Thinking of gardening? Here’s some advice from the director of horticulture at San Antonio Botanical Garden
In honor of National Gardening Day, we spoke with horticulturist expert, Andrew Labay, who is the Director of Horticulture at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. He spoke about gardening and the benefits that come with it.
8 popular Irish herbs that grow in SA
SAN ANTONIO – Springtime is the season for planting herbs. Did you know several herbs that are popular in Ireland actually grow in San Antonio? For those of us getting into the Irish spirit this week, Ireland native and storyteller Jane McDaniel, president of the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, shares eight popular Irish herbs that grow in the Alamo City. Another popular Irish herb is caraway. For more information about the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, click here.
Open-air Frida Kahlo exhibit will make its world debut at San Antonio Botanical Garden this spring
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s connection to plants and the “natural world” will be on display in the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit. Frida Kahlo Oasis, inspired by the icon’s Casa Azul and its lush garden in Mexico City, will debut on May 8 and run through Nov. 2. Botanical Garden officials said it will feature vegetation, like Mexican native plants, tropical foliage and desert plants, that influenced Kahlo’s famous art. Casa Azul is where the renowned artist was born and was her final resting place. Watch: Inside Museo Casa Azul, birthplace and home of Frida KahloThe open-air exhibit will also include landmarks such as those in the Casa Azul garden, including a frog-themed fountain and Kahlo’s desk and easel.
There’s a lot to prune at San Antonio Botanical Garden following severe winter freeze
As the snow began to melt, they discovered the growth of plants, trees and flowers was now limp and even distorted. SAN ANTONIO – The pickup and restoration process continues across many parts of San Antonio following last week’s freezing temperatures. Some of the most visibly affected areas include the San Antonio Botanical Garden, where plants, flowers and even trees suffered tremendously due to the cold. Your membership fees go to the garden and that’ll help us a lot.”Employees at the San Antonio Botanical Gardene work endlessly to save plant life that brings joy and peace to visitors throughout the year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the San Antonio Botanical Garden click here.
These San Antonio-area businesses have announced closures, delays due to inclement weather
SAN ANTONIO – With the last round of wintry weather dropping snow and ice in San Antonio on Thursday, the following businesses have announced closures and delays. All elective surgeries and procedures at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio are canceled on Thursday. All inpatient areas and the Emergency Room at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio still remain open, along with The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Center – Westover Hills. Stores in the San Antonio area will operate from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Click here to see the full list of closures. San Antonio Botanical Garden - The San Antonio Botanical Garden will be closed to the public on Friday.
San Antonio Botanical Garden giving free admission to teachers, school staff for limited time
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Botanical Garden is offering two days of free admission to teachers, school administration and support staff during the season of giving. The Botanical Garden said the staff can redeem the offer on Dec. 28 and 29. They must work in Bexar County, and the offer is for teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. The offer is available online only. The Botanical Garden said the offer is a “thank you to the teachers and faculty who are working tirelessly to educate children and keep them safe during these challenging time.”Admission for adults is normally $15.
San Antonio Botanical Garden offering ‘holiday movies by moonlight’
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Botanical Garden is offering a double-feature of holiday movies that will take place this weekend, according to garden officials. “The Polar Express” tells the story of a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Garden officials said the movies will be shown on the Greehey lawn and that hot cocoa, s’mores, and movie-inspired drinks and food will be available for purchase. Guests are also welcomed to bring low-riding lawn chairs and blankets, the press release said. Those interested in buying tickets can visit the Botanical Garden website ($15 adults; $10 child).
San Antonio Botanical Garden hosting Halloween events for families, adults throughout October
SAN ANTONIO – Several autumn and Halloween events are on the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s schedule this weekend — a perfect combination with the upcoming cold front. The Botanical Garden is hosting Fall-O-Weekends this month, along with other events for adults, children and horror fans. Tickets to the scavenger hunt cost $35, and they include a “garden-inspired tasting menu” and a pumpkin sangria. San Antonio Botanical Garden Chef Katrina Flores and Silo Terrace Oyster Bar Chef Joseph T. Martinez will be the instructors. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 29-31, Horror on the Lake will put a frightful twist on the Botanical Garden.
Larger than life sculptures debut at San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is inviting visitors to reminisce and explore visual art form through their newest exhibit OrigamiintheGarden². OrigamiintheGarden² features larger than life sculptures at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) At the garden, the sculptures are a bit more sturdy, Eliana Rodriguez, marketing director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden said. In case you missed opening weekend, there’s still a chance to participate in origami-inspired events at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “Also, (there will be) some guided tours, Japanese-inspired cocktails and beer.”OrigamiintheGarden² will be on display at the San Antonio Botanical Garden until May 2021.
Origami exhibit opening at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Botanical Garden will unveil a new garden exhibit this weekend. The opening weekend schedule will include guided and self-guided tours, origami-inspired activities, a cash bar, food prepared by celebrity chef Jason Dady and other food. Storytelling by Sue Kuentz will also take place on Saturday only, according to the Botanical Garden. OrigamiintheGarden² was created by American artists Jennifer and Kevin Box and is making its Texas debut here in San Antonio. Regular admission rates will apply for opening weekend, including $15 for adults, $13 for students and those with a military ID, and $12 for children 3-13.
Chef Jason Dady to open new restaurant at San Antonio Botanical Garden
SAN ANTONIO Chef Jason Dady is adding another restaurant to the list of his growing company. Dady has partnered up with the San Antonio Botanical Garden to open his latest concept Jardin inside the historic Daniel J. Sullivan Carriage House. It was important for us to partner with a chef of Jason Dadys caliber that could bring delicious, locally-sourced food to the Botanical Garden, San Antonio Botanical Gardens Chief Executive Officer Sabina Carr said. Chef Jason Dady to open new restaurant at San Antonio Botanical Garden. The San Antonio Botanical Garden has long been one of my favorite places in San Antonio.San Antonio restaurant launches outdoor movie nightsJardin, Dadys sixth restaurant in San Antonio, is expected to open on Sept. 10, and garden admission will not be required in order to dine in.
KSAT Kids: Parents, teachers wait for in-school safety measures to be announced; free virtual summer camps
To help continue with social distancing, KSAT Kids has some new at-home activities that children of all ages can enjoy. Both YouTube and the San Antonio Botanical Garden are offering free virtual camp experiences that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic. Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? San Antonio Botanical Garden offering virtual and in-person summer campsThe San Antonio Botanical Garden is trying to give kids something to do and get them active.
San Antonio Botanical Garden offering virtual and in-person summer camps
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Botanical Garden is trying to give kids something to do and get them active. Starting on June 29th, a chef cooking camp and an art and nature camp will begin. The chef cooking camp is virtual, parents can pick up a box of ingredients the week before. The art and nature camp will be done in-person for half days. Parents still have time to sign up their kids for either of the two camps on the Botanical Garden website.