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Fall Classes offered at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden

September, 2010

FOR THE KIDS!  Little Sprouts: Best Buds

Session I:  Mondays, 10 am-12 pm. beginning Sept 20 for 4 weeks

Session 2: Wednesdays, 10 am-12 pm. beginning Oct 27 for 4 weeks

This program is open to preschool age children (3-4 years) and their parents. These exciting parent-child classes include storytelling, singing, crafts and exploring the gardens with a different theme each week. Fee: $59 plus $10 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class.



Rain Barrel Workshop

Saturday, November 6, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rainwater harvesting is an innovative approach to capturing free water. You can save money by collecting and storing rainwater and using it to irrigate your trees, shrubs, and flower beds, or to provide water to pets, birds, or other wildlife. Join Master Gardeners Lou Kellogg and Mary Fernandez and County Extension Agent Bryan Davis to learn about rainwater collection for the home and landscape and make your own rain barrel to take home. Limit 30. Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Fee: $55. Checks payable to Bexar County Master Gardeners.

REGISTRATION: please contact Sasha Kodet at (210) 207-3270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (210) 207-3270      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or


Tree Care Classes at the Garden

Fridays, October 1 – November 5, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This 21-hour course was designed to help prepare professional arborists to take the ISA Certified Arborist examination*. Nonprofessionals are also welcome to attend the entire course or other sessions to gain a better understanding of the benefits of trees and develop their tree ID and tree care skills. Students receive continuing education credits. Approved for TNLA and Master Gardener CEUs, and Master Naturalist Advanced Training.


Advanced Tree Care Session (Oct. 1, Oct. 8, and Oct. 22) Fee: $48, not including books.

Advanced Tree Worker Skills Workshop (Oct. 29 only) Fee: $24, not including books.

Certified Arbortist Test Preparation Course Fee (all dates): $96, not including books.

(ISA Study Guides may be purchased online at, at the L&M Bookstore and other sources.) 

The San Antonio Arborist Association will sponsor a luncheon on Friday, November 5 at 12 pm.


*Three years of experience is required to take the ISA Certified Arborist exam. For more information on the exam, please visit




Capturing the Garden's Fall Light: Plein Air Oil Painting

Mondays, beginning September 20 for 8 weeks, 9:00 am - noon 

Experience en plein air (in open air) painting in a delightful area of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Join professional artist Marion Field Koch and learn to transpose the colors, values and edges in nature to your own canvas while enjoying the beauty of nature all around you. Learn to mix, compare and adjust colors, paint wet into wet, compare brush versus palette knife, combine thick and thin painting techniques and discover visual relationships. You’ll understand placement and proportion, how to control color and many more design principles. A supply list will be provided at the first class. Fee: $119. Meet at the main Carriage House entrance and pay the $7 admission fee or purchase a yearly membership for $45.



Floral Watercolors in the Garden

Thursdays, beginning September 23 for 8 weeks 9:00 am - noon

Join noted local watercolorist, Lesta Frank as she demonstrates how to draw and paint watercolors of flowers and plants at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. In this session, you will focus on drawing to strengthen your watercolors. You will experiment with various ideas for compositions to create interest and drama in your floral paintings. No experience necessary. Fee: $119. Meet at the main Carriage House entrance and pay the $7 admission fee or purchase a yearly admission to the Garden for $45. Supply list online.



Tai Chi in the Garden

Saturdays, beginning October 2 for 12 weeks, 9:00 - 10:00 am

The ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice tai chi. Instructor, Ming Xie, has been training in and teaching tai chi for over 25 years. Enjoy the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden while practicing this “meditation in motion.” Fee: $100. Students may pay $7 admission fee each week at the Carriage House entrance or purchase a yearly membership for $45.




Saturday, October 9 from 9:00 am - noon

Learn how to design beautiful, fragrant and useful herbs into your existing landscapes or new herbal spaces. Herbalist and designer Diane Lewis will discuss history, design basics and planning, the roles different herbs play in the landscape, how to select the right herbs for specific spaces, compatible hardscape elements such as paths and boulders, and theme gardens. You will design your herb garden on graph paper and take a short tour of the herb gardens and other notable garden spaces at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Fee: $41. A $5 supply fee payable to the instructor covers materials, herbal snacks & beverage and recipes.

REGISTRATION: Admission to the Garden included.



Saturday, October 23 from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Savor the joys of an edible and useful landscape! Herbalist and horticulturalist Diane Lewis will present a PowerPoint presentation with great herb pictures and will discuss the herbs best suited to our area and how to blend them into everyday life. Learn how to cultivate, harvest and store herbs and save money! Have fun learning how to make a relaxing tea blend and bath salts with samples to take home. Enjoy lunch (recipes will be provided) and a guided tour of the herb gardens at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Fee: $43. A supply fee of $10 is payable to the instructor and covers materials, herbal tea, bath salts and an herbal-based lunch. 

REGISTRATION: Admission to the Garden included.



Saturday, November 27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tour the herb garden at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens with herbalist Diane Lewis and find out the best way to harvest fresh herbs for flavorful culinary creations and garnishes. Come inside and learn how to use them to make delicious, quick and easy dips, spreads, salsa, salad dressing, soup, and more. Learn the best way to dry herbs and observe how to preserve fresh herbs in tasty herbal butters, pesto, and vinegars. Take home a sample of an herbal salt-free blend made with dried herbs in class. Recipes will be provided. Fee: $41. An additional $10 food fee payable to the instructor covers materials, samples, and lunch made with these herbal creations. 

REGISTRATION: Admission to the Garden included.


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