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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

August 2019

2019 Fall Children’s Vegetable Garden Orientation

August 17, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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  1.5 CEUs.  BCMG Code 001.     See Map for directions.

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May 2020

CANCELLED: Urban Beekeeper

May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The San Antonio Botanical Garden is closed until further notice. Urban beekeeping is a growing and exciting pastime all over the country. Find out what all the buzz is about! Robert Holliday, a long-time beekeeper in San Antonio, will discuss the joys, the challenges, and the environmental and community benefits that result from these incredible insects. Rob will have practical advice on how to get started with this hobby, how to find local resources and support, and what to do…

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October 2020

SABOT Sustainability Walk

October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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SABOT Native Plant Walking Workshop

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the Botanical Garden’s 11 – acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists.  Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid…

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SABOT WaterSaver Walk

October 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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SABOT Texas Bird Walking Workshop

October 17, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds in the San Antonio Botanical Garden, their characteristics, and their requirements for food, nesting, and protection. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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November 2020

SABOT Sustainability Walk

November 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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SABOT Native Plant Walking Workshop

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the Botanical Garden’s 11 – acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists.  Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid…

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Bonsai Weekend at SABOT

November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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In conjunction with the OrigamiintheGarden2 exhibition, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is highlighting the complex and beautiful Japanese art of bonsai.  This exhibition will showcase a variety of species of bonsai on display throughout the Botanical Garden. Bonsai collections from San Antonio Bonsai Society will be featured, and members of the San Antonio Bonsai Society will be onsite to demonstrate the art of bonsai and answer questions about the exhibition and bonsai. Fee is included with Garden admission ($15-$12) and…

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Beginners Bonsai Workshop

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Start your own bonsai using a Texas Native Plant!  Guests will learn about the soil, equipment, possible species, and techniques used to nurture bonsais at home.  All materials will be provided for each registered person to pot and take home a Yaupon Holly bonsai. Instructor:  Ryan Odegaard, Bonsai Educator and Tiny Tree Trimmer Fee:  $50 ($45, members), includes materials and instruction; $70 ($63, members) includes materials, instruction and Bonsai Tree Care book.  Space is limited to 20 people. Registration Registration…

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SABOT WaterSaver Walk

November 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited.  Meet at 9:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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SABOT Texas Bird Walking Workshop

November 21, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds in the San Antonio Botanical Garden, their characteristics, and their requirements for food, nesting, and protection. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited.  Meet at 9:15 AM behind the Admissions kiosk. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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January 2021

SABOT Sustainability Walk

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited.  Meet at 10 am behind the Admission kiosk. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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DreamWeek 2021 – Inhabiting San Antonio: Exploring the People and Plants of this Place

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This workshop will look at the historical landscapes of San Antonio, TX, specifically around the plants and people that have inhabited it and how their impact is reflected in the city and even world today.  The workshop will use the Botanical Garden’s three Native Trails and the Family Adventure Garden to examine people’s relationships with place and plants and consciously incorporating these relationships into future design.  This presentation will include classroom discussion as well as a walk through the Botanical…

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SABOT WaterSaver Walk

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Face coverings are required. Fee: Included with paid admission ($15-12) and membership admission Space is limited.  Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Registration  WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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The Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area as we know it.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (the relationship between people and plant).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the three Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Masks are required to…

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Orchid Weekend at SABOT

January 29 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Friday, January 29 - Sunday, January 31, 2021 Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Be dazzled by the bold, vivid, and colorful world of orchids at Orchid Weekend at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.  Hundreds of blossoming orchids will be on display including many unique and rare species.  Guests are invited to stop by the Exhibit Room in the Lucile Halsell Conservatory for a photo-op with the Orchid Wall. Orchid Weekend…

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February 2021

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course (Register by Feb 4)

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Class meets four consecutive Fridays:  Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 | 9;00 AM – 4:00 PM This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and…

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Guided Sustainability Walking Workshop at SABOT

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members) Registration

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Guided Native Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11 – acre Texas Native Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course (Register by Feb 4)

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Class meets four consecutive Fridays:  Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 | 9;00 AM – 4:00 PM This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and…

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Guided WaterSaver Walking Workshop at SABOT

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members) Registration

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Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course (Register by Feb 4)

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Class meets four consecutive Fridays:  Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 | 9;00 AM – 4:00 PM This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and…

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Guided Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop at SABOT

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course (Register by Feb 4)

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Class meets four consecutive Fridays:  Fridays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 | 9;00 AM – 4:00 PM This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and…

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Guided Texas Bird Walking Workshop at SABOT

February 27 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, and their requirements for food, nesting, and protection. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 9:15 AM behind the Admissions kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members) Registration 

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Introduction to Native Planting Workshop at SABOT

