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2015 HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS - EVENTS CALENDAR
Upcoming Events at the SOUTH TEXAS BOTANICAL GARDENS & NATURE CENTER
BIG BLOOM Plant Sale!
Saturday, April 4, 9am-5pm DOLLAR DAY! (Members Early Entry 8-9 am)
Our spring garden festival and only Plant Sale of the year! Kids activities, Orchid Sale, specialty vendors, butterfly release in the Butterfly House, ladybug releases, reptile shows and more . . . plant experts on site. NEW with Texas Master Naturalists—nature trail ‘walk and talk’ tours, kids ‘touch & learn’ tables in EcoFun Tent, and birding scopes on Wetlands Boardwalk. Buy a NEW membership at 10% off; get discounts on plants and Nature’s Boutique purchases. FLORA, FAUNA, affordable FAMILY FUN!
SOUTH TEXAS BOTANICAL GARDENS ORCHID SHOW
Saturday/Sunday, April 18/19, 9 am-6 pm; Education Station Meeting Room
See beautiful blooming specimen plants from the Coastal Bend’s orchid aficionados’ private collections and locals that just love to grow these fascinating tropicals. Plants and other orchid products will be available from vendors. Anyone may exhibit plants. No exhibition fees. Entries must be submitted on Friday, April 17, 9-6, at Botanical Gardens Education Station. . FREE ADMISSION TO ORCHID SHOW in Education Station (General Admission applies to visit rest of Botanical Gardens). FMI: Sam Jones, Orchid Curator, 361-290-7429.
WORLD OF WATER presented by City of Corpus Christi Utilities and Water Resources
Saturday, April 25, 9 am-2 pm.
Enjoy water-related science displays, water conservation and environmental issues, hands-on experiments and other fun activities provided by City of Corpus Christi water professionals and local environmental groups in a relaxing outdoor atmosphere. Free Admission during this event, courtesy of City of Corpus Christi. General admission applies after 2 pm.
NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY / ! MOTHERS DAY FREE WEEKEND
MOMS GET IN FREE! Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 8-10.
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with us and the American Public Gardens Association, on Mothers’ Day Weekend! At Visitors Center Check-in, all a mother needs to say is “Moms Love Flowers!”, and she gets in free. Sorry, the rest of the family pays general admission. (Of course, members always get in free.) SPECIAL MOMS DAY DEAL: Buy Mom a membership this weekend, at 20% off for a year’s worth of
free admission, Nature’s Boutique, Turner’s Gardenland and other discounts, plus 200+ U.S. Reciprocal Gardens!
FATHERS’ DAY FREE WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14
Just say, “It’s Fathers’ Day,” and Dad gets in free Saturday & Sunday of Fathers’ Day weekend!
Take a walk with Dad, enjoy the birds, gardens, resident reptiles, Gator Lake, trails and other guy stuff! Sorry only dads are free—all other non-members pays general admission!
MOONLIGHT IN THE GARDENS 2015
Friday evening, October 30. Botanical Gardens signature fundraiser. Astronomical Appetizers, Stellar Spirits, Best Steak on the Planet, Saturn’s Sweets (chef on site), with entertainment including Jupiter’s Jazz Bar, Starlight Silent Auction & Grand Galaxy blackboard auction, Heavenly Butterfly Release, Lunar Illuminations, music and dancing with Flashback! Information on underwriting, sponsorship, tickets. 361.852.2100
BOTANICAL GARDENS ‘BUCK’ DAY!
Saturday, November 7, 9 am to 6 pm.
Before the Plumeria are tucked away for winter, while tropicals are in top form, while butterflies are in abundance, everyone can visit the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center--enjoying the FLORA, FAUNA AND FUN--for just $1 per person! See the Rose Garden, Orchid Collection, Bromeliad Conservatory, ‘artful’ Sensory Garden . . . meet Resident Reptiles and exotic parrots, enjoy a butterfly release in the Butterfly House, explore trails and wetlands, shop new Nature’s Boutique.
Joan Batman Nature’s Boutique HOLIDAY SALE for MEMBERS!
Saturday, November 14-Thursday, December 31
All your favorites, and generous selection of new merchandise and books—all 20% off for members. Beat Black Friday, avoid Holiday shopping crowds, find unique merchandise in relaxed, intimate setting with reasonable prices! NOT A MEMBER???? Purchase your membership before you shop. GIFT MEMBERSHIPS make great gifts to enjoy all year. Open daily 9am to 6pm, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Jason’s Deli is sponsoring the 2014 Education Calendar!