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San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
210 207 3250
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Ranked #14 of 200 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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San Antonio, Texas
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420 reviews 420 reviews
54 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you have any kind of green thumb or just appreciate nature's variety of plants and trees, this is an excellent place to fill up your senses. From the herb gardens, to Texas natives, to the architecturally pleasing glass greenhouse, this place is full of wonderful diverse plant species. Jazz concerts held here during the summer are magical with all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The botanic gardens were a highlight of our trip at San Antonio. The kids even had fun. They have a large section devoted to Texas and the different regions and habitats. This was really interesting. There are a number of unique zones for you to discover. The views to town from the lookout are great and the glasshouses are a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have nothing bad to say...this place is awesome and I look forward to a return trip. My kids loved it as well.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After 2 days of enjoying the Riverwalk area, we spent a morning at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. It was a hot and humid morning, but there was plenty of shade and nice breezes. There is a large assortment of native plants and trees and plenty of places to enjoy the sounds of nature. My only complaint is that not... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The San Antonio Botanical Gardens is a great place to visit if you want to get away from the city without ever leaving the city. My favorite places are the peaceful Japanese garden and the relaxing lake area. You can totally immerse yourself in these areas and not remember that you are still in a big thriving city. Truly a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Any garden within a metropolitan area is a welcome retreat. These gardens offer the usual varieties of foliage/plants/flowers and some delightful surprises. Take a break, refresh, relax, enjoy

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The San Antonio Botanical Gardens are a must see for anybody who likes plants or the outdoors. The gardens contain an extensive collection of outdoor Texas plants and world plants in a naturalistic setting which is eco-friendly. The beautiful birds that live in the lake and water are worth seeing for bird lovers. The trees and plants provide the birds... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I was there at the end of opening hours. Even not sure we decided to visit. We had only one hour but was enough. Beautiful gardens. In summer bring some water and sun protector.

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