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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Uptown Broadway
+1 210-559-3148
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Reviewed 2 days ago

How can you miss with this hidden gem? A free garden with ponds of Koi and walking paths to waterfalls all surrounded by flowers and tropical plants and interesting structures. Located next to the zoo, so you can stop here for respite and tea after...More

Thank HikerChickWI
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here to take some family pictures while on vacation. The gardens are beautiful. There are several ponds filled with koi fish, a waterfall, and various trails lined with beautiful plants/flowers. The shop sells tea which is delicious and other snacks/drinks. It's definitely a...More

Thank lsutiger9333
Reviewed 6 days ago

This gorgeous garden is free to visit and is a beautiful location for walking, taking photos, and appreciating the beautiful and unique structures present. A small cafe/gift shop is located on the property. My husband and I spent a little over an hour walking the...More

1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the zoo and this garden was practically next door. Gorgeous place. We took a lot of pictures there and just relaxed. It was extremely hot that day 104 so I would suggest bringing water or come in the morning for late afternoon....More

Thank Anson W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful place. Great for pictures and a relaxing stroll. The bubble tea was great, my daughter just loved it. We went over to the zoo right after.

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one beautiful and very peaceful place to visit for free, we love to take photos near the waterfall. the coy fish are huge and are fun to watch

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are peaceful and beautiful. The koi fish are huge and the waterfall is soothing. There are lots of limestone steps that you can not easily do with a stroller.

Thank Tamasin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about an hour here. A lot of shade and tree cover to protect you from the heat. Ordered a cake from the cafe which was excellent.

Thank melanie b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an oasis inside San Antonio. It is lush and peaceful. The cafe is quite good, and we sat around the gardens enjoying the tranquility while sipping our tea. One of the best things we did in the City.

1  Thank JMBax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an oasis! What a relaxing break from the chaos of the overcrowded riverwalk! It was so nice to walk around and enjoy the waterfalls.

1  Thank missH2525
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Until 11:00 but varies so call
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service dogs only