Walks

The Garden has seasonal walks throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s currently scheduled. Docents are volunteers and a tour is based on their availability. If an emergency arises and a docent is not available, you are welcome to enjoy a self-guided visit.

Native Plant Walks

Offered in Partnership with San Antonio Water System 

Meet at the Greenwood Breezeway. 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.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017-Seasonal Highlights- Instructor: Nancy & Gary Rogers, Master Naturalist Click here to register
  • Friday, January 19
  • Friday, February 16
  • Friday, March 16
  • Friday, April 20
  • Friday, May 18
  • Friday, June 15

 WaterSaver Walks

Offered in Partnership with The San Antonio Water System 

Explore our WaterSaver Gardens with Master Naturalist Linda Cace. 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, 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.

Learn more about SAWS WaterSaver Rewards program. 

Bird Walks

Offered in Partnership with The San Antonio Water System 

Bird Walks are scheduled every third Saturday, except during the summer months.
Meet at 9:00 am in the Greenwood Breezeway for a walk that starts at 9:15 am with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

View the Garden’s current Birding Checklist.

Fall 2017 Dates

  • Saturday, November 18th: Lora Reynolds and Alan Kuentz
  • Saturday, December 16th: Guide Mike Creese