Thinking of gardening? Here’s some advice from the director of horticulture at San Antonio Botanical Garden
In honor of National Gardening Day, we spoke with horticulturist expert, Andrew Labay, who is the Director of Horticulture at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. He spoke about gardening and the benefits that come with it.
8 popular Irish herbs that grow in SA
SAN ANTONIO – Springtime is the season for planting herbs. Did you know several herbs that are popular in Ireland actually grow in San Antonio? For those of us getting into the Irish spirit this week, Ireland native and storyteller Jane McDaniel, president of the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, shares eight popular Irish herbs that grow in the Alamo City. Another popular Irish herb is caraway. For more information about the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, click here.
Open-air Frida Kahlo exhibit will make its world debut at San Antonio Botanical Garden this spring
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s connection to plants and the “natural world” will be on display in the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit. Frida Kahlo Oasis, inspired by the icon’s Casa Azul and its lush garden in Mexico City, will debut on May 8 and run through Nov. 2. Botanical Garden officials said it will feature vegetation, like Mexican native plants, tropical foliage and desert plants, that influenced Kahlo’s famous art. Casa Azul is where the renowned artist was born and was her final resting place. Watch: Inside Museo Casa Azul, birthplace and home of Frida KahloThe open-air exhibit will also include landmarks such as those in the Casa Azul garden, including a frog-themed fountain and Kahlo’s desk and easel.
New open-air Frida Kahlo exhibit coming to San Antonio Botanical Garden this spring
click image Instagram / fridakahloFrida Kahlo's "Autorretrato con mono." Artist Frida Kahlo’s love of nature played a key influence on her work, and the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s planned “Frida Kahlo Oasis” exhibit will explore that connection this spring.The exhibit — which opens May 8 — will include marigolds, elephant ears, agave and bougainvillea in an area shaded by oak trees. The display will recreate elements of Kahlo’s lush garden at Casa Azul, the Mexico City home she shared with husband Diego Rivera.The garden will also feature monumental animals that often recurred in Kahlo’s work, including a hummingbird and a monkey.“Frida Kahlo had a deeply rooted connection with the natural world, which was shown consistently in her incredible story, home, garden and mesmerizing artwork,” Botanical Garden CEO Sabina Carr said in a statement. “Through this one-of-a-kind open-air exhibition, the Botanical Garden wishes to inspire visitors and spark their own connection to nature as they are immersed by the many plants and landmarks from Kahlo’s life.”The “Frida Kahlo Oasis” exhibit will run through November 2. Throughout its residency, the garden will host art history lectures, cocktail and culinary workshops and other events inspired by the exhibit.sacurrent.com
Jardín at the San Antonio Botanical Garden now open daily, offering brunch on Saturdays
click image Instagram / jardinsatxLocal nature lovers are likely rejoicing that San Antonio Botanical Garden extended its weekday hours , but that also translates to exciting news for foodies.Jardín, the garden's Mediterranean-inspired restaurant helmed by SA chef Jason Dady, has also extended its hours, offering lunch and dinner daily and brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Previously, the restaurant was closed on Mondays and only offered Sunday brunch.Jardín's menu showcases flavors from Italy, Spain, Morocco and Israel via small plates, mezze-style bites, focaccia pizzas and heavier entrees.Located at 555 Funston Place, the restaurant is now open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and for brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden starts off March by extending its weekday hours
click to enlarge Courtesy of San Antonio Botanical GardenFamilies also can check out the Family Adventure Garden's 15 fun spaces that allow unstructured playing and exploration. The garden's weekend hours will remain the same, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can plan their trips to the garden atGet our top picks for the best (online!) events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Visitors can plan their trips to the garden at sabot.orgJust as spring starts to make its return, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is extending its weekday hours.Starting today, the garden will extend its evening hours, staying open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.sacurrent.com
There’s a lot to prune at San Antonio Botanical Garden following severe winter freeze
As the snow began to melt, they discovered the growth of plants, trees and flowers was now limp and even distorted. SAN ANTONIO – The pickup and restoration process continues across many parts of San Antonio following last week’s freezing temperatures. Some of the most visibly affected areas include the San Antonio Botanical Garden, where plants, flowers and even trees suffered tremendously due to the cold. Your membership fees go to the garden and that’ll help us a lot.”Employees at the San Antonio Botanical Gardene work endlessly to save plant life that brings joy and peace to visitors throughout the year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the San Antonio Botanical Garden click here.
