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San Antonio Botanical Garden Presents Calendar
San Antonio Botanical Gardens

February, 2010

San Antonio Botanical Garden    555 Funston at North New Braunfels    210-207-3250

Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission: $7 adults; $5 students, seniors, military; $4 children age 3-13


Anne Marie’s Carriage House Bistro

Open Tues.-Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch

& Sat.-Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for brunch.


Garden Gate Gift Shop

Open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Offering a wide array of gift items including books, garden tools,

greeting cards, children’s gifts, jewelry and tableware.


[Garden admission is not required for Anne Marie’s Carriage House Bistro or the Garden Gate Gift Shop]



2010 Calendar of Events



Chocolate Day - February 13

The Garden will celebrate the story of chocolate—just in time for Valentine’s Day—with food demonstrations, music, and chocolate plants. Also, Botanical Society volunteers will host a Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gertie’s Garden.


Spring Children’s Vegetable Garden - Saturdays, February 20-June 5

Each child is given a plot of land to plant and tend vegetables throughout the season. To reserve your plot, call 207-3270 before the session starts.


Great Spring Break Garden Adventure - March 15-20

During Spring Break, there will be fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!

à         A nature-related children’s program will be offered Monday-Friday, 10-11 a.m. To pre-register call (210) 207-3270 or email

à         Docent-led Discovery Wagon activities for kids will be available throughout the Garden Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

à         Plants will be available at the Spring Plant Sale, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

à         Spring Break nature walks will be held everyday:

Bird Walk                                 Monday, March 15, 9 a.m.

Watersaver Walk                      Tuesday, March 16, 10 a.m.

Guided Garden Tour              Wednesday, March 17, 10 a.m.

Guided Garden Tour              Thursday, March 18, 10 a.m.

Nature Plants Walk                  Friday, March 19, 10 a.m.

Bird Walk                                 Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m.      

Watersaver Walk                      Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m.

à         Join us for our first interactive Garden Adventure! Visit for clues to complete challenges when you visit the Garden. Ends with Family Adventure Night on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. $35/family. Free for SABS members. To pre-register call (210) 207-3270 or email




Art in the Garden: Albert Paley – March 25

The contemporary sculptures of New York artist Albert Paley will be displayed through out the 33 acres of the Garden. Paley is known for his sculptures that blur lines between art and architecture. Ranging in height from 7 ½ to over 15 feet and weighing 2000-9000 pounds, each sculpture is monumental. Opening reception is March 25 at 5:30 p.m.


Evening for Educators: “Bird Watch” – April 15, 6-8 p.m.

Educators in attendance will listen to presenters and then have the opportunity to explore the Garden, including the new Bird Watch, and brainstorm ideas for incorporating birding activities into their classrooms. Teachers are invited to view the Garden and learn about educational opportunities for their students. RSVP to Sasha Kodet: 207-3270.


Walk Across Texas, Bird Watch Opening, Spring Plant Sale - April 17

Guests experience the Texas Native Trail and learn about pioneer life. Plus, the new Bird Watch opens at the Garden. Be sure to visit the Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a variety of plants to beautify your backyard.


SAWS Garden Jazz Party and Plant Sale – May 2

Presented by the San Antonio Water System, this event combines live jazz entertainment, food and beverage with the natural surroundings of the Garden. At this event, visitors can stop by landscape information areas for water saving tips and facts on creating easy water saver landscapes. Also, Botanical Society volunteers will host a Plant Sale featuring Watersaver plants for the South Texas climate.


Kumamoto En Day and Plant Sale – May 8

Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden and the Japan America Society of San Antonio to celebrate Japanese culture with a variety of activities at the Kumamoto En Garden. Also, Botanical Society volunteers will host a Plant Sale.


Splendor in the Garden Gala - May 13

A celebration of nature and the world of plants, this ticketed event is a fundraiser to benefit programming at the San Antonio Botanical Garden throughout the year.


Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet- Performances June 2-5

A collaboration between The Magik Theatre and the San Antonio Botanical Society, Shakespeare in the Park is a free annual event that brings full-scale productions of Shakespeare’s work to the entire community. With four evening performances, Shakespeare in the Park gives everyone the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s characters and stories come to life with the beautiful Botanical Garden background as its stage. Romeo and Juliet is this year’s performance. 


Week-long Summer Day Camps -June and July

Little Sprouts, Junior Naturalist and Junior Gardener camps are offered for children ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Animal Botanical Special Needs Camps are offered June 14-17 and June 21-24.  Registration can be found online at


Concerts Under the Stars - June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22

The San Antonio Botanical Garden continues its popular summer series of Concerts Under the Stars, presenting a different live band twice monthly. $5 admission. Tickets sold at the event.

Ken Slavin              June 10

Sisters Morales       June 24

Colao                      July 8

Terri Hendrix         July 22


Playhouses and Forts Opening Weekend – Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27

Through a judged competition, local design teams will create and build playhouses and forts at the Garden. The exhibit opens Saturday, June 26 and will be on display through October 24. Fun family activities are planned for the opening weekend.


Evening for Educators: “Artifacts and Anecdotes”July 29, 6-8 p.m.

Educators in attendance will explore the Garden, take a native plant walk and learn how to incorporate crafts, using native plant materials, in the classroom. RSVP to Sasha Kodet: 207-3270.


Dog Days of Summer - August 7-8

Bring your four-legged friend to the Garden! Special pet-related activities are planned, and a donation per dog will be collected and given as a contribution to local non-profits.




Fall Children’s Vegetable GardenAugust 21-December 11

Each child is given a plot of land to plant and tend vegetables throughout the season. To reserve your plot, call 207-3270 before the session starts.


Evening for Educators: “Tour of the Garden” – September 8, 6-8 p.m.

Teachers are invited to view the Garden and learn about educational opportunities for their students. RSVP to Sasha Kodet: 207-3270


Gardens by Moonlight - September 25

Gardens by Moonlight returns to the San Antonio Botanical Garden with high-powered live music performances by popular bands and sumptuous culinary treats under a moonlit glow. Discounted pre-sale tickets will be available online at


Art in the Garden: George SchroederOctober 14

The unique sculptures of San Antonio’s very own George Schroeder will be displayed in the fall presentation of Art in the Garden.  Opening reception is October 14.


BOOtanica! Fall Festival–October 24

The annual BOOtanica! Fall Festival at the San Antonio Botanical Garden brings families together to celebrate the traditions of Halloween and the excitement of fall gardening. Botanical Society volunteers will host a Fall Plant Sale.   


Family Flashlight Night -November 12, 6-8 p.m.

Tour the Garden after dark!




Art in the Garden

John Henry’s exciting sculptural works that complement the natural colors, shapes, and textures of the Garden are on display through June 2010. An exhibit of Albert Paley’s large steel structures opens March 25 and local sculptor George Schroeder will add his work to the Garden October 14.


Beginner’s Bird Walks –Third Saturday of each month—9-10:30 a.m.

Enjoy birds in native habitats and bask in the relaxing atmosphere found in the Garden during a morning bird walk led by an experienced guide.  Featured birds include hummingbirds, Long-billed Thrashers, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Green Heron, and the Common Moorehen.


Monthly Watersaver WalksFirst Friday and third Saturday of each month—10 a.m.


Little Sprout MondaysSecond Monday of each month—10-11:30 a.m., September-May


Volunteer TrainingFirst Friday of each month—9 a.m.

The Botanical Garden utilizes volunteers on a daily basis for gardening and education programs.  Volunteer orientations are held the first Friday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the Education Building (unless the first Friday is a holiday). 

Please call 210-207-3261 to reserve a place, or visit for more information.


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