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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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Address: 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209-6631
Phone Number: 210 207 3250
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A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33...

A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.

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Very nice garden

We were only able to spend a couple of hours here and could have spent the entire afternoon! We understand that this is a fairly new garden but they are doing a great job. We just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were only able to spend a couple of hours here and could have spent the entire afternoon! We understand that this is a fairly new garden but they are doing a great job. We just scratched the surface and enjoyed the way the garden is set up with its different areas. Some nice history and indiginitous plant displays. Well... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a professional botanical garden photographer, having been to most from coast to coast, this was most exceptional for the landscaping design and conservatory design. REMARKABLE!!! The garden, as expected for the region, is heavy on cacti, succulents, and other such flora. San Antonio is far from arid, but the heat sustains. I really like the aqueduct flowing water channels... More 

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Thank Diego C
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a great place to go if you are in a hurry. If you're local, get a membership and take it a bite at a time. Has the highest point in San Antonio, cool glass pyramid terrariums, a lake with bread-eating turtles, fish and ducks (bring your own bread), gift shop and decent restaurant. There is a lot... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good place to see loads of plants and quite on weekdays Interesting trails Probably not suitable for mid day high sun walkabout you might be tempted to jump in the fountains

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beautiful grounds, popular events, unique attractions and welcoming gift shop make this a must see for tourists and locals alike. I've been a member for years. An asset to the city of San Antonio.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 2 grandsons (aged 5 and 9) and they enjoyed the trails, particularly around the lake seeing the turtles and ducks. Walks are often in shaded areas (we went one morning in July). Although we found some of the sculptures and creations interesting the boys did not!! The hothouses were more to their liking.

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Thank John H
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live here and love to come here and relax and enjoy the landscaping. We love to pack a picnic and find a shaded spot for a break.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were a very nice place to visit. The structures are set up in landscapes of the different areas of texas. The only drawback is that due to the summer timing, most flowers are not blooming, so you see a lot of green, not many flowers. I would recommend to maximize your visit, to go during the spring and... More 

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Thank Todd W
Thonotosassa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walking paths , it's summer so only the hardiest flowers are blooming but there are plenty of great plants and trees. Lots of shade to take a break. Bring your own water. Two or three hours, parking on site.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolute must to visit. Just bring lots of water as it gets hotter than you can believe throughout the day. Really cool gardens. They have a Japanese garden, herb garden with incorrect identifying signs, all kinds of Texan terrain shown, rose garden, these enormous spheres that house exotic trees and shrubs. Just loved the feeling of being... More 

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