These San Antonio-area businesses have announced closures, delays due to inclement weather
SAN ANTONIO – With the last round of wintry weather dropping snow and ice in San Antonio on Thursday, the following businesses have announced closures and delays. All elective surgeries and procedures at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio are canceled on Thursday. All inpatient areas and the Emergency Room at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio still remain open, along with The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Center – Westover Hills. Stores in the San Antonio area will operate from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Click here to see the full list of closures. San Antonio Botanical Garden - The San Antonio Botanical Garden will be closed to the public on Friday.
San Antonio Botanical Garden celebrates orchids in weekend-long event
click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio Botanical GardenRoses are red, violets are blue … and orchids bloom in various colors depending on the region they grow in.Many of these breathtakingly beautiful plants, including some rare species, will be on display during the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Orchid Weekend.In partnership with the Alamo Orchid Society, the three-day event will allow guests to frolic through the flowers and buy their own orchids or other plants from vendors. For those who want to capture the experience, photo-ops with an Orchid Wall will take place in the Lucile Halsell Conservatory’s Exhibit Room.Famously known as a finicky flower to maintain, the weekend will also include classes — for a separate fee — on how to keep an orchid alive for more than, say, a week or two.Just because the event is outside, doesn’t mean COVID-19 etiquette should be forgotten, though. The garden’s safety policies can be reviewed on its website.sacurrent.com
Botanical Garden offering free admission to San Antonio teachers, faculty
B. Kay RichterTeachers, school administration and support staff can get into the San Antonio Botanical Garden for free next week. The promotion is valid on Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, the garden stated in a news release Tuesday.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden giving free admission to teachers, school staff for limited time
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Botanical Garden is offering two days of free admission to teachers, school administration and support staff during the season of giving. The Botanical Garden said the staff can redeem the offer on Dec. 28 and 29. They must work in Bexar County, and the offer is for teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade. The offer is available online only. The Botanical Garden said the offer is a “thank you to the teachers and faculty who are working tirelessly to educate children and keep them safe during these challenging time.”Admission for adults is normally $15.
San Antonio Botanical Garden offering free admission to school staff for limited time
click image Instagram / sabotgardenThe San Antonio Botanical Garden will host two Teacher Appreciation Days next week, offering free admission to Bexar County educators and school staff. The gesture is meant to be a “thank you to the teachers and faculty who are working tirelessly to educate children and keep them safe during these challenging times,” according to the garden's website.The offer, which can be redeemed for up to four tickets, must be reserved online and corroborated with a school badge upon arrival. Free admission is valid for Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29 only.Teachers, administration and school support staff who would like to partake must work at a K-12 school in Bexar County to be eligible.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden offering ‘holiday movies by moonlight’
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Botanical Garden is offering a double-feature of holiday movies that will take place this weekend, according to garden officials. “The Polar Express” tells the story of a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Garden officials said the movies will be shown on the Greehey lawn and that hot cocoa, s’mores, and movie-inspired drinks and food will be available for purchase. Guests are also welcomed to bring low-riding lawn chairs and blankets, the press release said. Those interested in buying tickets can visit the Botanical Garden website ($15 adults; $10 child).
San Antonians get a second chance to hear Symphony Viva in concert via online rebroadcast
click to enlarge Courtesy of Symphony VivaIf you weren’t able to make it out to Symphony Viva’s outdoor concert earlier this month, they’ve got you covered with a recorded version of their performance at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, which will be available on demand via Vimeo on Sunday, November 22.For those who don’t know, Symphony Viva’s inception blossomed out of a benefit concert organized by Joey Garcia, along with local musicians in response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016.Now in its fifth season, this organization continues to take on local musicians of all levels and provides educational and performance opportunities.The concert, led by music director Joseph Kneer, includes pieces like George Frideric Handel’s, Richard Strauss’, and Paul Dukas’ “Fanfare” fromThis ensemble of earthy, delicate tones, combined with the backdrop of the Botanical Gardens streamed in 4K resolution, is a sure way to end the fall season as the elements in nature change around us.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden presents ‘Bone Appetit,’ a virtual Día de los Muertos cooking class
click image Instagram / sabotgardenThe Alamo and the San Antonio Botanical Garden have partnered to offer, an online Día de los Muertos cooking class led by Katrina Flores, a culinary and wellness programs specialist for the garden.The class will take place Tuesday, October 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Flores will be joined by Tim Hicks, the Alamo's living history manager. The duo will teach viewers how to prepare dishes including sopa Azteca, candied pumpkin with spiced piloncillo syrup, blood orange-marigold margaritas and champurrado, a traditional Mexican chocolate drink thickened with ground maize flour.Tickets forare offered at two price points: $35 and $50. The less expensive ticket includes recipe instructions and a comprehensive grocery list. The $50 tickets include an ingredient box which can be picked up from the Botanical Garden 72 hours before the event.Registration for the virtual event is open now at the San Antonio Botanical Garden websitesacurrent.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden hosting Halloween events for families, adults throughout October
SAN ANTONIO – Several autumn and Halloween events are on the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s schedule this weekend — a perfect combination with the upcoming cold front. The Botanical Garden is hosting Fall-O-Weekends this month, along with other events for adults, children and horror fans. Tickets to the scavenger hunt cost $35, and they include a “garden-inspired tasting menu” and a pumpkin sangria. San Antonio Botanical Garden Chef Katrina Flores and Silo Terrace Oyster Bar Chef Joseph T. Martinez will be the instructors. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 29-31, Horror on the Lake will put a frightful twist on the Botanical Garden.
