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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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Address: 555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number: 210 207 3250
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Description: A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33...
A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.
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"An Outdoor Heaven"

We spent the entire day at the botanical gardens. The Rainforest Exhibit was a favorite , because it was so cool inside, and the plants were beautiful. If you go please see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Newland, North Carolina
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Newland, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We spent the entire day at the botanical gardens. The Rainforest Exhibit was a favorite , because it was so cool inside, and the plants were beautiful. If you go please see the Japanese Garden. It is so calming. A beautiful place to spend an entire day!!

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were privileged to enjoy a private guided tour around the gardens. We were keeping to quite a busy schedule and if time had allowed I would have loved to have spent longer here. There is so much to explore. I loved the different species of citrus with their heavenly scent. The different areas of planting such as the Japanese... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place is HUGE! allow plenty of time to take it all in and bring your best walking shoes. Beautiful grounds and upkeep.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There are both formal and display gardens, plus a sensory garden and a large conservatory area with plants from all over the world, from dry zone to ferns and jungle. Unfortunately, not all the plants in the garden are labelled, though the majority are, but in the sensory garden, although there were labels, a lot of the named plants were... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife loves flowers and takes hundreds of pictures. For our anniversary, I decided to spend a few hours walking with her through the garden. There were several flowers and plants that we had not seen in other gardens, which made our trip very enjoyable. I would recommend a visit to the SA Botanical Garden, if you or someone in... More 

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South Africa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We've visited many public gardens over the years. This one is pretty average- a strange little "Japanese" garden that's seriously inaccurate and unimpressive, some hot-houses that are OK, and a rather nice walk where the planting is far more natural. It culminates in a secluded lake that makes it worth a visit if you have an hour or two to... More 

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Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went to the garden without knowing about the Lego exhibit. There were lots of families with kids later so I'm glad we went early. There is a lot to see so probably plan for more time than you think. We took Lyft from our hotel by the Riverwalk and it was fairly quick. We did take the bus back... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great for children. Not very big. Had a good time with the kids. Kind of out of the way from other attractions in San Antonio.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited in the afternoon and also had lunch at their bistro cafe. Good food and usually not crowded during the week day. Gardens were not at their peak of blooming but lots of different sections of the gardens to explore. Tropical, Japanese, cactus and children's gardens all interesting. There is also a section that features Texas native plants. Wear plenty... More 

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The gardens that they do have are lovely. I have a membership that gets me and someone else in for free. So free entrance is nice. There was one area that just looked forgotten about. They could do so much more with the acreage they have.

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