Gear up for San Antonio Botanical Garden Pequeño Pepper Day on Saturday, July 24, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The garden brings the heat with its second Pequeño Pepper Day, which, this year, focuses on the chiles of Mexico and San Antonio. The day will feature a lot of fun, entertainment, and activities for families.
San Antonio Botanical Garden Pequeno Pepper Day Events
Enjoy a performance from Azul Barrientos, San Antonio’s beloved singer/songwriter Guadalupe Dance Academy perform. The performance begins at 10:30 AM. From 10:30 to 11 AM, visitors will enjoy a guided tour of Frida Kahlo Oasis. Later, from 11 AM to 2 PM, there will be culinary demonstrations.
Pequeno Pepper Day is a great event to celebrate with your entire family. From 10 AM to 2 PM, there will be a number of events, activities, and exhibitions going on. These include Pepper Varietals Displayed throughout Culinary Garden, Pepper Plant Sale (10 AM until sold out), Gardening Q&A in the Culinary Garden with Bexar County Master Gardeners, Family Activities including Pepper Stamp Art and Pepper Hand Prints, and Cash Bar with Spicy Cocktails. Click here to buy tickets.
San Antonio Botanical Garden Pequeno Pepper Day – Pepper Inspired Classes
Pepper Day Inspired Classes include,
Ethnobotany of Pepper
Saturday, July 24, 10 AM – 11 AM $10, $9 for members
This one comprises learning how the shrubby Texas native Capsicum annum took the world’s palate and turned out to become a culinary, cultural, and medicinal staple. You can have a chance to win a chile tepin plant. Click here to register for the event.
DIY: Chile Infused Tequila
Saturday, July 24, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM $30, $27 for members
This is an opportunity to learn about the history of chile-infused alcohols and partake in crafting a bottle of chile-infused tequila. It also includes the refreshing chile margarita featuring the homemade chile-infused tequila. Click here to register for the event.
Growing Peppers in San Antonio
Saturday, July 24, 1 PM – 2 PM $20, $18 for members
Andrew Labay, the Garden’s Director of Horticulture, teaches everything about peppers and growing them in San Antonio. Additionally, it includes a brief presentation and a walk through the garden to see the various varietals and the growing methods. Click here to register for the event.
About the San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a non-profit botanical garden in San Antonio, Texas. The garden is spread across 38 acres and is the city’s official botanical garden. As mentioned on the website, the park’s mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. Click here to know more about the garden.
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