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NEWS UPDATE!

Parrot Ambassadors have returned to exhibit, on a limited basis, being rotated indoors & outdoors to reacclimate, as their enclosures are upgraded, during this transition. We continue to protect them from Avian Flu or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPIA), based on latest USDA & Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) updated guidelines, & advice from their veterinarian.  ALL private parrot interactions and ‘Parrot Talk’ programs still are suspended until further notice! 

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COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Facemasks recommended in indoor facilities, especially in Education Classroom, with spaced seating for 40.  Make class reservations, or get ZOOM info, at 361-852-2100.

EVENTS ON TAP

‘BIG BLOOM’ PLANT SALE coming Saturday, April 1!

BIG BLOOM mega PLANT SALE is 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, April1! Your fix for the freeze. $2 COMMUNITY DAY entrance fee. Members are FREE, & admitted for early shopping at 9 am!
Look for hundreds of plant varieties, including usual Orchid Sale; Xeriscape; plumeria & other tropicals; butterfly & ladybug releases, kids’ zone & animal ambassadors, food trucks.

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BIRDIEST FESTIVAL IN AMERICA 2023

The 2022 Festival surpassed its REGISTRATION RECORD with 239 birders registered, from 30 states; and raised its bird species sighted in its five-year history to 329! Now, we proudly announce our 2023 Keynote Speaker, featured on Texas Monthly’s June cover, Tiffany Kersten, who against impossible odds, set a new U.S. record for ‘The Big Year’—726 species sighted in 31 states in 12 months! Hear her story of determination, a shoestring budget, and recovery—in person during the April 26-30, 2023 Birdiest Festival in America. Registration NOW OPEN on www.birdiestfestival.org.

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FEBRUARY ATTRACTIONS PARTNERSHIP: Take a Break; Tour the Town!

February is time to tour Corpus Christi! If a Member of Art Museum, Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, Museum of Science & History, Aquarium, or Lexington— see the others for HALF-PRICE admission all month! 10% off in Gift Shops, too. Any NEW mbrshp 10% off. CATCH SOME CULTURE at bargain prices in February!

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MOONLIGHT in the GARDENS – SOLD OUT

MOONLIGHT 2022 was beyond fantastic! Close to 600 enjoyed outstanding food and drinks, 4” prawns, sliders, pulled pork, chicken fajitas, Asian wraps, mini keylime pies, margaritas, Wine, a botanical craft beer! Auction, magical lighting, cuddly reptiles, pretty parrots, live
music kept guests on the move. They took home centerpieces, souvenir flashlights, and a Very useful gift in each valeted car! Fun-tastic fundraiser, chillin’ crowd—till next year . . .

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PRIVATE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Running out of ideas for birthday parties, special weekend family outings, or houseguests? Check out our “Private Animal Encounters,” for small groups during your Botanical Gardens visit, scheduled by appointment only, through Animal Care staff, who also supervise your private encounter!

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SATURDAY MORNING CLASS SCHEDULE: Horticulture & Environmental Education

For your convenience, we’re providing a schedule of SATURDAY MORNING Horticulture & Environmental
Education classes! All begin at 9:30 am,
Education Station classroom, with spaced seating for 40, masks recommended. Unless noted, all are covered by day’s general admission membership, or $5 each. Make your
reservation, or get ZOOM info, at 361-852-2100.

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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.