Family Programs

Scarecrow Trail Exhibit
Open September 28 through November 10

Dispersed throughout the Botanical Garden, visitors will be treated to scarecrows created by community organizations and partners. This artistic exhibit highlights creative and fun interpretations of scarecrows and the harvest season. Included with general admission. Members enjoy the exhibition for free.

Thanksgiving CHEF Camp
Monday-Wednesday, November 25-27

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday
The Culinary and Wellness team is offering a half-week CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families) based cooking camp during the week of Thanksgiving. Campers will work on seasonal and Thanksgiving-inspired recipes. Each child will have dishes to bring home that are sure to impress and recipes ideas to contribute to the family meal! Lunch will be provided. Designed for kids ages
Fee: $150 ($135 member)
Instructors: Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Team
Register for Thanksgiving CHEF Camp here

Little Sprouts  

Mondays | 10am – 11:30am
Bring your little one, age 3-5 years, to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Each Little Sprout Monday includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. Snacks are provided.
Fee is $15 ($13.50 members) per adult and $8 ($7 members) per child.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child. All children and adults attending must be registered separately.

Children’s Vegetable Garden Fall 2019 –
Registration closed!

The Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 7-16 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of our partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, as well as other volunteer organizations. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x28’ garden plot. Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after they have tended their garden. In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants are required to attend all sessions (two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their child. A parent or guardian must stay with their child.  Learn more HERE


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