San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio

4.7
#7 of 19 in Parks in San Antonio
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. With our international travel planner, San Antonio attractions like San Antonio Botanical Garden can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Spent a few hours and really enjoyed this place. Its well maintained and beautiful. Great place for small kids to marvel over the animals  more »
  • We are members of the Garden. We joined when our 3 year old was one. This is one of our favorite places to visit. Our son asks to go on a regular basis. The staff is so friendly. They host great event...  more »
  • Ample parking, with admission for adults at $12 ($10 for Seniors). It is beautifully designed, easy to negotiate, and the flora are readily identified by what seem to be thousands of placards. The rea...  more »
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  • My family and I got in for free thanks to the SAWS representative just outside of the ticket booth. Once in, I was in awe of the garden's beauty and I loved the Christmas decorations everywhere! Perfect setting for a picnic. Dogs are even allowed on certain days, which I can't remember off the top of my head. My favorite part was seeing all the butterflies everywhere. I highly recommend visiting the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
  • Well didn't know what to expect when I arrived. But this place is spectacular. They have all shorts of gardens. Be prepared to be here for a while if you want to see the entite place and enjoy it. It took us at least 4 hours to walk to threw the entire place and since we didn't want to miss any exhibit we made sure we followed the map. They also offer annual passes and feature different family events around the year. Have fun exploring.
  • One of the most beautiful places in the city. Botanical gardens are a great place to take wedding or graduation pictures also a great place to go if you just wanna be around nature. They have all sorts of events throughout the year that you can Volunteer for as well.
  • I want to vent my great frustration with the Botanical Garden. The issue: Handicapped access to the old park. Renovations and new additions are great. My issue is being always with the uneven surface stones that covered the old park. My son is in wheelchair and one the worst surfaces for wheelchair is the bumpy uneven grounds from the old park and ramps access to the Japanese area, roses,Texas landscape and fountains, doors to the orchids, no access to the cactus areas and the list goes on and on. Why the main entrance area have such a incline drive? Try to push someone with a wheelchair up a hill? Anybody in charge get on a wheelchair or walker and tried to navigated through the park and you would realized why my frustration is all about. Better idea: put your son or daughter on a beautiful day on a wheelchair and you will realized what is this all about. Someone needs to investigate this issue and money needs to be invested asap before complains turned into demands.
  • We love the botanical gardens! My kids (5 & 7) always have so much fun. The new additions are beautiful and the parking is great now. We always look forward to going to one of the Halloween events in the fall.

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