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NEWS UPDATE!

Our Parrot Ambassadors Temporarily Have Been Removed From Public Exhibit to protect them from current threat of Avian Flu. ALL private parrot interactions and Parrot Talk programs temporarily have been suspended until further notice!  (Click here for more detail.)

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Following CDC’s 2/26/22 advisory, effective Friday, March 4, facemasks are strongly encouraged in the Visitors Center, due to small indoor spaces. Effective 6/1/22, facemasks are suggested in Education Station classes, limited to 30 in-person, ZOOM available, reservations required, 361-852-2100. 

We continue to social distance indoors and observe posted capacity limits. 

Thank you for safeguarding the health of all guests, staff and volunteers.

EVENTS ON TAP

KIDS SUMMER NATURE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

60 NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS available for 7 sessions of KIDS SUMMER NATURE CAMP, for ages 6-14, in June & July, sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department! Only NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP openings are now available.

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MOONLIGHT 2022 SET FOR OCTOBER 7

Friday, October 7, is the magical date to remember for MOONLIGHT in the GARDENS, your favorite garden party! The delightful moonlit setting returns, 6-9:30 pm, with custom lighting, music, popular food & drink stations, simple silent auction, casual attire and valet! Chairs Manette Scanio & Callie Walker encore, too. More detail TBA. SEE MORE for last year’s Sponsors and Slideshow!

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NEW EXHIBIT OPENS NOVEMBER!

Internationally-known local environmental artist, Shelia Rogers, will create an 18-foot, lit-from-within Christmas Tree for the winter-vacant Plumeria Garden! Her design requires 3500 empty green plastic bottles with lids, recycled by savvy friends of our local ecosystem and the Gardens, wanting to contribute to a fabulous work of art! SEE MORE to learn about her art, and how to help!

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ORCHIDOLOGY CLASSES ARE BACK!

Monthly “Orchid-ology” discussion sessions—on Covid-19 hiatus since early 2020–have returned to South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center! The popular FREE orchid-growing classes, for any level of orchid lover, meet at 7 pm, the first Thursday of each month, in Education Station, 8545 S. Staples St., or on Zoom.

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PLUMERIA SOCIETY SALE, SEMINAR—JULY!

We’ve all been waiting for the annual PLUMERIA SOCIETY OF SOUTH TEXAS Plumeria Sale, coming 10am-1pm, Saturday, July 30. This year, it’s back at the Garden Senior Center, 5325 Greeley. Seminar is previous Saturday, at Botanical Gardens.

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WEEKEND ANIMAL EVENTS

Guests visiting Saturdays or Sundays are treated to REP-TALES,10:30 am, on the Rose Garden Lawn; and PARROT TALK, 1:30 pm, wind & weather permitting.

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EXPLORE...

…bloom-filled conservatories,  majestic rose pavilion,
butterfly house, architecturally-unique garden design, tropical plumeria grove—plus mesquite-lined nature trail, rustic Palapa Grande and wetland boardwalk. You’ll love the beauty-versus-beast contrasts at this 182-acre botanical and nature domain, like our parrots and reptiles.

LEARN...

…through field trips, nature camps, birdwatching, animal interactions, horticulture classes and workshops, winter lectures, “Blooming in the Gardens,” plant and landscape displays, family visits! Environmental education through nature tourism explains benefits of learning to better share our ecosystem with plant and wildlife. 

CONSERVE...

…our urban oasis of native habitat and natural wetlands on Oso Creek.  Our conservation programs involving plants, wildlife and water, include: Endangered Slender Rush Pea, Black-Laced Cactus colonies, Pockets of Wildlife Habitat along Oso Creek, Native Grasses: Highly Structured, Managed & Natural.

HOST YOUR EVENT AT THE GARDENS

Both scenic floral, or more casual outdoor venues—
as well as comfortable indoor spaces are available for MEMBERS to rent throughout the year.
Rental occasions have included weddings, bridal and baby showers, birthdays, grad parties,
corporate or club meetings, team-building functions, local events, lectures or classes, memorial services . . .
during or after regular hours! In spring and summer months, we celebrate weddings almost every weekend!
Prices are reasonable and surroundings memorable for your special occasion!

Support Your Gardens
It Pays to Join

A botanical garden cannot thrive or grow, without members!

Personal and corporate memberships
supply substantial annual operating funds.
In return, members get valuable benefits
which outweigh yearly dues contribution—
like RECIPROCAL FREE ADMISSION to 340 other gardens,
14 of them in Texas! 

for Categories and amazing benefits!

Needed Now, Grants, Donations, Planned Giving

There are many ways to donate and support your Botanical Gardens—
from Unrestricted Gifts, Current Needs, sponsoring an event,
funding an exhibit, a water feature—or even a building!
Most donations are given in the present; while some are planned
as a legacy gift, or “Planned Giving.”
No matter the size or timing, every contribution improves visitor experience, brings more visitors, more donors, and GROWS your Gardens!

for easy ways to give; or donor suggestions to discuss
with your tax consultant, financial advisor or estate attorney.