April 13 brings Botanical Gardens BIG BLOOM!

Dollar Day, Mega Plant Sale, and Eco-Fun

plantsCORPUS CHRISTI–The BIG BLOOM!, South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center’s annual mega Plant Sale and garden festival, will be 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, April 13, on Gardens & Nature Center grounds, 8545 S. Staples St.  It’s DOLLAR DAY—visitors may shop and tour the Botanical Gardens for just $1 per person thanks to DOLLAR DAY corporate environmental sponsors.

Cheniere Energy, CITGO, Flint Hills Resources, H-E-B, Jason’s Deli, NuStar Energy, Port Corpus Christi and City of Corpus Christi Solid Waste Services.

This year’s BIG BLOOM!  includes orchid and plumeria sales, landscape plants and specialty plant and yard art vendors.  Entertainment features butterfly and lady bug releases, reptile shows, visits with our exotic parrots, afternoon music, new Kids Tree House playground, and more.  Park free, enter through the Rose Garden Pavilion.  Members are admitted free, may begin shopping at 8 a.m., and get 10 percent discount on Botanical Gardens plants and Nature’s Boutique merchandise.  Vendor spaces are still available.  For information, call 361.852.2100.

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center Big Bloom Schedule with admission ONE $DOLLAR made possible by the above referenced sponsors:

8     Membership Table Opens

8-9   Members-Only Shopping

9-5   Big Bloom, Orchid Sale, Vendors, Nature’s Boutique, Tree House, Bounce House, Nueces Master Gardeners for Plant Questions

10:30 Lady Bug Release—Sensory Garden

11    Reptile Show—Eco-Fun Tent

12    Butterfly Release—Butterfly House

12-3  Music by Spark in the Dark—Eco-Fun Tent

1-3   Parrots Galor / Companion Bird Club—Bromeliad House

1:30  Lady Bug Release—Hummingbird Garden

3     Reptile Show—Eco-Fun Tent

3:45  Lady Bug Release, Rose Garden

5     BIG BLOOM Closes—

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