Bootanica returns to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for outdoor Halloween hijinks
click image Facebook / San Antonio Botanical GardenTwo young celebrants at the Botanical Garden's 2019 Bootanica eventDoes frolicking through the flowers with the kiddos while celebrating Halloween sound like your idea of fall fun? If so, that’s exactly what the San Antonio Botanical Garden is offering during Bootanica — the garden enthusiast’s version of all things October.Scheduled for Saturday, October 24, the family-friendly Halloween celebration will include hands-on activities, trick-or-treating and the ability to explore the garden's fall flora. Guests at the annual H-E-B sponsored event are also encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes for the occasion.Access to the event will be included with garden admission and membership, and guests are expected to follow the garden’s COVID-19 guidelines during their visit.sacurrent.com
Larger than life sculptures debut at San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is inviting visitors to reminisce and explore visual art form through their newest exhibit OrigamiintheGarden². OrigamiintheGarden² features larger than life sculptures at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.) At the garden, the sculptures are a bit more sturdy, Eliana Rodriguez, marketing director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden said. In case you missed opening weekend, there’s still a chance to participate in origami-inspired events at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “Also, (there will be) some guided tours, Japanese-inspired cocktails and beer.”OrigamiintheGarden² will be on display at the San Antonio Botanical Garden until May 2021.
San Antonio restauranteur Jason Dady opens the doors on latest venture at Botanical Garden
click to enlarge Instagram / sabotgardenJardín, the new restaurant at the San Antonio Botanical Garden helmed by SA chef Jason Dady, has opened its doors to guests, offering serene garden views and flavors of the Mediterranean Basin, MySA reports The new eatery will feature lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus that showcase flavors from Italy, Spain, Morocco and Israel. Small plates, heavier entrees, mezze-style bites and focaccia pizzas will round out the savory offerings.Desserts such as Olive Oil Cake, Raspberry Panna Cotta, Nutella Torte and local paletas will sate any sweet tooth, according to the Jardín website.Jardín will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and for brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.Jardín is currently seating guests at 50 percent capacity, per current state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions, and interested guests can make reservations by calling the restaurant or visiting the botanical garden's websitesacurrent.com
Origami exhibit opening at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Botanical Garden will unveil a new garden exhibit this weekend. The opening weekend schedule will include guided and self-guided tours, origami-inspired activities, a cash bar, food prepared by celebrity chef Jason Dady and other food. Storytelling by Sue Kuentz will also take place on Saturday only, according to the Botanical Garden. OrigamiintheGarden² was created by American artists Jennifer and Kevin Box and is making its Texas debut here in San Antonio. Regular admission rates will apply for opening weekend, including $15 for adults, $13 for students and those with a military ID, and $12 for children 3-13.
Chef Jason Dady to open new restaurant at San Antonio Botanical Garden
SAN ANTONIO Chef Jason Dady is adding another restaurant to the list of his growing company. Dady has partnered up with the San Antonio Botanical Garden to open his latest concept Jardin inside the historic Daniel J. Sullivan Carriage House. It was important for us to partner with a chef of Jason Dadys caliber that could bring delicious, locally-sourced food to the Botanical Garden, San Antonio Botanical Gardens Chief Executive Officer Sabina Carr said. Chef Jason Dady to open new restaurant at San Antonio Botanical Garden. The San Antonio Botanical Garden has long been one of my favorite places in San Antonio.San Antonio restaurant launches outdoor movie nightsJardin, Dadys sixth restaurant in San Antonio, is expected to open on Sept. 10, and garden admission will not be required in order to dine in.
