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THE MEMBER MAGAZINE OF THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

September – December 2020

makes its Texas debut at the Botanical Garden

PLANTS, PAPER AND ORIGAMI ROSE GARDEN REFRESH FALL GARDEN TIPS


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LET TER FROM CEO

PAINTED PONIES (2005 – 2007) BY KEVIN BOX & TE JUI FU

I AM PLEASED TO INTRODUCE OUR NEW DIGITAL MEMBER MAGAZINE VIBRANTE.

Inspired by the energy and life of our incredible natural surroundings, Vibrante brings you the latest programs and member events, gardening insights, and an insider’s look at the incredible botanical beauty and science happening every day at the Botanical Garden. During these unprecedented times, we all need reasons to celebrate. Our Grow Phase II capital campaign construction has been completed culminating in new transformational gardens and facilities. The Betty Kelso Center— an exquisite venue for your next special celebration—offers endless garden views. The center opens to the Greehey Lawn where giant live oaks provide shady spots for relaxation. Nearby is the John L. Santikos Fountain of the Ferns, where graceful waters bathe hundreds of ferns along limestone walls. Opening soon is Jardín, our new restaurant in partnership with acclaimed Chef Jason Dady. Located in the historical Sullivan Carriage House, Jardín will be one of the city’s newest culinary hot spots with a Mediterraneaninspired menu and plenty of outdoor patio seating among shady trees and colorful blooms. With so much to discover, I hope that you will visit us often this fall and look to Vibrante for the latest events and family fun. I wish you and your family well during these times. COVID-19 has demanded that we adapt, and we will continue to do so just as the plant kingdom has done for billions of years. Members are the cornerstone of this Botanical Garden, and I want you to know that we deeply appreciate your loyal membership and generous support.

BLOOMING STARS (2017) BY KEVIN BOX

Sabina Carr Chief Executive Officer

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PAPER NAVIGATOR (2016) BY KEVIN BOX


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Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation presents

A SANTIKOS ART IN THE GARDEN EXHIBITION SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 – MAY 9, 2021

WHITE BISON (2017) BY KEVIN BOX & ROBERT J. LANG

Coming this fall, a premier art exhibition of origami bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures is making its Texas debut at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. OrigamiintheGarden2 is an art exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. This incredible outdoor sculpture exhibition, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, captures the delicate nature of the origami paper art form in museum quality metals. Displayed within beautiful garden settings are examples of what can be folded from a single piece of paper such as soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats, and emerging butterflies. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Tim Armijo, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang. The Botanical Garden will offer a variety of dedicated programs to engage visitors with the OrigamiintheGarden2 while abiding by CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Examples include a curated audio tour, paper-making and origami folding classes, and Japanese cooking classes. Distance learning opportunities for school groups and adults will focus on the relationship between origami and engineering, the roles plants play in paper creating, the science of paper-making, and the life cycle of the butterfly through the lens of origami. The exhibition will be at the Botanical Garden from September 19, 2020 – May 9, 2021. Members will get an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition on September 18. COVER PHOTO: HERO’S HORSE (2017) BY KEVIN BOX & ROBERT J. LANG

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SUPPORTERS ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

THE GRETCHEN SWANSON FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC.

JOHN L. SANTIKOS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, A FUND OF THE SAN ANTONIO AREA FOUNDATION LESLIE NEGLEY

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GUESTS ENJOYED THE BEAUTY OF NATURE ON THE BOTANICAL GARDEN’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY.

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Celebrating Years

OF CONNECTING PEOPLE TO THE PLANT WORLD

After a temporary closure due to COVID-19, the San Antonio Botanical Garden celebrated its 40th anniversary with the reopening of the garden gates on May 3.

