • Tree Adoption (while supplies last)
  • Hands-on children’s activities
  • Culinary Demos
  • Lawn Games
  • Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
  • Art in the Garden Exhibit