KSAT Kids: Parents, teachers wait for in-school safety measures to be announced; free virtual summer camps
To help continue with social distancing, KSAT Kids has some new at-home activities that children of all ages can enjoy. Both YouTube and the San Antonio Botanical Garden are offering free virtual camp experiences that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic. Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? San Antonio Botanical Garden offering virtual and in-person summer campsThe San Antonio Botanical Garden is trying to give kids something to do and get them active.
San Antonio Botanical Garden offering virtual and in-person summer camps
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Botanical Garden is trying to give kids something to do and get them active. Starting on June 29th, a chef cooking camp and an art and nature camp will begin. The chef cooking camp is virtual, parents can pick up a box of ingredients the week before. The art and nature camp will be done in-person for half days. Parents still have time to sign up their kids for either of the two camps on the Botanical Garden website.
San Antonio Botanical Garden Offering Free Admission for Healthcare Workers and Others
click to enlarge Courtesy of SA Botanical GardenThe San Antonio Botanical Garden is showing its community spirit by offering free admission for those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes first responders, healthcare workers, public transportation and City of San Antonio employees.Free admission tickets are good for up to four people and must be reserved online using the garden's website . Frontline workers should use the code HERO2020 when ordering tickets. The offer is valid from May 13-19.The Botanical Garden categorizes firefighters, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical services personnel and law enforcement officers as first responders. Anyone who works at a hospital is considered a healthcare worker.Those who qualify must present a work badge or proof of employment upon arrival.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden Marks Its 40th in the Next Normal
The San Antonio Botanical Garden had big plans for its 40th anniversary celebration on May 3. Most indoor exhibits at the San Antonio Botanical Garden remain closed as they do not allow visitors to maintain social distance. Meghan Lugo holds her son, Finn, and her husband, Joel, holds daughter Rosanna during a morning spent inside the reopened San Antonio Botanical Garden. Tomatoes grow at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. San Antonio Botanical Garden CEO Sabina Carr admires the flowers during a tour of the grounds on its 40th anniversary and first day open since the coronavirus pandemic prompted the closure of various public spaces in San Antonio.therivardreport.com
First Friday, Second Saturday, and the Rodeo All in One Weekend
This weekend features a First Friday and a Second Saturday, so theres lots of art to browse. Dont forget to check out the first San Antonio African American Book Festival and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, which opened this week. Family Flashlight NightThe San Antonio Botanical Garden is open for night-time visitors on Friday. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.SoFlo Market, 1344 S. Flores St.FreeSan Antonio African American Book FestivalThe first-ever San Antonio African American Book Festival, organized by the Friends of Carver Library, will feature discussions on how African American literature can shape our lives. Sunday, 6-9 p.m.Doa Tota, 923 N. Loop 1604 E Suite 115FreeSan Antonio Stock Show and RodeoTheres plenty to do at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.therivardreport.com
Trick-or-Treat by the River, Celebrate Diwali, and Enter a Costume Contest on Halloween Weekend
Not only are organizations around San Antonio marking Halloween with enthusiasm, but the India Association of San Antonio is celebrating Diwali and disABILITYsa is putting on the 13th annual AccessAbility Fest. The San Antonio Botanical Garden will also give a brief presentation on locally harvested produce, and guests can sample a fall-inspired tasting and beverage menu after. $31.50-$35Haunted RiverGet boozy drinks and hang out at the Haunted San Antonio River on Friday evening. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is bringing inflatable party rentals and a haunted lake to its bounds for a spooky evening. You dont need to buy botanical garden tickets to access the plant sale, but you need them to go into the garden.therivardreport.com
Kick Off October with Beer, Birthdays, and Barks in the Park
Also this weekend: Hemisfair turns 4, Wu-Tang Clan lands in San Antonio, and plenty of 5K races. Sustainability WalkThe San Antonio Botanical Garden practices conservation in its maintenance of the beautiful flowers and greenery on display. Saturday, 2 p.m.-midnightBrick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue StarFree2019 Bark in the Park San AntonioOoh and ah over spooky and cute pets at Bark in the Park on Saturday. Included with museum admission, $0-$20San Antonio SoulCelebrate authentic San Antonio sound at a Hemisfair and KRTU 91.7 FM-organized music festival on Sunday. Friday-SundayWyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 E Pecan St.$25 and upMo Amers Texas Homecoming TourHoustonian Mo Amer brings his jokes to the Laugh Out Loud Club in San Antonio this weekend.therivardreport.com
San Antonio Botanical Garden opens David Rogers' Big Bug Exhibit this weekend
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Botanical Garden is celebrating its David Rogers' Big Bug Exhibit opening this weekend. David Rogers' Big Bugs nationally prominent touring exhibit features bugs as tall as 25 feet with wingspans up to 17 feet wide. The David Rogers' Big Bug Exhibit will be on display at the Botanical Garden from Aug. 31 to Dec. 8. San Antonio Botanical Garden sweepstakesEnter to win four tickets to the Botanical Garden to see the Big Bugs Exhibit here. Sponsored article by San Antonio Botanical Garden.