TROPICAL HIBISCUS (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

THE BOTANICAL GARDEN blossomed from two civic influencers, Mrs. R. R. Witt and Mrs. Joseph Murphy, who developed the original master plan for a public botanical garden. In 1970, these two women, who were also the organizers of the San Antonio Garden Center, received approval from voters for $265,000 to fund the new Botanical Garden. The land where life in full bloom first began at the Botanical Garden was used as a waterworks and reservoir in the 1890s. Decades later, this 38-acre museum of living plant life welcomes more than 170,000 guests annually to colorful floral displays, true to Texas native areas, and futuristic glass pyramids filled with exotic plants from around the world. A recent $40 million capital investment expanded the garden’s acreage offering new opportunities for guests of all ages to explore and discover the ever-increasing value of plants, water, and freshly grown food. Ranking in the top 20 public and botanical gardens in the U.S. by Garden Design magazine, the Botanical Garden is a popular travel destination where art, architecture, music and theater experiences come to life. From guided tours, educational classes and programming to special events and art exhibitions, both locals and tourists alike experience life in full bloom in a whole new and fun way. Today, now more than ever this breathtaking urban oasis is committed to serve as a place of beauty and peaceful respite for all. sabot.org

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PAPYRUS (Cyperus papyrus)

Plants, Paper

AND

Origami paper has been used as a material for writing, printing, packaging and artwork. It is made by binding together the cellulose fibers and lignin that are derived from a wide variety of plants. As far back as 3000 B.C., Egyptians used the papyrus plant to produce a paper-like writing material (also termed papyrus) by cutting the plant pith into thin strips, weaving the strips into a mat, then pressing and drying the fibers. Papyrus was the principal writing material of ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks before it was replaced by true paper. Cai Lun invented paper in China in 105 A.D. by first breaking down plant fibers in water, collecting the fibers on a screen, then drying and pressing them into thin sheets. In producing early forms of paper, Chinese papermakers

FOR CENTURIES,

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PAPER MULBERRY (Broussonetia papyrifera)

OrigamiintheGarden2 tells the story of using a blank piece of paper and folding it into a beautiful sculpture. This fall, explore the Botanical Garden’s different types of plants that have been used for papermaking over time.

sourced raw fibers from semi-tropical plants such as hemp, flax, jute mallow, bamboo and rattan in addition to paper mulberry and sandalwood trees. Papermaking techniques spread successively from China to the Middle East, Africa and then Europe during the period from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, and the raw material commonly used was discarded rags made of linen (derived from flax), hemp and cotton. It wasn’t until the mid-1800’s that wood pulp, derived from trees, became cheaper and easier to use in papermaking. Today, paper is primarily produced from conifers such as pines, spruces, hemlocks, and firs as well as from broad-leaf trees such as maples, poplars and oaks. Paper can easily be made from

nearly any plant if it has strong cellulose fibers. The source of raw plant fibers tends to fall into three categories: bast fibers found in the inner bark of plants such as the paper mulberry, flax or even milkweeds; leaf fibers such as with abaca, sisal, irises and palms; and grass fibers such as with sugar cane, bamboo or rice. On your next visit to the Botanical Garden, try to find some of these plants used for papermaking. You can find papyrus plants throughout the garden, notably in The Zachry Foundation Culinary Garden, the Sensory Garden, and the Lucile Halsell Conservatory courtyard. Additionally, this fall when the origami artwork pieces are installed, look for signs near the art pieces indicating where to find the papermaking plants on the garden grounds.


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H I G H L I G H T: ROS E G A R DE N ROSA ‘DAME DE COEUR’

over the past few years crape myrtles had been added to the Rose Garden in order to add dependable color in the heat of the summer. The crape myrtles have been taken out and the roses are once again center stage and in full bloom. On your next visit to the Botanical Garden, stop and smell the roses in the Rose Garden. You’ll find over 40 new varieties of roses in one of the oldest sections of the Botanical Garden. The roses planted here were chosen based on resistance to black spot fungus, bright and unique colors, growth habit and fragrance. The horticulture staff is taking the following steps to ensure the Rose Garden’s blooms thrive in their beauty and color. • Spraying for thrip insects and black spot fungus. • Dead heading flowers and removing leaves infected with black spot fungus. • Pruning to allow better air movement which decreases fungal infections. With something always new to see at the Botanical Garden, the Rose Garden brings a variety of color and texture in the plant world and offers a chance to savor sweet fragrances.

