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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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Address: 555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
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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This place is wonderful. We spent about three hours at the gardens. It had plenty to see and we actually cut our visit short because it was so hot. Hummingbirds, cacti, many other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice, but needs work. We normally visit botanical garden and after AAA rated this as a gem, we chose to go. I must say I wouldn't rate it as a gem. It was nice and bus service went right to the front. Easy to get to using public transportation. Staff was friendly. Nice displays but very few labels on the... More 

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

This place is wonderful. We spent about three hours at the gardens. It had plenty to see and we actually cut our visit short because it was so hot. Hummingbirds, cacti, many other flowering plants were seen. From the overlook, you can see the Tower of America very clearly as well as other areas of San Antonio.

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was beautiful, even though we went on 100 degree July day. My favorite parts included the street with the tiny houses landscaped in different ways (traditional American, Southwestern courtyard, cottage garden, etc) and the beautiful conservatory you could walk through. We even saw a few weddings going on. It would only have been better if the weather was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place puts my local gardens to shame. Utterly beautiful. Enough shade to help with the hot days. Wonderful smaller exhibits showcasing specific plant types. Waterfalls and small rainforests add to the ambiance. Stop in at the bistro for a wonderful meal and fresh lemonade. And the prices make it well worth it.

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

The gardens take different shapes at different times of the year and are always a pleasure to stroll through. There is also a good restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. They open for Sunday brunch as well and have special events.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was pleasantly surprised by this place. They've done a tremendous job with showcasing the various biomes of Texas, and for any botany geek that's a tree-mendous find (get it?). I was especially impressed with the Deep East Texas pond area, as a lot of soil had to be trucked in to replicate the natural setting from that region. There is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by the botanical gardens to walk around; but we were expecting a little bit more flowers. I understand that Texas has a different climate than SC, so I think my expectations were a little high. It was pretty hot out, and we were able to go through the gardens in about 1 hour. The greenhouses had very nice flowers.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Member since we moved to San Antonio 5 years ago. BEST DEAL EVER! Quiet, relaxing, peaceful about 355 days a year and just plain beautiful ALL the time. Those other 10 days--- Great Events like Jazz nights, Classic movie nights outdoors, and others (OK, Dog Days are cute, too; that's our puppy's fav.)

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Whitewright, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place, it is truly amazing the detail and the beauty that man has created in the gardens. I have been visiting this place for decades and it only gets better

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a native San Antonian, I frequently visit the Botanical Gardens. The different regions of Texas are well represented - the piney woods area is especially interesting with it's pond and old log cabin. Beautiful rose garden, Japanese garden, green houses and water features. There are frequent art displays throughout the gardens as well. Have not tried it, but there... More 

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