Zoo, Walmart & Centro Replace Planters Destroyed During Protests

Recent events downtown San Antonio have left many of the flower pots that were once filled with a kaleidoscope of brightly colored flowers and plants decimated.

San Antonio Zoo’s horticulture team saw an opportunity to give back and lend their talents, and Walmart saw the opportunity to provide the plants and more expertise. We’ve proudly partnered with Centro San Antonio to create a more beautiful and welcoming downtown for locals and visitors. San Antonio Zoo, Walmart, and Centro will each have volunteers planting the donated flowers downtown, starting in the Camden lot between 8 am – 12 pm.

“San Antonians and people from around the country have embraced and donated to us during the zoo’s closure and we are always looking for ways to give back to our community.” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO San Antonio Zoo. “Zoo guests consistently comment on our stunning flowers and vegetation throughout the zoo. We are excited to provide zoo guests the opportunity to take part by donating plants to this cause.”

“San Antonio is unlike any other city in America and the San Antonio Walmart team is proud to join the zoo and give back to the heart of our city,” said Jessica Villanueva, Walmart regional general manager for Central and South Texas. “Our downtown is special and we’re honored to help beautify it for our neighbors and visitors.”

“Centro works every day to make downtown more beautiful and welcoming, including the hundreds of flower pots and baskets we deploy to add natural color and beauty to the streets,” said Matt Brown, Centro CEO. “We were blown away when the San Antonio Zoo and Walmart offered to help us restore some of our recently damaged flower pots so that the entire community can enjoy beautiful landscaping downtown once again. We are so grateful to have these wonderful partners with us in this effort.”

Photos: San Antonio Zoo

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