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED

THE FOLLOWING VARIETIES were added to the Rose Garden. ROSE VARIETY

FLOWER COLOR

COMMENTS

Julia Child

Yellow

Licorice fragrance

Ron’s Vision

Yellow

Long bloomtime

Plum Perfect

Lavender

Unique color

Belinda’s Dream

Pink

Raspberry fragrance

Maggie

Mauve Red

Highly fragrant

Archduke Charles

Pink

Starts pink, turns crimson

Old Gay Hill Red China

Red

Selected in Gay Hill, TX

Beverly Eleganza

Pink

Large blooms

Else Poulson

Pink

Great disease resistance

Savannah

Pink

Highly fragrant

Lady Pamela Carol

Yellow

Long bloomtime

South Africa Sunbelt

Yellow

Deep golden yellow

Lady Banks

Yellow

Nearly thornless

Peggy Martin Climber

Pink

Vigorous, thornless

Sport of Pink Caldwell

White

Discovered at SABG

FALL GAR DEN TIPS Seed wildflowers

Plant a cool season vegetable garden The fall and winter months can be the most productive period for growing vegetables. September through October is a great time to plant beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, mustards, onions and spinach. Remember to prepare the soil well by tilling and adding well-aged compost.

September through early November is a great time to seed wildflowers such as bluebonnets. Follow the seed packet planting recommendations for the individual flowers. Remember to choose a sunny location, prepare the soil and irrigate the seedlings until they are established.

Plant perennials Planting perennials in the fall will help establish the root systems ahead of spring. Remember to consider site selection, prepare the soil well and water thoroughly and deeply. sabot.org

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ROOTED IN THE BELIEF THAT FOOD IS MEDICINE,

San Antonio Botanical Garden Donates Fresh Food TO HELP PEOPLE IMPACTED BY COVID-19

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these programs teach all people basic nutrition and practical cooking skills with the long-term goal of motivating individuals and communities to adopt and sustain healthier eating habits to combat health issues such as diabetes and obesity that are so prevalent in our city. The Children’s Vegetable Garden has given hundreds of children the opportunity to grow their own vegetables and plants with mentorship from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service instructors and Bexar County Master Gardeners. With the unprecedented temporary closure due to COVID-19, the Botanical Garden was left with fresh produce grown in The Zachry Foundation Culinary Garden and Children’s Vegetable Garden. While the produce could not be harvested by guests, the Botanical Garden decided to repurpose the winter and spring produce and help provide


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access to fresh produce to communities with support from the Food Policy Council of San Antonio. Throughout the spring and summer, the Botanical Garden has donated over 1,000 pounds of produce to help families during the COVID-19 outbreak. Some of the fresh food that was donated included kale, lettuce, cabbage, celery, leeks, kohlrabi, zucchini, tomatoes and potatoes. The produce is pesticide free using organic chemicals to grow them. The Botanical Garden’s culinary and wellness team provided information on how to wash and prep the vegetables, as well as cooking ideas for each of the vegetables, including using the produce in soups, sauces, rice and pasta dishes, egg scrambles, smoothies, tacos and salads. The Botanical Garden was recently honored with an award from the U.S. Botanic Garden

(USBG) and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) for their Urban Agriculture Resilience Program. The program offers immediate support to urban agriculture and other urban food-growing programs at public gardens affected by COVID-19. The USBG and APGA awarded $378,000 to 28 public gardens across the U.S. to help sustain urban agriculture and community food growing during this challenging time. The program also aims to promote resilience, grow capacity, prevent shortfalls and gather best practices from established programs across the U.S. public gardens community. With several successful community food programs already in place, participation in Urban Agriculture Resilience allows the Botanical Garden to broaden community outreach and deepen the impact of its food donations.

THE HORTICULTURE TEAM HARVESTED OVER 1,000 POUNDS IN FRESH PRODUCE.

