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Right now at the Garden you will find oversized, interactive displays of everyday backyard items in the Big Garden Little Me exhibit. Giant, colorful Adirondack chairs invite candid photo opportunities and the whole family can play a game of oversized checkers in the midst of the Garden’s Amphitheater lawn with equally oversized game pieces.

Imaginations will soar when kids “shrink in size” as they run through giant “blades of grass” to experience an ant’s perspective. Exaggerated giant and miniature picnic tables pique the imagination of all our visitors. You’ll even get an ant’s view from a huge picnic table!

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Child plays at the Big Garden, Little Me exhibit. Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

“Engaging children in nature is what the Garden is all about,” explains Bob Brackman, executive director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “This playful exhibit is fun for the entire family to enjoy together.”

Get outdoors at the Garden this fall. Remember it’s called the “great outdoors” for a reason! Fall means cooler weather so bring a lunch and picnic in the family friendly setting of the amphitheater or enjoy delicious daily lunch specials or weekend brunch in the Carriage House Bistro. The bistro is closed on Mondays.

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Children play at the Big Garden, Little Me exhibit. Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Relatively mild winter temperatures create the possibility of fun family times outdoors through much of the winter. So step outside, slip on your walking shoes and enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature. Big Garden Little Me will be in the Garden until Dec. 31.

Special thanks to our sponsors Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation, and Dickson-Allen Foundation for helping to bring this experience to life. Additionally, San Antonio Public Library cardholders may enjoy $1 off regular admission prices.

*Top Image: Large adirondack chairs, part of the Big Garden, Little Me exhibit at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

The San Antonio Botanical Garden's mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.