Arts & Culture


Monthly, Wednesdays | 9:30am-11:30am

Panorama Photography (session three)
Wednesday, July 17 | 9:30am-11:30am
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography using specialized equipment or software that captures images with horizontally elongated fields of view. In this class, participants will first go out into the Garden and learn how to set up their camera gear to capture images. After capturing images participants will go back into the classroom and learn how to create a panoramic image. Please bring a camera, tripod, cable release, and a formatted SD card with no photos on it.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

HDR Photography (session four)
Wednesday, August 14 | 9:30am-11:30am
HDR is a great, new way to take photos and capture the world around you, reproducing a more dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. If you've been disappointed by photos you've taken because they don't quite capture what you saw, maybe HDR is for you! Please bring camera, tripod, cable release, and a formatted SD card with no photos on it.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Instructor: Victor Watson of Schertz Photography

Register for July 17

Rester for August 14

Creating a Miniature Cactus Container Garden

Saturday, August 10 | 1pm-3pm

Designer and gardener Diane Allen will show you how to design, plant, and care for a lovely tabletop cactus garden. Few plantings bring a more eye-catching design inside a home than these unusual, and largely self-sufficient, miniature cactus gardens. Diane will guide participants through the steps of selecting plants and creating their own arrangements, which can be displayed year-round. Fee includes all supplies.
Fee: $35 ($31.50 member)

Instructor: Diane Allen, gardener and experienced display designer

Register for August 10

Botanical Soap Making

Saturday, September 7 | 2 pm to 4 pm

Join Liberty Heise in this workshop and learn how to make your own all-natural soap using botanical from your landscape for color, smell, texture and simple beauty. Participants will receive information on the preparation of botanicals and will cut and take home their own soap. Fee includes all materials.
Fee: $25 ($22.50 members)

Instructor: Liberty Heise

Register for September 7

Fall Jelly Making with Texas Natives

Saturday, October 26 | 10 am to 12 pm

Autumn produces some distinctive native Texas fruits and berries. Learn from Paul Gates about Texas natives that produce spring fruit, when they can be harvested, and how to turn that fruit into unique jellies. Paul will demonstrate his jelly making technique while regaling students with tales of jelly making adventure. Each participant will take home a jar of jelly and a booklet of recipes. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 member)

Instructor: Paul Gates, educator, Garden volunteer, and veteran jelly maker

Register for October 26