Gardens become entirely different places after dark; night blossoms open up, nocturnal animals begin to prowl, and statues take their union-mandated coffee breaks. Get a glimpse of moonlit greenery with this Groupon.
$15 for Two Admissions to Gardens by Moonlight ($30 Value)
The Gardens by Moonlight concert event runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 13. Attendees enjoy nighttime views of the garden’s exhibits while listening to live music on four different stages. The musical lineup includes progressive bluegrass headliners The Greencards, who incorporate Irish folk, gypsy melodies, and Latin American rhythms into their music. The event’s proceeds will go to support the San Antonio Botanical Garden Society.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden, which rests on 38 acres, not only dazzles visitors with bright sunflowers and roses, aquatic plants, and a glass display case filled with orchids, but it also teaches them about the local and world flora with informative exhibits. Four large, formal beds showcase seasonally rotating displays, and the Texas Native Trail features representative species from Hill Country, East Texas Piney Woods, and South Texas. Encompassing a wider array of biomes, the Lucile Halsell Conservatory boasts collections of tropical fruits and desert cacti housed within glass buildings that surround the sunken tropical lagoon.
Aside from these exhibits, the botanical garden also hosts summer-camp sessions, school-group programs, and classes for adults as well as children. These programs include lectures and hands-on lessons that discuss local plants and which garden insects are helpful and which are harmful.