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In Appreciation DONATIONS MADE JANUARY 1 – AUGUST 15, 2020 AS OF AUGUST 15, 2020

$900,000+

Greehey Family Foundation

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC

City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department

Karen and Jim Greenwood

Anne and Jeff Rochelle

H-E-B

Michael Serish

$300,000+

Mays Family Foundation

Alice Ball and Billy Bob Strunk

John and Sue Jockusch Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation

Meagan and Adam Shadfan

Mary Pat Stumberg

Cally and Will Kothmann

$100,000+

Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust

John S. Troy, Landscape Architect

Barbara C. Kyse

Bette and Jack Vexler

Marline and Clint Lawson

Holt Foundation

$1,000-$4,999

Elizabeth and Robert Lende

$50,000-$99,999

Paula and Herb Stumberg, Jr.

Joan and Herb Kelleher Charitable Foundation

Valero Energy Foundation

The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.

Claire and George Vaughan

Aspireon Wealth Advisors, LLC

Jane and Joe McFarlane

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation

V.H. McNutt Memorial Foundation, Inc.

The Bank of San Antonio

John Miranda

Mary Ann and Mark Beach

Trudy and Ed Moore

Tisha and B. Kyle Beck

Laura and Lew Moorman

Broadway Bank

Barbara and Jeffrey Moss

Shari Mao and Erik Weitzel Elizabeth and Madison Marceau

$25,000-$49,999

Julie and Peter Zacher

The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Mollie Zachry

Capital Group

$5,000-$9,999

The Camille Gong Living Trust

Sydney and Gregg E. Muenster

Ann G. Ash

Center for Plant Conservation

Jana Orsinger and William Orr, III

Lauren and John Browning

Gary W. Cox and Michael Simon

Pearl Brewery

Joan Cheever and Dennis Quinn

Sarah and Jon Cochran

Helen and Henry Perkins

Nancy and Charles Cheever

Culligan Water - San Antonio

Gunn Family Foundation

David Fisher

Jefferson Bank

Lou Celia and Don Frost

Brian T. Kelleher

Susan Ghertner

Luther King Capital Management

Linda and Jack Gunter

Martha Mares Lebo Children’s Education Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Sharon Hasslen

Scott Petty Family Foundation William and Salomé Scanlan Foundation $10,000-$24,999 Claire and John Alexander American Public Gardens Association Candace Andrews and Uwe Pontius Courtney Collins and Barrett Tuttle Daniel J. Sullivan Family Charitable Foundation Frost Bank

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The Nordan Trust

Erika Ivanyi and Matthias Schubnell

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Mission Advisors Leslie Negley

Janet and Rob Holliday Pamela and Ryland Howard Candace and Michael Humphreys

Julianne and Michael Posey River City Hospice San Antonio River Authority the late Elsie G. Steg Straus Family Charitable Trust Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Susan and Larry Todd Mary West and Richard Traylor Weddle Gilmore Architects Julie and Warren Wilkinson


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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

EXPANDS OFFERINGS WITH NEW GARDEN ATTRACTIONS THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN recently achieved more than 96% of its $40 million goal for the GROW capital campaign. Construction on Phase II of its eight-acre expansion wrapped up in Spring 2020, bringing dramatic new opportunities for visitors to explore. Chaired by Jeff Rochelle and honorary chairs, Karen and Jim Greenwood, the project ties the new acreage to the existing Botanical Garden and adds significant opportunities for revenue growth—a critical element of the Botanical Garden’s long-term future. THE BETTY KELSO CENTER, a new state-of-the-art education and event center, now provides a large indoor space that opens the door to a wealth of possibilities. The GREEHEY LAWN’S expansive green space is ideal for showcasing performing arts, exhibits and special events. The JOHN L. SANTIKOS FOUNTAIN OF THE FERNS helps cool the area with its gentle sounds of cascading water. Finally, the new administration building located near the greenhouse complex offers space for the Botanical Garden to grow its human resources. “The GROW campaign is a tremendous success for the Botanical Garden and our community. The generosity of our donors has enabled us to transform the gardens into a world-class destination in the heart of the city along the cultural corridor,” said Sabina Carr, the Botanical Garden’s CEO. “We watch with joy as we activate these new garden amenities from Storytime in the Garden on the lush Greehey Lawn to hosting a wedding in the architecturally stunning Betty Kelso Center. Delivering on our mission has never been more exciting and rewarding.” Initial plans to celebrate the opening of Phase II and recognize the many people that made this project possible were postponed due to the Botanical Garden’s temporary closure. The board and staff look forward to celebrating the completion of this monumental project during the opening of OrigamiintheGarden2 on September 19.

