August is going to be a busy month this year at the Botanical Garden with a range of diverse events lined up. They include artist lectures, fitness, summer camps, cooking sessions, and a lot more. If you want to stay busy or engage your children in something productive this summer, August events at the Botanical Garden are the way to go!
Botanical Garden August 2021 Events
Artists’ Gardens in Mexico: Lecture by Kathryn E. O’Rourke (Thursday, August 19 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM) $15 ($8 member); $5 student with ID
Frida Kahlo’s garden at the Casa Azul Garden was one of the many significant private gardens in 20th century Mexico, designed by or for prominent artists and architects. The lecture will consider Kahlo’s garden about the gardens of Edward James, Luis Barragán, and Juan O’Gorman. Additionally, it will explore some of the ways architecture, painting, and photography intersected in these exquisite private landscapes. To register, click here.
Summer Camps: August 2 to August 6 and August 9 to August 13 for Ages 7-12.
Click here to register.
- Mondays Sunset Flow Yoga with Alamo City Yoga
- Tuesdays Little Sprouts Hike
- Tuesday, Aug. 3 LIVE in the Garden: Azul Barrientos & Friends
- Thursdays Storytime in the Garden
- Thursdays Noches de Frida
- Friday, Aug. 6 Sustainability Guided Tour
Foodie Cinema: Nacho Libre Friday, August 6 | 6:30 – 9 PM $55 ($49.50 member)
Enjoy Jack Black’s classic comedy, Nacho Libre, with film-inspired food and drinks. For age 21+. Click here to register.
DIY: Margaritas & Guacamole Saturday, August 14 11 AM – 12 PM & 12:30 – 1:30 PM
$35 ($31.50 member)
This is an opportunity for you to learn about the history of margaritas and guacamole and take part in crafting delicious delicacies with fresh ingredients. Click here to register.
Pound Fit & Mimosa Sunday, August 22 | 10 – 11:30 AM $35 with Ripstix® ($31.50 member); $35 ($31.50 member)
Drumming transformed into a full-body workout! After the session, enjoy a mimosa and small bites from in the in-house chef of the Botanical Garden. Click here to register.
Pound Fit and Mimosa – Image Courtesy – San Antonio Botanical Garden
Homeschool Day: Junior Naturalist Wednesday, August 25 | 9 AM – 12 PM
$10 student; $11 chaperone
This one’s an amazing event for children 6 to 12 years of age. It allows them to explore the Botanical Garden and native wildlife through a naturalist’s lens and with a range of hands-on activities and trail tours. Click here to register.
American Eden – Lecture by Victoria Johnson (Distance Learning) Tuesday, August 31 | 6:30 – 8 PM $10 ($9 member)
Historian Victoria Johnson features her latest book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, in this virtual lecture. The book has been termed “captivating” by Wall Street Journal and Ron Chernow (Alexander Hamilton). Click here to register.
The list of event also includes,
- Saturdays Morning Flow with Alamo City Yoga
- Saturdays Trek and Tone
- Friday, Aug. 13 Date Night: Summer Nights in Mexico City
- Saturday, Aug. 14 & 28 Pop-Up Culinary Demo
- Saturday, Aug. 14 Movies by Moonlight in the Garden: Coco
- Thursday, Aug. 19 WaterSaver Guided Tour
- Thursday, Aug. 19 Artists’ Gardens in Mexico: Lecture by Kathryn E. O’Rourke
- Thursday, Aug. 19 Mexican Cerveza Tasting
- Friday, Aug. 20 Salsa Dancing & Botanas!
- Thursday, Aug. 26 Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour
- Thursday, Aug. 26 Date Night: Frida’s Fiestas
- Friday, Aug. 27 Sips & Sunset in the Garden
- Saturday, Aug. 28 DIY: Za’atar
About the San Antonio Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is a non-profit botanical garden in San Antonio. It is the city’s official botanical garden and a living museum of native and imported plant life for visitors to learn, enjoy and appreciate. The museum is situated at 555 Funston Place San Antonio, TX 78209. To know more, click here.
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