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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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  • There was so much history and natural log homes in this garden. it was much more than i expected. The huge chairs and tables on display in one area reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Well worth the v...  more »
  • I love botanical gardens and this one ones not disappoint. A lot of the flora wasn't even in bloom and it was still a great place. You truly get a feel for what grows well in Texas! 
  • This is a very interesting and well presented concept for displaying the broad spectrum of plants from the region. The gardens and buildings are intriguing BUT winter is not the time to visit unless y...  more »
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  • This is one of the first botanical gardens I've been to in the states and it was wonderful!!! We went during March so there were plenty of flowers beginning to bloom although I hear they have flowers for every season. The area is breath taking! This place captured our interest. I'd recommend to hit this place up early in the morning while its still cool because you'll want to take your time walking around this place. I'm considering taking some snacks next time in a pack to enjoy a small picnic surrounded by all that beauty!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This place is just so beautiful. Go check it out, it's family family and provides a sense of calmness.
  • 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.