Welcome & Discovery Complex
Visitors will enter the Botanical Garden through the Welcome and Discovery Complex, which includes the Welcome Building, The Discovery Center, Gift Shop, and a number of seating and gathering areas. The new entrance will better accommodate visitors and provides easier accessibility for those with limited mobility. The Discovery Center brings expanded opportunities for educational instruction for school programs, camps, professional development, and a variety of garden-related classes.
The Welcome Building is the new entrance to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, featuring the admissions kiosk as well as offices for education staff and volunteers. Adjacent to the Welcome Building will be places to shop, rest, gather, be inspired, and plan your day at the Garden, including the Cypress Courtyard, Garden Gate Terrace, Gift Shop, restrooms, an outdoor Amphitheaters, as well as the new Entry Garden highlighting the rich colors of South Texas.
The Discovery Center will be the new home for all the Garden’s formal educational programming. The Discovery Center includes 2 ‘dirty’ classrooms that allow students of all ages to get their hands dirty in a classroom setting. These classrooms seat 50 students and can be combined to create a larger classroom or meeting space. An Exploration Station will showcase what’s in bloom, the importance of plants, our region’s water story, environmental stewardship techniques you can do at home, and engaging nature play activities. The Discovery Center also features outdoor teaching areas including outdoor Amphitheaters and the Covered Courtyard.
|Exploration Station in the Discovery Center||
Entry Display Garden
The Entry Display Garden will be a diverse and ever-changing showcase for texture, color and fragrance. Featuring an abundance of show-stopping native and adapted plants, the Entry Display Garden celebrates the rich possibilities of horticulture in South Central Texas.
Garden Gate Terrace and colorful Entry Garden
For more information, please contact Karen Kimbell, Director of Development, at 210-536-1406 or email@example.com.