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Are you new to San Antonio or new to planting with natives?  This workshop will highlight five easy to grow, easy to find, beautiful, useful, and/or edible Texas Native plants that you can use to start planting with natives at home, whether on a yard or patio.  Topics will include: importance of natives, tips, and other useful resources.  The workshop will end with a walk through the Garden to highlight different methods of growing with natives.  Registration includes a native…

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March 2021

Guided Sustainability Walking Workshop at SABOT

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, March 4, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Guided Native Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11 – acre Texas Native Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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Guided WaterSaver Walking Workshop at SABOT

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 17, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Guided Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop at SABOT

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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April 2021

Guided Sustainability Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, April 1, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Guided Native Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11 – acre Texas Native Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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Merriwether Foraging Workshop at SABOT

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s three Texas Native Trails with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen of Foraging Texas and  learn about the edible, medicinal, and practical uses of Texas Native plants.  This workshop incorporates all senses to learn how to properly identify and use useful plants on your own.  Merriwether will provide examples of ways he incorporates plants into his family’s day-to-day life. Instructor:  Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D., author and educator Face coverings are required.  Space is limited. Fee: $65 ($58.50,…

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Guided WaterSaver Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 14, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Guided Texas Bird Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 17 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, April 16 at 9:15 A.M. Registration

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Guided Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop at SABOT

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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Guided Central and South Texas Landscaping Plants Walk at SABOT

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist/Gardener Jessica Leslie and be inspired by all the beautiful and interesting native plants you can use in your home landscaping.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and how to best grow them yourself. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee: $15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Composting and Soil Health 101 at SABOT

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Get the scoop about the importance and benefits of composting for the kitchen, the garden, and the planet!  Learn about the different kinds of composting and how to maintain your soil’s health. Instructor:  Betsy Gruy, Co-Founder, Compost Queens Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee: $15 ($13.50,  Garden members).  Registration deadline is Monday, April 26 at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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May 2021

Guided Native Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11 – acre Texas Native Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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The Art and History of Bonsai at SABOT

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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In this workshop, the San Antonio Bonsai Society will introduce the art of bonsai, its history, methodology, and challenges.  Attendees will have the chance to win a Yaupon bonsai designed by Ryan Odengaard. Instructor:  Ryan Odegaard, Bonsai Educator and Tiny Tree Trimmer Fee:  $10 ($9 member).  Registration deadline is Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 A.M.  Space is limited and masks are required. Registration  

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Guided Butterfly Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist/Gardener Jessica Leslie in a walk through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.  This workshop will cover the butterfly species you can find in San Antonio, when to look for them, and what native plants you can grow to attract and support their populations. Take photos and upload them to iNaturalist to participate in the 2021 City Nature Challenge. Meet at 10 am Behind the Admission kiosk.  Space is limited and masks are required. Fee: $15 ($13.50…

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Guided Sustainability Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, May 6 at 10:00 A.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Frida Kahlo Oasis Exhibition at SABOT – Now through Nov 2

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Frida Kahlo Oasis Exhibition at the San Antonio Botanical Garden May 8 – Nov. 2, 2021 9 AM - 7 PM | Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM | Saturday - Sunday Making its world debut, Frida Kahlo Oasis brings to life the artist’s deep connection with Mexican native vegetation and the natural world.  In this mesmerizing exhibition, visitors will be transported through a unique environment of shades, scents, sounds, and sights.  A captivating rendition of the artist’s…

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Guided Texas Bird Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 15 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, May 14 at 9:15 A.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Guided WaterSaver Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 19, at 10:00 A.M. Registration WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

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Decorate a Native Bee House at SABOT

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about the native bees of Texas with entomologist Molly Keck while you paint your own Bee House and learn how to maintain it to keep them happy and healthy.  This workshop will cover native pollinators and the plants and practices you can use to take care of them. Instructor:  Molly Keck, Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Face coverings are required.  Space is limited – price is per Bee House, no more than two people per House. Fee: $30…

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Bee Day at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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In partnership with the Alamo Area Beekeepers Association, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is celebrating the hardworking bees of San Antonio with its Bee Day!  The celebration, held primarily in the Zachry Foundation Culinary Garden, will be abuzz with activities and learning opportunities; featuring honey culinary demos, observation beehives, kids activities, adult educational workshops, tours, cash bar with honey themed drinks prepared by Jason Dady Catering, and more. Fee:  Included with Garden admission ($15-$12) or Garden membership

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Guided Native Pollinator Plant Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist and Gardener Jessica Leslie to learn about the native plants that can be grown in your own yard to attract and support local pollinator populations.  This workshop will cover the importance of native plants in an ecosystem, the best native plants for pollinators, and how to best grow them yourself. This workshop is part of Bee Day at the Garden. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk.  Space is limited and masks are required. Fee: $15…

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Guided Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Workshop at SABOT