PHOTOS BY BILL TIMMERMAN

CHILDREN COOL OFF AT THE JOHN L. SANTIKOS FOUNTAIN OF THE FERNS.

Save the Date! SPLENDOR IN THE GARDEN Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The reimagined gala will be a night of discovery and connection, a wandering affair through the 38-acre grounds peppered with colorful culinary pop ups featuring spring harvest fare, botanical cocktails, dynamic performances, live music, and dancing beneath the canopy of oaks on the Greehey Lawn.

THE BETTY KELSO CENTER GLOWS AT DUSK.

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MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED MENU

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CHEF JASON DADY


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Jardín MAKES ITS DEBUT

The Botanical Garden is adding fine-dining with the opening of an exciting new restaurant in partnership with nationally acclaimed, Texas-native Chef Jason Dady.

DANIEL J. SULLIVAN CARRIAGE HOUSE

VISITORS CAN EXPECT QUALITY FOOD from small, sharable Mezze plates to large styled entrée dishes bringing the fresh, authentic flavors of the Mediterranean Sea to life. Some of the menu highlights include fried artichokes, white cheddar dates, Sicilian cauliflower, chickpea hummus, focaccia pizzas, potato gnocchi primavera, house made falafel, whole roasted branzino, smoked beef ribs and roasted chicken. Walk back in time as you enter the new restaurant inside the historic Daniel J. Sullivan Carriage House originally built in 1896. During the warmer months, diners can enjoy eating outside in Gertie’s Garden adjacent to the Sullivan Carriage House. This large outdoor patio area is surrounded by mature Texas ash trees that offer wonderful shade in the summer. The patio also showcases colorful annual plantings and provides easy access to the formal and display gardens. “We are ecstatic about this new partnership,” said Sabina Carr, Chief Executive Officer, San Antonio Botanical Garden. “It was important for us to partner with a chef of Jason Dady’s caliber that could bring delicious, locally-sourced food to the Botanical Garden. After meeting with Chef Dady and learning more about his values, it just felt like a natural fit for us.” Dady, in turn, will be inspired by The Zachry Foundation Culinary Garden to showcase edible plants in season on the menu. The expected opening date is Thursday, September 10.

T U ES D A Y – T H U R S D A Y 1 1 A . M . – 9 P . M . F R ID A Y A ND S A T U R D A Y 1 1 A . M . – 1 0 P . M . CHEF JASON DADY WILL OPEN JARDÍN IN THE SULLIVAN CARRIAGE HOUSE.

S U ND A Y W IT H B R U NC H M ENU 1 0 A . M . – 8 P . M . L u n c h a n d D in n e r | R e se r v a t i o ns r e c o m m e nd e d , b ut no t req uired F o r mo r e in f o r ma t io n , v is it s a bo t . o r g sabot.org

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MEMBERSHIP AS THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN navigates these challenging times, we want you to know how much your continued support through your membership means to sustaining the mission of this beautiful urban oasis. Members are the cornerstone of the Botanical Garden and we want you to continue to experience life in full bloom year-round. Coming this fall, the Botanical Garden’s staff has exciting new programs and exclusive gatherings, which will be conducive of physical distancing and COVID-19 guidelines. The Botanical Garden looks forward to seeing you getting a dose of nature soon. “HARD TO PICK OUT JUST ONE –

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Love the Texas walk with all the natives.”

at the Botanical Garden

“COCKTAIL SCAVENGER HUNTS ARE THE BEST!

UPCOMING

Happenings From classes and special events to art installations and new plants, life is always in full bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Take a look at what’s coming up! Visit sabot.org for the most up-to-date details. Dates subject to change.

