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What to know about Big Bloom plant sale at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

  • April 9, 2023
In this 2019 file photo, volunteers Karen Easton, left, and Candy Tidmore price plants in preparation for the annual Big Bloom plant sale at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center.

In this 2019 file photo, volunteers Karen Easton, left, and Candy Tidmore price plants in preparation for the annual Big Bloom plant sale at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center.

A popular event of the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is back.

The Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale & Garden Festival is set for Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8545 S. Staples St.

The event offers $2 Community Day admission thanks to presenting sponsor Corpus Christi Medical Center.

Shoppers are advised to bring a plant cart. Members enter free and can shop early at 9 a.m.

Members are advised to check expiration dates and renew before the sale. They can do so online at www.stxbot.org or at the Visitors Center, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Parking is free.

Things to do

The springtime family-friendly event and fundraiser drew 5,000 shoppers last year. The event offers an abundance of colorful plants for sale, a garden full of entertaining “eco-fun,” food trucks, kids’ zone and on-your-own tours of the botanical gardens, including the Orchid & Bromeliad Conservatories, trails and wetlands.

Pictured, from left, are B.J. Kershaw, Stephanie Riske, Bob Paulison and Betty Thomas, co-chairs of the 2023 Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale & Garden Festival at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center.

Pictured, from left, are B.J. Kershaw, Stephanie Riske, Bob Paulison and Betty Thomas, co-chairs of the 2023 Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale & Garden Festival at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center.

Included in admission are:

  • Reptile Shows at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Animal Events Tent

  • Parrot Presentation at 1 p.m., Animal Events Tent

  • Ladybug Releases at 11:30 a.m. (Hummingbird Garden), 1:30 p.m. (Sensory Garden) and 3:30 p.m. (Rose Garden)

  • Butterfly Releases at noon and 3 p.m., Butterfly House

The Easter Bunny hops in about 2 p.m. Food trucks are on site 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What kinds of plants will be for sale?

Hundreds of plant

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