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San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
210 207 3250
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Ranked #11 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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OK2234
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

There was a great variety of plants and habitats, with water views, and bird watching too. They also have a few indoor displays with more humid habitats. They had lots of benches, and even a few hammocks to rest on. One problem was handicap access was difficult. There were lots of stairs and uneven stone walkways. We did however very... More

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Mt Holly, NJ
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's a little difficult to find, but once you enter the gardens, yu are transported to another time. The garden is laid out very well and covers more area than you think. This is a very relaxing time and what beautiful flowers and plants. If you have time, stop in and eat in the little bistro near the entrance. It's... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I loved everything about it. All the exhibits are great. T the gardens are perfect. You go from one place to an other and is pure enjoyment I met a lady that was in charge of the sensory garden, and she was tending to that place with such care, like if it was her own Magical

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Cypress, Texas, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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