SAN ANTONIO – Forty years ago, on May 3, 1980, the Botanical Garden was established as a 501(c)(3) with the mission to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. The Botanical Garden celebrates this milestone anniversary with the reopening of the garden gates after a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Botanical Garden reopens for business on Sunday, May 3.
Sabina Carr, San Antonio Botanical Garden CEO, states, “The health and safety of our visitors and employees is our top priority at the Botanical Garden. As such we actively consulted with the City of San Antonio officials, the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas, and others to make the decision to reopen. We are excited to welcome everyone back to the garden and experience the peace and tranquility this 38-acre urban oasis has to offer; we want to be part of the healing process for our community.”
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is also offering free admission to first responders, health care workers, public transportation, and City of San Antonio employees from May 13-19.
The free admission is being given as a thank you “keeping our community and city safe during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to their press release.
About the San Antonio Botanical Garden: The mission of the San Antonio Botanical Garden is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives. The San Antonio Botanical Garden features 38 acres of nature spaces located deep in the heart of San Antonio. Daily admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is $15 adults; $13 students, seniors, military; $12 children age 3-13; $3 Museums for All (with SNAP or WIC EBT card and valid ID). San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place at North New Braunfels. Parking is free. The Botanical Garden is open yearround except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit sabot.org or call 210.536.1400.