Botanical Gardens Adult Education Seminars

The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, at 8545 S. Staples St., presents three adult education seminars in September. Up to 30 participants may attend in-person, with spaced seating in Education Station, facemasks recommended, reservations required. ZOOM also is available. Classes are free with membership or general admission, $5 others. For reservations or ZOOM link, call 361-852-2100.

Adult education is planned and coordinated in cooperation with Nueces Master Gardeners.

9:30 am, Saturday, September 10: PREPARING FOR LESS WATER.

This year’s drought reminds us we always need to be prepared to conserve water in our landscapes. Joanne Salge, Nueces Master Gardener and Xeriscape Corpus Christi chair teaches practical application of water conservation principles with easy ways to transition existing landscape into water-smart areas, able to economically survive year-round, especially in hot summer months.


Nueces County Extension Horticulture Agent Kevin Gibbs talks about tropical landscape options, with insights on plants surviving the unusually cold weather; and plants still in freeze recovery process.

9:30 am, Saturday, September 24: STOP THE BLEED.

Too often gardeners focus on plants more than themselves, but garden safety should always be a priority. Learn about garden first aid and safety from Spohn Hospital Shoreline’s Jennifer Carr to prevent your garden endeavors from becoming a trip to the ER.