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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. Make San Antonio Botanical Garden a part of your San Antonio vacation plans using our San Antonio trip maker app.
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Right now, the living structures, "Storybook Magic," are the main attractions. The trail around the pond (with tortoises) has a lot of shade trees. There is another pond with carp, smaller fish and a.... more
Right now, the living structures, "Storybook Magic," are the main attractions. The trail around the pond (with tortoises) has a lot of shade trees. There is another pond with carp, smaller fish and a.... more »
Founded in 1980, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is a 38-acre property that once was the site of a former limestone quarry and waterworks owned by the city. Since opening as the city's official...
Founded in 1980, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is a 38-acre property that once was the site of a former limestone quarry and waterworks owned by the city. Since opening as the city's official... more »
Gorgeous visit on a gorgeous day! Tremendous variety of gardens and plant materials. Came to see Native Texas Trail plantings and found whole areas representing the Hill Country and south and east Texas. Happy to finally see Texas bluebonnets in person! The specialty exhibits in the conservatories were unique and not to be missed. Don't skip the Fern Grotto! Even the gift shop didn't disappoint. Wish I could have brought home some of the live plants for sale as they were a steal! Last shout out to the very helpful ticket seller who kindly showed me how to get around, made great suggestions, and generally set a fantastic mood for my visit - which did not disappoint!
We went in March before all the roses were in bloom yet we still had a wonderful time! The grounds are beautiful and the pavilions were magical. I would highly recommend spending some time at the botanical gardens, I could have stayed all day. Oh and there is an incredible Childrens area with water features to play in and lots of other things to explore. There is a little gift shop that has some grab and go snacks and drinks.
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