San Antonio Botanical Garden
Tour the various garden walks, architecture and ever-changing garden exhibits. Eat lunch (or brunch Sat./Sun.) at the charming Anne Marie’s Carriage House Bistro (closed Mondays). You can also give your gardener one of the Botanical Garden’s gardening classes, which take place year-round and include topics in water conservation, native plants, nature drawing, Tai Chi and more; prices begin as low as $10. They have an on-premises Garden Gate gift shop brimming with gardening and children’s books, wind chimes, hats, toys, natural products and more. A Botanical Garden membership might also make a great gift, as members receive free daily and event admission for one year, reciprocal privileges at many gardens, arboreta and conservatories across the nation, discounts for classes and camps, gift shop items, plant sales and at the Bistro. Or you can even dedicate a living garden bed for a year to a loved one. Check out their website for more details.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, San Antonio 78209, 210 207-3250. www.sabot.org.
By Josie Seeligson