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Japanese Tea Gardens

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3800 N. Saint Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
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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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I was very impressed. It is a hidden gem in San Antonio. I would recommend anyone to stop by to walk through the park.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very impressed. It is a hidden gem in San Antonio. I would recommend anyone to stop by to walk through the park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Due to the time of year we visited- February- nothing was in bloom and many trees were bare, yet the gardens are pretty and peaceful to visit. Glad we went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place, lots of flowers and pants many I had never seen, beautiful setting nice walking paths

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a delight. The gardens are full of a wide variety of plants, very well kept and cared for. I took a friend from out of state here who loves photography. What a great place to capture natures beauty. Stop by, enjoy the peaceful gardens. You'll be glad you did.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This self paced tour was beautiful. Its very well taken care of and protected. The garden was full of lush plants and sites. Lots of unique walk ways and views. Great for families or people looking to go on a nice nature walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked into the grounds & just was in awe of all the stones surrounding the building of this garden. Wish we were there when in bloom but no crowd on a Thursday noon time. Easy to find w/gps from the airport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken by family when visiting, was nit sure what to expect. UNBELIEVABLE!!! Gorgeous views, walikng the paths, the gardens, the buildings... just too much to describe! Search this place out you won't be disappointed!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not what you expect in San Antonio: a genuine Japanese garden just north of downtown. It's a really nice spot to talk a walk and enjoy nature. This was an old rock quarry (the original quarry buildings are at the front) and many years ago the city asked a Japanese artist and his family to move in and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost skipped visiting the Japanese Tea garden because I was running out of time on my vacation, but I am so glad I decided to go. This is a such a beautiful spot and it really feels like you're getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city without having to go very far. I spent about 45... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful garden, great to relax and have a picnic or even to take pictures. It has a nice fish pond with lots of fishes that our little one loves.

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