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San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
210 207 3250
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Ranked #13 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Gardens
Description: A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.
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Cypress, Texas, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully laid out arboretum a majority of the plants labeled. The native Texan trails are great ideas, realized to perfection. Rest in the bird blind for more than a few minutes and it will be worth it as we saw beautiful Baltimore orioles and numerous hummingbirds along with a Wilson's warbler. Kids seem to love it there,... More

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Mineola, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We arrived at the Biotanical Gardens at around 9am on a Monday. We had the whole place to ourselves! The Japanease Gardens were my favorite, they were so incredibly peaceful. We had fun watching the Koi fish in one of the ponds. Overall we spent around 2 hours touring the different gardens. When we left at around 11am, the parking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My boyfriend has an avid interest in horticulture and is always eager to visit Botanic Gardens whenever we travel. We walked from our hotel (Sheraton Gunther) to the Alamo Plaza tourist office to buy $4 daily bus passes and to board the #7 Sightseer Special bus (tip, you can text the stop numbers on the bus signs to get updated... More

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Whether you're touring the gardens on your own, or taking one of the guided tours, you and your family will be sure to thoroughly enjoy yourselves while taking it all in. The gorgeous scenery, scents of the lush flowers and plants, and RELAXING atmosphere make this the PERFECT "low impact" attraction for everyone! Perfect for family photos, or just taking... More

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a great place to just take a walk and enjoy all the plant and birdlife. Easy to navigate and what we loved best was that it was so quiet and peaceful. A real treat away from all the loud city action. I loved the Hammock’s you can lay in and the oversized lawn chairs are fun. Nice place... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well designed and maintained park. Easy to navigate its several themed areas. The on-premise bistro is a pleasant surprise. They take pride in their menu creation and execution of some unique dishes. Good service and worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have lived in San Antonio almost all my life. This was the first time I had ever been to the botanical garden. I was truly amazed surprised. They have done an outstanding job of representing every aspect of plant and birdlife in this area. I loved how they used all natural materials. The layout is easy to follow. There... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to S.A. a lot but never got a chance to come here. We came almost towards the ending of winter during a spring break and while there weren't a lot of flowers in bloom, there was a lot to see here. You really get your money's worth here and it wasn't overly crowded. Lots of opportunities for... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Botanical Gardens has a lovely setting with a fabulous city overlook. We enjoyed walking the through the regional areas of Texas and learning more of the history of the state while the desert displays were very interesting and beautiful as well. The orangery was our favorite area with pomegranate, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime trees in abundant view. This was... More

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Texas, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went during the day in August so it was incredibly hot. We probably would've stayed even longer had it not been so hot. It was beautiful and had something for everyone. My favorite greenhouse was all of the palm trees and my boyfriend loved all the tropical plants. They also have some older homes on site if you like... More

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