There are few things more wonderful than spring in a garden filled with colorful and creative birdhouses. Add the fact that birdhouses are giant, people-sized dwellings, and you have the makings of a family-friendly experience you’ll never forget! The San Antonio Botanical Garden will help residents feel almost birdlike (minus wings, feathers and flight) starting March 29 with the display of six one-of-a-kind life-size birdhouses.
The Birdhouse Exhibit is the latest partnership between the botanical garden and the San Antonio chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Past collaborations brought the Terrific Treehouses Exhibit in 2008 and the Playhouses and Forts Exhibit in 2010.
Out of 16 entries, six birdhouses were selected for construction and display. They include the Eco Echo Dome, The Egg Nest, The Tree Birdhouse, The Purple Martin Gourd, the Baobab Family Birdhouse and The Cuckoo Bird Playhouse.
The Birdhouse Exhibit continues through June 29 at the botanical garden. The exhibit is free for botanical garden members and is included in the cost of a daily garden admission.