Exercise, education, and a cocktail are a great mix on a warm Sunday afternoon.”

“THE LONG-BILLED THRASHERS and the Curve-billed

Thrashers were out in full force singing from the tops of trees. It was lovely!”

“THE GARDEN IS PEACEFUL AND PURE JOY.

We love coming as a family to all the scheduled events. The last-minute decisions to just come and have our lunch are always memorable. The scenery is beautiful and there is always something new. Thank you!”

MEMBER BENEFITS Enjoy exclusive benefits of all the Botanical Garden has to offer. Your membership puts the mission into action through educational, cultural, and environmental programming, including the preservation of the collection of plants. ALL MEMBER LEVELS BENEFITS INCLUDE: • F  REE DAILY ADMISSION FOR ONE YEAR AND EARLY ADMISSION MONDAY – SUNDAY AT 8 A.M. • M EMBER-ONLY EVENTS AND EXHIBIT PREVIEWS • S  URPRISE MEMBER PERKS (watch your email for notifications)

More details coming soon to your email inbox.

OrigamiintheGarden2 Member Preview | Sept. 18, 6 – 9 p.m. Membership Appreciation Week

| Oct. 19 – 23

Membership Appreciation Night

•  M EMBER APPRECIATION WEEK FESTIVITIES

| Oct. 23, 6 – 8 p.m.

•  A DVANCED TICKETS SALES ON ALL EVENTS AND COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION TO SELECT EVENTS

Brunch with Santa

•  D ISCOUNTS ON CLASSES, CAMPS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND IN THE GARDEN GIFT SHOP •  R ECIPROCAL ADMISSION TO 300+ GARDENS, ARBORETA AND CONSERVATORIES IN NORTH AMERICA AND CAYMAN ISLANDS

MORE GUEST PASSES, MORE GUESTS —U  PGRADE YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR MORE BENEFITS TODAY!

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

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STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH OCT. 29 10 – 10:30 A.M.

Each session features different nature themed books designed to stimulate young minds and foster an appreciation for the great outdoors.

SIPS & SUNSET IN THE GARDEN THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 | 6 – 9 P.M.

| Dec. 12, 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE MEMBERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT STAFF AT 210.536.1407 OR JBROWN-SCHIWITZ@SABOT.ORG.

Experience San Antonio’s urban oasis during the evening hours on the last Sips & Sunset in the Garden of the summer. Enjoy craft beer, wine, cocktails, music (DJ), loteria with prizes, food and more. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the perfect evening surrounded by the garden’s blooms as the sun sets over our beautiful city. Nine samples included. Food will be available for purchase. Must be 21+ to purchase tickets.


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BOOTANICA PLANT SALE

HORROR ON THE LAKE

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 24 – 25 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

THURSDAY – SATURDAY, OCT. 29 – 31 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

Discover a wide variety of native and adapted plants. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on-site to help you find the perfect plants for your garden.

FAMILY FLASHLIGHT NIGHT TUESDAY, OCT. 6 | MEMBER ADMISSION AT 5:30 P.M. | GENERAL ADMISSION 6 – 9 P.M.

Bring your flashlight and experience the nocturnal side of the garden with the family. Explore the Botanical Garden by moonlight, find your way through the light maze, and get a taste of delicious CHEF recipes. Activities provided and food will be available for purchase. Sponsored by H-E-B.

MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY JOE GOSCINSKI

Visit the haunted lake, where spirits roam freely, for all its evening mystique. Wander over to our cash bar (beer and wine) or slither over to locally famous food trucks for treats available for purchase. Ages 21+. Halloween costumes are highly encouraged.

GARDEN TO TABLE CHEF SERIES: PIETER SYPESTEYN, COOKHOUSE WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28 | 7 – 9 P.M.

Celebrating San Antonio’s designation as ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’ by UNESCO, the Botanical Garden brings you an inspiring and intimate culinary experience with award winning owner and Executive Chef of Cookhouse, Pieter Sypesteyn, serving up modern New Orleans cuisine. Enjoy a fourpart fresh tasting menu prepared with plants growing in the one-acre culinary garden along with wine. Ages 21+.

