Tag Archives: Walk

August 21st, 2019

Texas Native Trails Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native plants while working in the Garden. We will discuss our natives’ growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses and learn to identify them in a naturalistic setting. Our work will be in the Native Trails areas of the Garden removing invasive plants, repairing trails, and planting new natives. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required.

Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist; Master Naturalist; Native Plant Society of Texas, member

Register for August 21

August 2nd, 2019

Sustainability Walk

Learn how the Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources. Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities. Join our specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Participants meet behind the Admissions kiosk and the walk begins at 10am. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Included with membership or general admission ($12-$9); registration required; WaterSaver Rewards Eligible.
Instructor: 
Donald Strandberg

Register for August 2

March 1st, 2019

Sustainability Walk

Sustainability Walk | March 1, 10am-11:30am
Learn how the Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources. Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities. Join our specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Participants meet behind the Admissions kiosk and the walk begins at 10am.

Fee: Included with membership or general admission ($12-$9); registration is required.

Instructor: Donald Strandberg

Register for March 1

February 1st, 2019

Sustainability Walk

Sustainability Walk | February 1, 10am-11:30am
Learn how the Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources. Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities. Join our specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Participants meet behind the Admissions kiosk and the walk begins at 10am.

Fee: Included with membership or general admission ($12-$9); registration is required.

Instructor: Donald Strandberg

Register for February 1

April 21st, 2018

Bird Walk

Take a walk with a birding docent and discover how many different feathered friends you can spot at the Garden. Meet at 9:00 am in the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building for a walk that starts at 9:15 am with a birding docent.Sponsored by SAWS. Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Instructor: Mike Creese, Gary Ross

Saturday, April  21       Click here to register

March 17th, 2018

Bird Walk

Take a walk with a birding docent and discover how many different feathered friends you can spot at the Garden. Meet at 9:00 am in the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building for a walk that starts at 9:15 am with a birding docent.Sponsored by SAWS. Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Instructor: Mike Creese, Gary Ross

Saturday, March 17th     Click here to register

February 17th, 2018

Bird Walk

Take a walk with a birding docent and discover how many different feathered friends you can spot at the Garden. Meet at 9:00 am in the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building for a walk that starts at 9:15 am with a birding docent.Sponsored by SAWS. Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Instructor: Mike Creese, Gary Ross

Saturday, February 17th Click here to register

August 18th, 2017

Native Plant Walk

Native Plant Walks (pre-registration Necessary)

Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist.  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 Piney Woods, 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 Huisache 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.

Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House.  Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Friday, August 18 – Texas Hill Country Guides:  Nancy and Gary Rogers, Master Naturalists

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June 17th, 2017

Native Plant Walk

Offered in Partnership with The San Antonio Water System

Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist.  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.

Meet at the Carriage House. Tour leaves at 10 am   Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

  • Saturday, June 17th: East Piney Woods with Guide Paul Goldenbaum, Master Naturalist

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June 9th, 2017

WaterSaver Walk

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 Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

  • Friday, June 9th: Wildscape and Spanish Courtyard Design Styles with Guide Randy Baker, Master Gardener & Master Naturalist

Click here to register for June 9th