San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio

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#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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  • The grounds are large and feature many flowers which flourish in San Antonio's mild climate. In addition to outdoor plantings, this garden features huge terrariums creating many different climate zone...  more »
  • Nice Fall touches with pumpkins and scarecrows. The grounds are kept immaculately clean and staff is friendly and courteous. Enjoyed the many cacti, as this is a rarity for us visitors from Tennessee.  more »
  • We spent a delightful and relaxing two hours at the San Antonio Bontanical garden. The displays of the Texas and Tropical flora are very well done, both outside and in the large conservatory. For any ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Wonderful place! The garden is amazing and beautifully maintained. Love all the bird watching opportunities here! I can't wait to go back!
  • 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.
  • 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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