San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio

#6 of 26 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 various gardens are amazing. It was very hot but bathrooms and water are available throughout the grounds. There is a beautiful shaded lake on the back end of the property. The kids garden is a po...  more »
  • The Botanical Garden has parking and we had a nice time, spending 1.5 hours before we were overheated, visiting the areas closest to the entrance. There is more to see but we were tired from the heat....  more »
  • I went here with friends from out of town as we were looking for things to do. I was pleasantly surprised and really want to go back. The variety of plants is overwhelming. I recommend it for families...  more »
  • Our family loves this place, especially now with the Family Adventure Garden. My son easily spends hours there, playing in the water, building things with sticks, rolling down the hill, playing house, digging in the sand pits. Make sure you go all the way to the back of the garden, there are fun houses and a theater setup that kids enjoy. It is definitely worth coming out! There is a shaded sitting area, with 2 bathrooms in the kids garden and a big lawn for running around or laying down on a blanket. Make sure to bring hats and an extra change of clothes. The gift shop at the entrance also has a few snacks, ice pops and drinks to keep hungry ones happy if you forget to pack food. Kids and adults will also enjoy exploring the rest of the gardens, especially the lake. It is a peaceful and wonderful place to relax.
  • Do yourself a favor and go here. It's the most peaceful place in the city. The gardens are well maintained. Staff are friendly and informative. There's lots of room for the kids to roam without worrying about them getting away from you or out of your sight. The events are fantastic, although parking can sometimes be a problem with their more popular events. The new remodel was a great addition! Can't wait to spend more time here!
  • Beautiful Lush scenery. Lots of walking. Don't forget sunblock and allergy medicine and bottled water. Parking is fair.. Admission prices are reasonable 12.00 adult and 9 kids. Picturesque. You can plan a wedding here also. Restaurant with full bar and brunch. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the grounds. Great family area and awesome HEB grown food with cooking demonstrations. All around great place to visit alone or with the family.
  • The gardens are coming into season, the new family area will be opening soon. Plan a visit, you will enjoy your time there. Come often as we approach Spring the gardens will have many changes. There is a major renovation project underway, we will miss the old water area and the fountain, these features were icons of the garden. New water features will never be the same. Come anyway a great place to visit.
  • Wonderful place for a family trip. Food and drinks are allowed, and it is a beautiful place for a picnic. The new family centers are wonderful. Clean and well-maintained paths and buildings. Really appreciate the water bottle refill stations at the water fountains!

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