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Community Speaking

The Botanical Garden’s engaging speakers will bring a wealth of experience to your organization while our information booths at events are full of resources related to the Botanical Garden as well as the rebate programs of the San Antonio Water System.

All presentations and demonstrations can be modified to fit time constraints, level of interactivity, and content needs. Costs may vary based on staffing expertise level and needs of requesting organization. Reduced or waived costs may be available for non-profit and educational groups.


  • On-site presentation or workshop: $150 for an hour, plus $25 for each additional half hour
  • Virtual presentation or workshop: $75 for an hour, plus $15 for each additional half hour
  • Information Booth: $50 per hour


If you are interested in a topic not listed below, please reach out and the education team will check on staff availability.

Ethnobotany of Native Plants
For thousands of years, Texas plants have been used for sustenance, medicine, and the establishment of the area. As the region and its populations changed, so did the ethnobotany (relationship between people and plants). Learn about ethnobotany, what it is, and the unique history of the plants in this area.

Seasonal WaterSaver Landscaping
Want to learn to keep your landscape looking great during the different seasons? This presentation is designed to teach residents of San Antonio how to create beautiful landscapes that last all year long that do not require a lot of water.

Plants for Central Texas Gardens
Explore native plants that are well adapted to the Central Texas climate and serve a variety of landscape purposes from seasonal color to wildlife needs. Our presenters will introduce you to grasses, perennials, and trees that are our area’s botanical heroes.

Community Events

The Botanical Garden’s education team is excited about sharing its mission and is dedicated to promoting water conservation through landscaping at community events, fairs, and showcases. Our WaterSaver booth educates, sparks curiosity, and focuses on water-saving techniques for landscapes in South Texas.

In the past, the Botanical Garden has participated in the following types of events:

  • Homeowners Associations
  • Home and Garden Show
  • Landscaping & Nursery Companies
  • Public Libraries
  • Garden Clubs

Public Speaker and Community Event Scheduling

If your group is interested in requesting a Botanical Garden speaker at your meeting or a WaterSaver booth at your event, please contact [email protected].

Presentations and WaterSaver booths are scheduled based on the availability of presenters.

These programs are provided in partnership with