The Garden is pleased to offer the following Walks and Workshops FREE with admission thanks to a generous donation from the San Antonio Water System

Native Plant Walks

Offered in Partnership with San Antonio Water System 

Meet behind the Admissions kiosk. Tour leaves at 10 am. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists Nancy & Gary Rogers.  This area has its own distinctive and diverse ecological region of Texas, varying in soil, plant life, topography, and weather. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. In the East Texas Pineywoods, visitors find Pines, Sweetgum, Sassafras, and other acidic soil-loving woodland species. The Hill Country area features Live Oaks, Juniper, Texas Mountain Laurel, Eve’s necklace, Blanco Crabapple, Possum Haw, Hop-tree, Uvalde Maples, and other limestone tolerant plants. In the South Texas region, Dryland trees and thorny brush such as Torchwood, Mexican Olive, mesquite, Texas Ebony, and Huisaache thrive. On this Walk you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Explore our Texas Native Trails and learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are. Discover what their cultural and wildscape uses are as well. Sponsored by SAWS.

November 16, Nancy and Gary Rogers Click here to register for November 16
December 14th, Donald Standberg Click here to register for December 14th
January 18th , Donald Standberg Click here to register for January 18th

 WaterSaver Walks

Offered in Partnership with The San Antonio Water System 

Explore our WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style.  Come see what’s in bloom!

Meet at 10 a.m. in the Greenwood Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building, third Thursday of the month. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to member or with paid admission, but registration is required.

 

 

Bird Walking Workshop

Offered in Partnership with The San Antonio Water System 

Learn about resident and migrant birds in the San Antonio Botanical Garden, their characteristics, and their requirements for food, nesting, and protection.

Bird Walking Workshops are scheduled every third Saturday, except during the summer months. Meet at 9:00 am in the Greenwood Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building.  Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.
Click here to register for November 17, with guides Alan and Patsy Kuentz 
Click here to register for December 15 with guide Mike Creese

View the Garden’s current Birding Checklist.

Butterfly Walks

Join butterfly enthusiasts for a walk in the Garden. Learn about butterfly habitats and what they need to survive. Find out which butterflies are fluttering around and why they love the Garden. Meet at 10 am at the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to member or with paid admission, but registration is required.