San Antonio Botanical Garden

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San Antonio Botanical Garden

San Antonio Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.
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ArtPhemister
Chattanooga, TN375 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We visited San Antonio Botanical Gardens during its holiday Lightscape program. It was absolutely stunning! The lights were amazing and very different from display to display. Our favorite was Sea of Lights and Blebonnets, but everything was amazing. There is a $25.00 admission price but the cost of admission is well worth it.
Written December 6, 2021
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butrfli480
Boca Raton, FL130 contributions
Jul 2021
Very much enjoyed my visit to the botanical gardens. Spent only an hour and a half here so I didn't see the whole property but what I did see was lovely. Could probably spend at least half a day walking around the grounds. Maybe not in the Summer though-we went in the morning and by noon it started getting too hot to stay. They had the Frida Kahlo exhibit that was lovely-it was to demonstrate how she kept the garden in her own home in Mexico which was interesting to see. All the spaces seemed well taken care of and everything was labeled which was nice-not all gardens are great about that. I would recommend a visit and also visit again if I ever return to the area to visit.
Written July 28, 2021
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neematron
Orlando, FL242 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
While in San Antonio, my girlfriend and I decided to check out the botanical gardens. Although not the most exciting place to visit, My girlfriend really wanted to go and it ended up being an undeniably beautiful place. We both felt it was well worth seeing. It costs $15 per person, but once you go and see the sheer size and amount of work that must go into maintaining the botanical gardens, you understand why they charge and we felt that it was worth the price. Our favorite part was the conservatory. It is made up of several glass structures that look like hideouts for bond villains. In each structure, they had built a unique ecosystem that housed different tree and plant species representing respective climates/regions. As I said before, a garden May not be the most exciting place to hang out, but it is beautiful and taking in the scenery was still something that my girlfriend and I both enjoyed. I believe we spent about two hours walking the grounds and seeing the sights. I recommend anybody who visits San Antonio to Stop by the botanical gardens. I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed and if you’re looking for a peaceful place to see some cool plant/tree life than these immense gardens are the place to go. Think of it as a plant zoo!
Written January 17, 2020
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Kelly B
Iowa4,115 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I had read somewhere that the botanical gardens had suffered a lot of damage during the February frost, but, as a first time visitor, I noticed very little damage.

We went in late June, which was extremely hot, but so many things were blooming and it was beautiful! I definitely recommend bringing water with if you do plan to go in the summer.

My favorite area was the section with the glass pyramid buildings; the buildings in themselves are really neat to see, and the plants inside are a bonus. Most of the glass buildings are extremely hot, but there is one that is air conditioned, and even has misting spray! A big hit on a hot day.
Written June 25, 2021
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Robert F
3 contributions
Oct 2021
So much to see. So many different kinds of flowers and trees-all on a very nice trail throughout. You can see rainforests in enclosed glass terrariums, an amazing lake right in the middle this this place-don't miss it as it's on a dirt trail. Old cabins and workshops..Well worth the visit-been there many times.
Written June 22, 2022
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PatsyTeach
Johnson City, TX70 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I visited for the first time to see the Origami in the Gardens exhibit, but I will come back again because the gardens themselves are so amazing! Came on a weekday and I felt very comfortable socially distancing. Great children's area. Highly recommend.
Written October 25, 2020
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,292 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Many acres of plants, apparently of Texas. Outdoor flower gardens have flowering plants, which bloom at different times of the year. There are vegetable patches. And there are indoor "conservatories" featuring different ecosystems. Interesting. I spent about an hour walking around. Social distancing was easy to maintain outdoors. It was more challenging within the indoor exhibits. Admission for adults is $15. Worth the price.
Written December 31, 2020
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eatsleeptour
Dallas, TX731 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
We went to the botanical gardens to view their holiday lightscape. We went with another couple. We purchased tickets online and also got a parking permit. Getting in in part was very simple. They also offered a shuttle service that you could do so you didn’t have to pay for parking. The light scape was excellent!! There were so many different types of light installations that I had never seen before especially for a Christmas lights display. Even though there were quite a few people they seem to move through the gardens without a lot of congestion. Throughout the gardens there were a few places that offered snacks and drinks but we did not get any of those. The trails were lit adequately so did not have any issues following the trail in the dark. I’ve never been to the botanical gardens during the day but it looks like a beautiful place and would be worth revisiting. I highly recommend the lightscape!
Written December 26, 2021
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volcanogirl
Texas13,372 contributions
Apr 2021
In addition to being a botanical garden with many plants and trails, the San Antonio Botanical Garden also offers wonderful cooking classes in their beautiful outdoor kitchen. We took the Spanish cooking class on a Friday night and learned to make authentic sangria, paella, and a crema Catalana topped with fresh strawberries. All of the fruits and vegetables we used came from the botanical gardens. Chef Katrina Flores was a wonderful, patient teacher; the class was fun and highly interactive, and everyone had a great time. The outdoor kitchen is fully covered which was great when a huge thunderstorm rolled through. In addition to cooking classes, they offer everything from yoga to movie nights. Just check out their online calendar or get on the email list to see the latest offerings. We look forward to going back again to take more classes and love how they've turned this place into so much more than a garden.
Written April 29, 2021
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Jen78703
Austin, TX1,602 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We went for a night event. While it was still light we really enjoyed wandering around looking at the plantings. They have divided it into small but very well done sections. There are several conservatories including one with a fern grotto & waterfalls.

Unfortunately when it got dark not all the sections were lit up. We didn’t expect to that so didn’t think to bring flashlights.

Written October 16, 2020
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