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“Garden of Eden”

San Antonio Botanical Garden
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Owner description: A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

You can travel Texas, botanically at least, with a visit here. There is an outstanding East Texas area -- with tall trees and a muddy bayou -- and an excellent South Texas plains area that encompasses a great variety of plant life and terrain. There's much more, of course, and there's even a chance to do some real bird-watching. Gift shop is pretty nice, too.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The truly unique aspect of this Botanical Garden are the sections of East Texas, South Texas and the Hill Country. The East Texas section was phenomenal. It has a large pond with towering cypress and maple trees that you won't find many of anywhere else in San Antonio. Friends have told me this is the only spot to take pictures of fall leaves in Autumn. After a short walk, you can then view the vegetation of the Hill Country and South Texas. Don't miss the bird-watching station in the South Texas region.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was truly amazed to see many plants still in bloom. These gardens are meticulously cared for. Kudos to the staff and I am sure all of the volunteers

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a lovely way to spend the day. It was raining, which is rare in San Antonio but that didn't take away from enjoying the plant and floral beauty that abounds. Exploring the grounds during and after a good rain, one could easily see how beneficial and sparkling the plant life appeared afterwards. We are so glad we brought a camera. Orchids, hibiscus, fruit trees, etc, there are many specimens from near and distant lands to learn about and experience. If you want a break from all the tourist hustle and bustle that is nearby, this garden oasis will provide you with a tranquil and memorable visit.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Beautiful gardens with great signage to tell you what you are seeing. Peaceful and serene.
Plenty of benches to rest on, paved paths and shady bowers.

Thank Perry000
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