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San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • What can I say, love nature, love photography and love flowers, got to do all three, They have a magnificent collection of plants and flowers, and they have set pumpkins and scare crows all over the p...  read more »
  • The Botanical Garden features many different native and non-native plants housed in separate buildings designed to simulate their natural habitat. 
  • My wife and I went in March 2016. She loves public gardens and we often visit them when traveling. This is one of the very best! There are so many little features like streams, ponds, old style buildi...  read more »
  • If you love flowers, plants, or walks this is a great place to visit. The grounds are large, clean, well kept, and managed by a friendly staff. They have different exhibits for different climates which is pretty interesting. They also have bathrooms and drink vending machines throughout the grounds so you can always find water even on the hottest days. They also have a garden to promote gardening to children, I think they have a set day and time for this activity group but I'm not sure when it is.
  • Want to do something unique with your kids? Take them here! It's a great way to get them out in nature to see flowers, butterflies, squirrels, and ducks. The grounds are expansive and well labeled. I really enjoy the Japanese tea garden near the front. It's quiet and peaceful.
  • When I was single I brought dates here. Lots of great spots for fun, romance, photos, and picnics--what ever you are looking for. Lovely setting for all occasions. Now that I am married with kids we are members and take advantage of the duck/turtle/fish feeding at the lake (bring your own bread), the traveling exhibits they offer, and family walks. Membership is best--that way you don't feel you have to do it all at once. This is not a good place to be in a hurry! Currently undergoing massive expansion, should be complete in 2017. Construction doesn't interfere with your enjoyment of the space.
  • Great place to spend a day. Part of the gardens is a group of covered biomes with desert and rainforest sections. Outdoor rose garden, a Japanese garden with a koi pond, and a large area with historic cabins and plants from other areas around Texas. Plenty to see and learn for not too much money.
  • I love our botanical gardens. This is the second year that I have gotten a membership there. Beautiful grounds that all peak at different seasons ensure that no matter when you go there will be something pleasing to the senses. Go early when it is still cool and explore!
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