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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June 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, June 3 at 10:00 A.M. Registration  

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Native Plant Guided Tour at SABOT

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11 – acre Texas Native Trails with a Master Naturalist.  Learn how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include cultural uses of native plants as well as which are favored by birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in the Botanical Garden’s collections representing three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission…

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 16, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

June 19 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, June 18 at 9:15 A.M. Registration

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Viva Botanica at SABOT

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Viva Fiesta!  Bring the whole family to Viva Botanica at the Botanical Garden.  Explore 38 acres of nature play fun during this family-friendly, Fiesta event that includes hands-on activities, culinary tastings, and performances.  Drinks and food available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Guests are asked to follow all COVID-19 visitor guidelines during their visit at the Botanical Garden. Fee:  Included with Garden admission ($15-$12) and membership COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines In line with the latest…

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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July 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Thursday, July 1 at 10:00 A.M. Registration  

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 14, at 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

July 17 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Meet at 9:15 am behind the Admissions kiosk.  Space is limited and face coverings are required. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members).  Registration deadline is Friday, July 16 at 9:15 A.M. Registration

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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Pequeño Pepper Day at SABOT

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The San Antonio Botanical Garden is bringing the heat with its second Pequeño Pepper Day, focusing this year on the chiles of Mexico and San Antonio.  The day will be filled with entertainment and activities for the whole family including: Performances beginning at 10:30 a.m. Azul Barrientos, San Antonio’s beloved singer/songwriter Guadalupe Dance Academy 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Guided Tour of Frida Kahlo Oasis 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Culinary Demonstrations 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pepper Varietals Displayed throughout Culinary…

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Ethnobotany of the Pepper at SABOT

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the shrubby Texas native Capsicum annum took over the world’s palate becoming a culinary, medicinal, cultural staple.  Don’t miss out on winning a chile tepin plant. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist Registration is required and space is limited. Fee:  $10 ($9, Garden members)    Deadline to register is July 24 by 10:00 A.M. Registration

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Growing Peppers in San Antonio at SABOT

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Andrew Labay, San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, to learn all about peppers and growing them in San Antonio.  This program will begin with a brief presentation followed by a walk through the garden to look at different varietals and growing methods. Instructor:  Andrew Labay, Director of Horticulture Registration is required and space is limited. Fee:  $20 ($18, Garden members)    Deadline to register is July 24 by 1:00 P.M. Registration

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August 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a SABOT volunteer.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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Fall 2021 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at SABOT – Register by Aug 25

August 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Fall 2021 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at San Antonio Botanical Garden Registration is Now Open!  Click here! Saturdays, August 28 - December 11 8:30 - 10:30 AM Fee: $65 per plot ($58.50 member plot).  Registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug 25 at 9:00 A.M. The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables with the help of educators, horticulturists, and volunteers.  Each family/group is allotted a 3.5’ x 28’ garden plot.  Participants will have fun…

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September 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Native Plant Guided Tour at SABOT

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11–acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists.  Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission…

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Growing Succulents in Containers

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Growing Succulents in Containers with Stephanie Jones, Bexar County Master Gardener Growing succulents in containers can be easy with the right amount of care.  Join Stephanie as she shares information about the glories of succulents.  She will cover topics including why succulents are so forgiving, their root system, habitats, soil needs, containers, recommended plants, propagation techniques, water, and care requirements.  She will also discuss common problems and make recommendations on how to remedy them.  Each registrant will receive a succulent…

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Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Course

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This four-session, 32-hour course is designed to prepare professional arborists for the ISA Certification exam.  This course is ideal for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees. Nonprofessionals are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills.  Topics include such things as tree biology, installation, nutrition and fertilization, plant disorders and diseases,…

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Merriwether Foraging Workshop at SABOT

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s three Texas Native Trails with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen of Foraging Texas and learn about the edible, medicinal, and practical uses of Texas Native plants.  This workshop incorporates all senses to learn how to properly identify and use useful plants on your own.  Merriwether will provide examples of ways he incorporates plants into his family’s day-to-day life. Instructor:  Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, Ph.D., author and educator Fee: $65 ($58.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is September 10…

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30 Bugs Every Gardener Should Know

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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30 Bugs Every Gardener Should Know with Molly Keck, Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Not every insect in your garden is a villain.  Learn how to recognize beneficial and non-beneficial bugs and insects in your landscape.  Entomologist Molly Keck will introduce you to the most common insects in San Antonio, Texas, and integrated pest management solutions to safely manage their populations in your garden. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Place…

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WaterSaver Guided Tour at SABOT

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Come see what’s in bloom!  Explore the Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Gardens with a SABOT volunteer.  Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes, including Cottage, Hill Country, Manicure Xeriscape, and Spanish style. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 10:00 AM behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