ORIGAMI NIGHTS THURSDAYS, SEPT. 24 – OCT. 22 6 – 9 P.M.

Enjoy OrigamiintheGarden2 during extended Thursday night hours. This 38-acre urban oasis is the perfect place to physically distance, get some fresh air and connect with art and nature. Visitors are welcomed to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

BOOTANICA

IG = IN GARDEN | DL = DISTANCE LEARNING

SEPTEMBER

Community Yoga with Alamo City Yoga

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9 | 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Family Cooking Class: Tastes of the Middle East!

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9 | 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Conserving and Growing San Antonio’s Urban Forest

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 | 10 – 11:30 A.M.

Foodie Cinema: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 | 6:30 – 9 P.M.

Junior CHEF: A Night in Rome!

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 | 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

The Emerald Ash Borer and the Ash Apocalypse DL THURSDAY, SEPT. 24 | 10 – 11:30 A.M.

FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND SUNDAYS, OCT. 2 – 11 | 7:30 P.M.

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy tells the story of a soldier whose overriding ambition and thirst for power cause him to abandon his values and bring about the near destruction of the kingdom he seeks to rule. Performed by The Classic Theatre.

CALENDAR

Native Milkweeds and their Propagation DL SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 | 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: East meets West IG SUNDAY, SEPT. 27 | 12 – 2:30 P.M.

VIVA BOTANICA

Go Team Ramen!

SATURDAY, NOV. 7 | 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30 | 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Viva Fiesta! Bring the whole family to Viva Botanica at the Botanical Garden. Explore 38 acres of nature play fun during this familyfriendly, Fiesta event that includes hands-on activities, culinary tastings, and performances. Sponsored by H-E-B.

WINTER SOIREE

(Friend Level and higher, and loyal (10+ year) Members Only)

SATURDAY, OCT. 24 | 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

FRIDAY, DEC. 4 | 6 – 9 P.M.

Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with a variety of hands-on activities for the whole family. Dress up in your favorite costume, trick-or-treat, and explore the world of other creatures in the garden. Sponsored by H-E-B.

Our most loyal members are invited to an exclusive member event. As we celebrate members who have a Friend level or higher membership and loyal members of 10+ year, we’re holding a holiday celebration of nature. Members will enjoy refreshments, music, and holiday activities in the nocturnal beauty of the Botanical Garden.

BRUNCH WITH SANTA (Members Only)

SATURDAY, DEC. 12 8:30 – 10 A.M. AND 11 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Enjoy a tasty breakfast fare, hear classic holiday stories from The Twig’s storyteller, Miss Anastasia, and bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Families will also have fun with a holiday arts and craft activity. Afterwards, you’re invited to take a stroll through the Botanical Garden with its festive holiday décor. Space is limited!

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OCTOBER

Cooking with Guinness®

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THURSDAY, OCT. 1 | 7 – 9 P.M.

Late Night Treats!

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THURSDAY, OCT. 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Make My Heart Go Bi-Bim-Bap

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14 | 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin

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SUNDAY, OCT. 18 | 12 – 2:30P.M.

Family Cooking Class: Fall Favorites

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TUESDAY, OCT. 20 | 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. NOVEMBER

Family Cooking Class: ¡Viva Fiesta! THURSDAY, NOV. 5 | 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Date Night: ¡Viva México! FRIDAY, NOV. 6 | 7 – 9 P.M.

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Fiesta! SUNDAY, NOV. 8 | 12:00 – 2:30 P.M.

Tacos & Tequila WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11 | 7 – 9 P.M.

Vinyasa and Vino: Rustic Spur Vineyards

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THURSDAY, NOV. 12 | 7 – 9 P.M.

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Vibrante - The Member Magazine of The San Antonio Botanical Garden (September - December 2020)  

Vibrante - The Member Magazine of The San Antonio Botanical Garden (September - December 2020)  

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