Tag Archives: gardening

July 27th, 2019

The Biology and Ecology of Native Texas Bees

Texas has over 700 species of native bee, representing almost one-fifth of all the species found in the United States! Join entomologist Jessica Beckham and learn about the biology and ecology of these native bees. She will discuss the role they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems, their importance as pollinators and what we can plant and do in our landscapes to promote healthy populations. Following the classroom activities Jessica will lead a tour of the garden looking for bees and the plants they require. Participants receive a free plant.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 member)

Instructor: Dr. Jessica Beckham, PhD in Entomology, entomologist and lecturer in the UTSA Environmental Science and Ecology department
Register for July 27

June 29th, 2019

History and Meaning of Plant Botanical Names

History and Meaning of Plant Botanical Names
Saturday, June 29 | 2pm-4pm

Mary Irish leads a discussion on the origin of plant botanical names, what these names tell us about the plants and their characteristics, why we use these scientific classifications, and how knowing these names can make your gardening so much richer. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: $20 ($18 member); WaterSaver Rewards Eligible.
Instructor: Mary Irish; award-winning horticultural consultant, author of several books on landscaping in the Southwest US, manager of plant sales at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Register for June 29

June 29th, 2019

SOLD OUT! Gardening for Native Pollinators

Turn your landscape into a magnet for butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and bees! Jana Gibbons will discuss pollinator-friendly native plants and lead a tour of the Garden. Participants receive a free pollinator plant. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: $10 ($9 member); WaterSaver Rewards Eligible.

Instructor: Emma Jones, Pollinator Garden Designer

SOLD OUT!

February 22nd, 2019

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course-FULL

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course: Session 1 | February 1, 9am-4pm

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination.

Course schedule:
•February 1: Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
•February 8: Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
•February 15: Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
•February 22: Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

Fee: $300 includes all four classes as well as the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

Limited seating – register early!

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This class is full. 

February 15th, 2019

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course-FULL

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course: Session 1 | February 1, 9am-4pm

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination.

Course schedule:
•February 1: Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
•February 8: Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
•February 15: Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
•February 22: Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

Fee: $300 includes all four classes as well as the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

Limited seating – register early!

Click here for more detailed information

This class is full. 

February 8th, 2019

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course-FULL

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course: Session 1 | February 1, 9am-4pm

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination.

Course schedule:
•February 1: Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
•February 8: Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
•February 15: Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
•February 22: Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

Fee: $300 includes all four classes as well as the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

Limited seating – register early!

Click here for more detailed information

This class is full. 

February 1st, 2019

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course-FULL

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course: Session 1 | February 1, 9am-4pm

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination.

Course schedule:
•February 1: Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
•February 8: Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
•February 15: Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
•February 22: Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees

Fee: $300 includes all four classes as well as the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

Limited seating – register early!

Click here for more detailed information

This class is full. 

December 1st, 2018

Protecting Our Most Endangered Plants

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) has the daunting task of identifying, conserving, and propagating endangered plants. Join Michael Eason as he discusses the work of the CPC, its partnership with San Antonio Botanical Garden, and the specific plants for which SABOT has responsibility. Participants will tour the gardens and the CPC greenhouse and receive a plant for their gardens. Sponsored by SAWS and generously supported by a grant from Andeavor.

Instructor: Michael Eason, conservation botanist and author, Wildflowers of Texas

Fee: $15 ($13.50 members)

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September 22nd, 2018

Gardening With Natives That Attract Butterflies and Birds

Saturday, September 22 |10am-12:30pm

Join Jana Gibbons and discover how to turn your yard into a magnet for butterflies and birds using native Texas plants. Learn which plants attract which critters and see the plants in their native state as Jana leads a walk through the garden. Participants receive a wildlife-friendly plant! Handouts available. Sponsored by San Antonio Water Systems.

Fee: $25 (Members $22.50)

Instructor: Jana Gibbons, Master Naturalist; member, Native Plant Society

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September 15th, 2018

Herbs For Use and For Delight

Locally grown herbs can be used in many delightful ways. Floral arrangements, food flavorings, perfume and medicine are just a few. Join herbalist Leslie Bingham and you will learn how to plan and execute your own herb garden, what herbs grow best in our climate, what soils and amendments to use, and how to use these herbs in medicinal salves and recipes. Participants will receive an inaugural plant for their herb garden and a booklet of recipes. They will also enjoy a tasting and learn about a self-watering container.

Fee: $25 ($22.50 members)

Instructor: Leslie Bingham, herbalist

Click here to register for September 15