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Japanese Tea Gardens

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Phone Number: 2105593148
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by...

Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

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This is a small little park, nice for a little stroll and specialty tea. It was very hot outside, so we couldn't stay long without getting overheated. This would be an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small little park, nice for a little stroll and specialty tea. It was very hot outside, so we couldn't stay long without getting overheated. This would be an incredible venue for photography! Nice relaxing time, but don't need to spend more than an hour.

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful garden it was in renovation but is almost finish beautiful place too walk , take lots lots and lots of pictures beautiful wather fall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a wonderful morning exploring the Japanese tea garden. We walked around the short trails and enjoyed the ambiance. As it was August the weather was very hot and humid so be prepared with sunscreen. The gardens have sun and shady areas so you are never in the sun for too long. Beautiful displays. There was some construction going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely Japanese Garden with some excellent photo opportunities. Serene and peaceful when not crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's under construction but it was still nice. We had a great time looking around even in the rain. Very nice place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit! I went with a friend and we poked around for about an hour. It's very peaceful, and very lush. I was sad it was pretty, small, you can walk around the whole thing in 15 minutes.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a hidden gem! So pretty and peaceful. They were doing some improvements while we were there which meant there was some areas closed off but nothing that interfered with our enjoyment of the gardens. We visited early in the morning before the heat got too bad and the crowd was small. The flowers, ponds, and waterfall were... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a picture when you step into the garden. The gate shows Chinese garden, when everywhere else is called it Japanese garden.... not sure why..... Nice little garden to spend time take a walk and take picture when it's free~~~~

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little getaway for something to done in San Antonio. Things were a bit died down due to the extreme heat Texas has been getting but I'd love to see it when the flowers and plants are in full bloom around Spring and/or Fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling solo and visited this beautiful Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio. Even though it was quite hot and humid, it was a wonderful visit, so serene. The main part, when you first enter near the cafe was under construction but it did not take away from my visit. How awesome this venture was, not only was it... More 

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