At the San Antonio Botanical Garden there are many ways to show your support and allocate your contributions to specific programs. Scroll below to see some of the main areas where you can make a difference. For customized donations please contact Karen Kimbell at 210-829-5360.
Supporting the Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a horticultural resource for South Texas, showcasing a wide variety of plants you won’t find anywhere else. It requires daily care including watering, pruning, weeding, mulching, thinning, and even harvesting, to keep it looking its best.
- $1 a day provides care and support to the Garden each and every day of the year.
- $50 supports the volunteer efforts to propagate and grow unique, regionally-sensitive plants for public sales throughout the year.
“I would like to thank everyone at the garden for working so hard to keep it beautiful. It is our escape from stress…When we are there, nothing else matters.”
Leah Myer, frequent visitor
Educational programs and classes at the Garden connect children to nature and give adults the know-how to be better gardeners and stewards of the environment. Your support ensures that children and adults develop an appreciation for plants and nature and to learn to care for the local environment.
- $250 ($21/month) pays transportation costs to make an engaging, hands-on learning experience at the Garden possible for an entire class.
- A $500 ($42/month) gift makes transportation and the Terrarium Ecosystem Program available for an entire class.
- $2,500 ($208/month) provides the supplies and staffing necessary for a week-long summer camp or a Family Flashlight Night.
“We had a GREAT trip today. Your lesson was fantastic and the students love their terrariums. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a great place for a field trip, and the funding for bus transportation made it possible.”
2nd grade teacher
Conservation and Research
The San Antonio Botanical Garden was among the first group of organizations to join the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) network in 1984. As the primary institution responsible for 13 of some of the rarest native plant species in the United States, our plant research and conservation efforts may represent the final bulwark against the extinction of a species.
- $120 ($10/month) helps provide the resources needed to protect endangered plants by developing germination protocols, collecting wild seed from disappearing populations, and growing and sharing threatened species.
“Working with the CPC and other conservation organizations, we can better ensure that Texas rare and endangered plants are not lost forever.”
G. Shannon Smith, Ph.D., Director of Rare Plants and Research
Arts and Culture
Cultural programs at the Garden like Starlight Movies in the Garden, Dog Days, Shakespeare in the Park, and Art in the Garden create new memories for thousands of visitors each year. Supporting cultural activities at the Garden draws new visitors to the Grounds and fosters the concept that we are more than a garden.
- $1,000 ($83/month) makes a movie possible or supports the installation and upkeep of an art sculpture for a year.
“We come every year to the movies and other events. We just love it.”
Ed and Marcia McKenna, Members