San Antonio Botanical Garden Sweepstakes
SAN ANTONIO - You can win a family 4-pack to the San Antonio Botanical Garden! It's new exhibit David Rogers Big Bugs opens this weekend and is here through December 8. For more information, visit www.sabot.org. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
San Antonio Botanical Garden Brings Lineup of Summer Culinary Events
click to enlarge Instagram / sabotgardenWhile the San Antonio Botanical Garden may be known for its beautiful plants and scenic landscape, its lineup of culinary events should not be ignored. Every week there are $3 frozen margaritas at Rosella at the Garden, plant activities, guided walks, culinary docents, live music, food trucks and culinary drop-in demonstrations. The event will be taught by Botanical Garden Culinary and Wellness Programs Manager Dave Terrazas.The much anticipated craft beer festival will mark the end of the summer. Nonprofit San Antonio Cerveceros and the garden will showcase more than 40 local and regional craft breweries. Live music, food trucks, giant lawn games and more will round out the festival.For more summer culinary events, visit facebook.com/sabotanicalgardensacurrent.com
San Antonio boasts a hot lineup of food and drink events this week
When it comes to food and drink, there's plenty to do in San Antonio this week. Wine Education Series: Veuve ClicquotFrom the event description:Rosella at the Garden presents a monthly wine education series held at our beautiful location at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Price: $75Click here for more details, and to get your ticketsSan Antonio Teachers, Let's Meet! From the event description:Join us for our San Antonio Teacher Lunch at Blue Star Brewing Company, where you'll meet our co-founders, Scott and Jill, and chat about all things Teach Starter! You'll explore the beautiful city of San Antonio while getting a taste of its rich history and having a good time with your friends or family.
Get discounted tickets to SA Botanical Garden's Brews and Blooms
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Botanical Garden is hosting its semiannual Brews and Blooms event on Sept. 14. This craft beer festival kicks off at 7 p.m. and the party goes until 10 p.m. -- unless you're a premium ticket holder in which case you can get in an hour early! Premium admission includes 20 tickets for beer samples, while regular admission includes 12 tickets. There will be food available for purchase at the event from multiple food trucks. This event is for guests age 21 and up only.
San Antonio Botanical Garden to host dog friendly weekend
SAN ANTONIO - A Fido friendly weekend is coming to the San Antonio Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4. Swimming pools and water bowls will be located throughout the gardens for the Hot Diggity Dog Days event. Animal Care Services will be providing information on free and low cost spay/neuter options, vaccinations, free microchipping, volunteer and foster programs and adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 3. Dog Days admission will cost the same as regular admission to SABG with an additional $5 per leashed dog. Dogs will be welcome in the majority of the Botanical Garden areas with the exception of the Culinary Garden and Kitchen, the Family Adventure Garden and the Childrens Vegetable Garden, according to a press release.
Check out these 8 events taking place in SA this weekend
SAN ANTONIO - There is a little bit of everything going on this weekend, including a Christmas in July event. Cocktail: The Event: This event celebrates San Antonio's cocktail culture at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This is all taking place at Bexar Stage, which is located at 1203 Camden St. Day passes are still available. SA Teacher Fest: This free event is for educators only and will provide many resources. This will take place at 250 E. Grayson St., starting at 1 p.m.UFC Fight Night: UFC returns to San Antonio on Saturday.
Cocktail: The Event Taking Over San Antonio Botanical Garden with Tiki Theme
Hanzo, Photo by Jacqueline FierroThe San Antonio Botanical Garden will transform into a tropical Tiki party at the seventh annual Cocktail: The Event on Friday, July 19 from 8 to 11 p.m.Fifteen of San Antonios top bars will serve samples of Tiki-inspired cocktails using spirits from Deep Eddy Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila, New Belgium Mural and more. Attendees can also enjoy bites from local restaurants while celebrating the citys cocktail culture. Live music and special performances including multiple DJ stages will be featured at the event.Tiki-themed costumes are encouraged; costumed guests can compete in a contest hosted by San Antonio fashion and lifestyle bloggers Aquila Mendez-Valdez and Tori Johnson Cocktail: The Event is open to guests 21 and over.GA tickets cost $55 per person and include admission to the garden, food and drink samples, music and local vendors/artisans. A portion of proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Botanical Garden.sacurrent.com