South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Big Bloom & Dollar Day + eco-fun 2019
The BIG BLOOM, South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center’s annual mega Plant Sale, garden festival, and Dollar Day, will be 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, April 6, 8545 S. Staples St. Just $1 admission to shop and see the whole bloomin’ Botanical Gardens! Attendance has been as high as 6000, so it’s wise to bring your own plant carrier. Thousands of plants have been ordered from Texas wholesalers, plus orchids from Hawaii and Florida. Nueces Master Gardeners will be available for plant selection and care questions. Texas Master Naturalists assist with trail tours and children’s activities. Staging BIG BLOOM affordable family fun requires more than 100 volunteers!
Adult favorites are the orchid sale, plumeria, roses, butterfly attractors, Xeriscape and native plants, other colorful, durable landscape choices, tropicals, herbs and more; plus specialty vendor and gift shop merchandise. Kids love NavyArmy Community Credit Union Butterfly Releases; Whataburger Lady Bug Releases; Resident Reptile and Parrot Talk shows at Flint Hills Resources Eco-Fun Stage; Touch-and-Learn projects and Easter Bunny Visits in H-E-B Kids Zone; nature trail walk-and-talks, Wetlands Boardwalk birding scopes, Monkey Mansion Tree House, inflatables.
DOLLAR DAY SPONSORS are Bay Ltd., City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Services, Corpus Christi Rose Society, Port Corpus Christi, Valero Energy Foundation and NuStar Energy. INKIND SPONSORS include AEP Texas, CITGO, Ahern Rentals, Nueces County Sheriff’s Department.
Food trucks are on site for lunch. Members are admitted free, and may begin shopping at 8 a.m. Vendor spaces are available through April 3. Free parking. For more details, visit www.stxbot.org, 361.852.2100.
MEMBERSHIP TABLE OPEN 8-5
MEMBERS ONLY SHOPPING 8-9
BIG BLOOM, ORCHID SALE, VENDORS, NATURE’S BOUTIQUE, PLAY AREA,
SEE THE GARDENS 9-5
BIRDING SCOPES ON BOARDWALK 9:30-4
FOOD TRUCKS Approx. 11-2
NATURE TRAIL TOURS 10, 1
LADY BUG RELEASES 10:30, 1:30, 4
REPTILE SHOWS 11, 2
BUTTERFLY RELEASES 11:45, 2:45
PARROT TALKS 12:30, 3:30
EASTER BUNNY VISITS 10-11:30, 3:30-5
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