September 18 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 9:15 AM behind the Admissions kiosk. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is 9:15 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Plant ID Using Dichotomous Keys and Online Resources at SABOT

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how to use the tools botanists use to identify unknown plants:  dichotomous keys, field guides, and online resources.  In this workshop, Eason will discuss the advantages of each tool and model their uses.  Then registrants will have the opportunity to apply these tools in the Garden’s Texas Native Trails. Instructor: Michael Eason, Director of Plant Conservation & Research, San Antonio Botanical Garden Fee: $20 ($18, Garden members)   Registration deadline is September 17 by 10:00 A.M. Registration

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WaterSaver Landscape Design School

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This class is comprised of four sessions of speakers and ends with an optional one-on-one consultation for personalized information (attendees should bring a sketch and/or pictures of their landscape).  Attendees will receive four books that will be utilized throughout the program. Session 1: Planning a landscape. Session 2: Designing a landscape; utilize each area with a cohesive design to fit each homeowner. Session 3: Basic needs including soil, mulch, fertilizer, and sun/shade areas. Session 4: Plant materials; create beautiful, low…

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour at SABOT

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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For thousands of years Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area.  As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants).  This seasonally changing tour will explore the Texas Native Trails, exploring the diverse relationships people have had, and still have, with plants in Texas. Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at…

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Frida Inspired Succulent and Cactus Planters at SABOT

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Create a Frida Kahlo-inspired planter using the cactus and succulent plants Frida loved.  Registrants will learn how to create a cactus soil blend and care tips for their planter.  Then with the expert guidance of Chelsea, registrants will select plants and arrange their own mini Casa Azul. Instructor:  Chelsea Crisler, Gardener, San Antonio Botanical Garden Space is limited. Fee: $55 ($49.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is September 21 by 6:00 P.M. Registration  

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Success with Houseplants at SABOT

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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This house plant course will cover an overview of everything you will need to ensure the health of your house plants, from the selection of material to watering and possible issues that you may come across and their solutions.  Topics covered: history, horticulture therapy, environmental factors, plant selection, media and potting, watering, fertilizing, and problem ID and solutions.  Registrants will receive an indoor plant cutting. Instructor:  Layni Langham, Gardener & Propagation Specialist, San Antonio Botanical Garden Fee: $10 ($9, Garden…

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October 2021

Sustainability Guided Tour at SABOT

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn how the Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources.  Its infrastructure, architecture, and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities.  Join a specially trained docent on a walk to examine these diverse features. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission kiosk. Fee:  $15 ($13.50, Garden members)   Registration deadline is at 10:00 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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Native Plant Guided Tour at SABOT

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11–acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists.  Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are.  Topics include medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife.  There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet behind the Admission…

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Plant a Butterfly Garden

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend a seminar presented by a noted San Antonio landscaper who will provide all the information you need to plan, develop, and maintain a Butterfly Garden.  Next, you will be able to create your own garden during the breakout session using magnetic boards with various bed shapes and plant material pictures. Instructor:  Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) Fee: $20 ($18 member).  Registration is required; deadline is October 5 by 6:00 P.M.  Space…

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Migrating Monarchs Guided Butterfly Walk – In Garden

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join Master Naturalist and Gardener Jessica Leslie in a walk through the San Antonio Botanical Garden in search of butterflies, particularly monarchs on their annual migration to Mexico.  This walk will cover the butterfly species you can find in San Antonio, when to look for them, and what native plants you can grow to attract and support their populations. Fee:$15 ($13.50 member).  Registration deadline is Monday, October 11 by 9:00 A.M.  Space is limited. Registration

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Fall Gardening Tasks

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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                      Fall Gardening Tasks Presented by Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox Bexar County Master Gardeners                       While the calendar says it’s fall, our temperatures often say it’s still summer.  How do you determine when fall is actually happening in Texas?  Fall gardening means different things to different gardeners.  Join Anna Vogler and Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardeners, as they share…

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Landscaping with Mexican Plants

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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It is estimated that Mexico holds 50,000 plant taxa within its borders.  Many of these are popular horticulture plants in use throughout the world.  In conjunction with the Frida Kahlo exhibit, displaying some of Mexico’s plant diversity, Eason will cover plants native to Mexico and adjacent Texas that are used in landscaping, as well as highlight a few new world native plants that have caused ecological damage when introduced outside of their native range. Instructor:  Michael Eason, Director of Plant…

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Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour at SABOT

October 16 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about resident and migrant birds at the Botanical Garden, their characteristics, requirements for food, nesting, and protection, and the native plants you can use to attract them to your yard. Space is limited and face coverings are required. Meet at 9:15 AM behind the Admissions kiosk. Fee:$15 ($13.50, Garden members)  Registration deadline is 9:15 AM the day before the tour. Registration

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