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OUR EXOTIC PARROTS continue temporarily OFF DISPLAY as a precaution during spring migration season when wild birds returning north still may be carrying Avian Flu, and while we finish some repairs.
We’re sorry for this inconvenience!
Meanwhile, please visit our reptiles and butterflies.

BOULIGNY CHALLENGES GARDENS AGAIN!

Philanthropist Eugene Bouligny challenges select non-profits to raise NEW MONEY, he matches the agreed-upon goal!  Our latest Bouligny Challenge is $50,000 which began January 1! Your donation to the Gardens can be doubled; but what constitutes NEW money?A FIRST TIME DONOR—foundation, company or individual.

DIFFERENT PROJECT than before. A brand new Membership, or Gift Membership. A need for help after severe weather.  Small donations add up in scattered on-site donation jars. OR a new project!

Since S. Oso Parkway opened, we need additional aluminum perimeter fencing and gates, estimated at $75,000; more cameras and other security equipment.

If you can help meet our $50,000 Bouligny Match, please send your contribution, how it’s to be used, and contact info to: South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S. Staples, Corpus Christi TX, 78413; or call Executive Director Michael Womack, or Marketing Director MaryJane Crull, with questions or credit card info, at 361-852-2100

EVENTS ON TAP

MOONLIGHT ENTERTAINED MORE THAN 500!

Perfect weather, a full moon, eight food stations, superior margaritas, very
popular “Zingy Lemongrass Light“ signature beer, and vibrant sounds of the CLARISSA SERNA BAND headlined our 15th MOONLIGHT in the GARDENS signature fundraiser, Friday, October 27th, presented the ninth year by
CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery. A Fire Dancer rounded out the show!

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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 27. This year, it’s at the Jewish Community Center, 750 Everhart. Seminar is Saturday, July 20, at Botanical Gardens.

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PRIVATE MINI ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS—New!

We’ve redesigned our PRIVATE ENCOUNTERS for longer time periods! Small groups can enjoy fun interactions with THREE reptiles (USDA regulations), with guests holding each animal, giving them snacks, taking photos in private setting. A great party, birthday, anniversary, or friend treat! Fees go to our Veterinary Fund!

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WEEKEND ANIMAL EVENTS

Guests visiting Saturdays or Sundays are treated to REP-TALES,10:30 am, on the lawn area. “Kids” of all ages learn relationships between resident reptiles and adapted reptiles we’ve accepted as rescues. Never touched an Iguana? Now’s your chance! If you child isn’t shy, you won’t be either!

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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.

RENT...

…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!

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!

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