Festival Of Flowers

Presented by San Antonio Water System, the 13th annual Festival of Flowers will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at Alzafar Shrine, 901 N. Loop 1604 West, between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco Road.

The day will include educational seminars and shopping for plants, landscape materials and gardening accessories. Other highlights, according to www.safestivalofflowers.com, include:

  • Bring your plants and seeds to swap the City-Wide Plant Exchange — the largest exchange in the state.
  • Discuss with the experts the latest in natural and organic gardening at the Organic Roundtable.
  • Talk one-on-one with the area's most experienced gardeners at the "Ask the Expert" booth.
  • See demonstrations on rain water harvesting, floral design and herb cooking.
  • Find fresh produce and Texas specialty foods at the GO TEXAN™ Farmers Market.
  • Enter your own prize plant in the first Alamo Area Horticulture Show and Competition sponsored by the Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service, Bexar County Master Gardeners and the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.

$6 for adults; free for children younger than 10. Free parking.