The San Antonio Botanical Garden serves as a 38-acre living museum of plants, tranquil escape, living classroom, research and conservation facility, and entertainment venue where art and cultural experiences come to life.
I am currently the Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist. In this position, I coordinate adult programming focused primarily on conservation but also cultural programs relevant to current exhibits. The conservation program consists of around 100 annual programs, in addition to regular Garden-wide and collaborative programs. For examples of classes I taught, please see my Work Samples.Examples of programs I coordinated: Ikebana with Orchids; iNaturalist Workshop & City Nature Challenge; Intriguing Coastal Plants of Texas; Urban Beekeeping; Urban Ecological Restoration; Fresh and Fruity Floral Arranging; Bonsai with Texas Natives.
I also manage the volunteer program consisting of approximately 200 active volunteers throughout the Garden using the GivePulse system.
Honey Tasting at Bee Day, 2021
Rain Chain and Sustainable Design
Virtual Tour of the Garden's Hives
Conservatory designed by Emilio Ambasz
September 19, 2020 - May 1, 2021
This incredible outdoor sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artists, Jennifer and Kevin Box, captures the delicate nature of the origami paper art form in museum quality metals. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists.
May 8, - November 2, 2021
Frida Kahlo Oasis, bringing to San Antonio a captivating rendition of the artist’s iconic blue home, Casa Azul, and lush green sanctuary that profoundly influenced her timeless art. This exhibition uncovers Kahlo’s deep connection with Mexican native vegetation and the natural world.
Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
These captivating illuminations dazzle the senses and include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. The trail blends new works, including a field of Texas bluebonnets, with guest-favorites, such as the show-stopping Cathedral of Light.