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“Plenty of Photo Ops Here”

Japanese Tea Gardens
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$55.00*
and up
San Antonio Electric Scooter tour to The Japanese Tea Garden
Ranked #13 of 265 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Wading River, New York
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402 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Plenty of Photo Ops Here”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was such a pretty garden, even though we went on a cloudy February day. I imagine it would be even more spectacular during the spring and summer months when more flowers are in bloom. When we first entered the garden, we came across a very unusual pagoda made of some type of stone. It was quite impressive. There are a lot of steps here without handrails, which might be a problem for some. Admission is free.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“JTG's”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I liked the nature & the ability to take a picture in it, but I thought it could have been bigger. Also, it was a bit crowded & I thought there would be some Japanese tea to drink! I also thought there would be more Japanese birds but there were only Koi fish in a pond, & I thought there would be some Japanese buildings but there was only an entrance walkway & pavilion that looked Asian.

Visited March 2013
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Morris, Illinois
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful area”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We walked around this free attraction with our children (not stroller accessible but that was ok). It is absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Free Attraction”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a great garden and well taken care of. The location is wonderful, as it right across a very large park that has a train for the kids!

Visited February 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting and Clean”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The design of the garden and spotting all the turtles and the koi fish. Some of the koi looked to be quite old!

Visited March 2013
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