San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio

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Bursting with life year-round, the nature trails and conservatory at San Antonio Botanical Garden feature blossoms from all over the world. Admire the cacti gardens and desert blooms as you walk the outdoor paths. Small signs along the way identify the plants. Keep an eye out for the garden's many birds. Self-guided tours are popular, or you can reserve a spot via the website on a guided bird or nature tour. For the current blooming schedule, check the website. If you work up an appetite, enjoy a meal at the Carriage House Bistro. Plan your San Antonio Botanical Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in San Antonio using our San Antonio trip builder.
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  • August 9, 2017
    If you are from a country where there are botanical gardens is not worth going; you will lose time. What I could see is that the entrance is a small, familiar and accessible hotel reception. You can take your basket with food for a picnic. It has restaurant, but it is not in operation. I suggest that you call before you go, because there's nothing to eat. There are greenhouses xerophyte plants, orchids and fruit trees.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The botanical gardens are interesting, with many beautiful displays and walking areas. We especially liked the desert areas and cactus, but ... remember San Antonio can be HOT - and some of the greenh...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    I stopped in really because I try and see new stuff every time I come to SA. But I was pleasantly surprised by these gardens. They were well organized, easy to get around, not to expensive to get in, ...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Went with my fiance a while back on a day that was crazy hot! I recommend going on a day that is more on the mild side unless you want to sweat through all your clothes going through the green houses! The flowers and plants are absolutely stunning though! They have made an amazing oasis in the middle of SA! I got plenty of info about marriage ceremonies from the information desk and can't wait to book a day!
  • July 3, 2017
    My family and I had a blast walking around and seeing all of the different plants/trees that we wouldn't normally see where we live. It was educational for all of us. Granted, we did go in the heat of the day in summer but there were lots of places to sit in the shade and catch our breath. We are seriously considering getting a yearly pass.
  • July 1, 2017
    Wonderful place! The garden is amazing and beautifully maintained. Love all the bird watching opportunities here! I can't wait to go back!
  • March 26, 2017
    This place is beautiful. I would love to go back and visit at different times of the year, to see what else is in bloom. Its a good amount of space, but not too long of a tour. The greenhouses are really cool, too. Love the idea of a garden for the blind! Definitely worth a return visit.
  • March 19, 2017
    The San Antonio Botanical Garden is one of my favorite places in the city. We've been members for years. It's a lovely way to get out and get some exercise and learn a bit in the process. They are currently expanding the garden, and I cannot wait until the new area is finished. Also, on three weekends a year, you can bring your dogs to the garden for an extra $5 per dog. The extra charge goes to animal-related charities in the San Antonio area.

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