San Antonio Botanical Garden

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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  • OnTheRoadAgain8180
    Gardiner, Maine415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A large and diverse offering, very enjoyable
    The SA Botanical Garden is a relatively large attraction and you will want to plan on at least a couple of hours. Some of our favorite areas include the Lucile Halsell Conservatory Area (including the 4 pavilions surrounding it), the Texas Narrative Trail and the Overlook. If you're pressed for time, consider skipping the Family Adventure Garden (unless you have kids perhaps) and South Texas. Overall a very reasonable cost and good value.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
  • @Longdog2
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A parklike garden experience.
    I didn't know what to expect since it is January even though it was 70 degrees the day we visited. We did have freezes last week. There was a lot to see with winter gardens and there are also a lot of tropical plants in greenhouses. We enjoyed it all. One complaint is that they really need to give you a map as it is a large area to walk or they could at least place board maps strategically around the park so you can tell where you are. Prices will put it out of many families budgets.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written January 30, 2024
  • Arielle
    Mobile, Alabama28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful Experience
    I visited the Botanical Garden on a very humid day. It had been raining previously. Despite that, it was very nice to see all of the pretty flowers and plants. I explored a bit, kinda got a little lost here and there (the map was a little confusing to me). But, I think I saw *most* things. There was also some construction going on and some areas roped off for private events. Overall, it was still very peaceful.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 16, 2024
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Arielle
Mobile, AL28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I visited the Botanical Garden on a very humid day. It had been raining previously. Despite that, it was very nice to see all of the pretty flowers and plants. I explored a bit, kinda got a little lost here and there (the map was a little confusing to me). But, I think I saw *most* things. There was also some construction going on and some areas roped off for private events. Overall, it was still very peaceful.
Written April 17, 2024
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Brina
Belcamp, MD55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
What an awesome visit. The weather was perfect and flowers were in bloom. I loved it. It was a very peaceful and enjoyable morning.
Written March 26, 2024
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Dreamer62082029690
Pottsboro, TX1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
They had a ton of food they had grown! I feel like the gift shop prices were outrageous! I did like the variety of things to do if u have little kids they have water they can play in! They had a beautiful arch w purple lysteria
Written March 20, 2024
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@Longdog2
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I didn't know what to expect since it is January even though it was 70 degrees the day we visited. We did have freezes last week. There was a lot to see with winter gardens and there are also a lot of tropical plants in greenhouses. We enjoyed it all. One complaint is that they really need to give you a map as it is a large area to walk or they could at least place board maps strategically around the park so you can tell where you are. Prices will put it out of many families budgets.
Written January 30, 2024
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Jules F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
STUNNING! A must do when visiting San Antonio. The atrium was beautiful!! Great place to relax and feels like you’re escaping the city!
Written January 7, 2024
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OnTheRoadAgain8180
Gardiner, ME415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The SA Botanical Garden is a relatively large attraction and you will want to plan on at least a couple of hours. Some of our favorite areas include the Lucile Halsell Conservatory Area (including the 4 pavilions surrounding it), the Texas Narrative Trail and the Overlook. If you're pressed for time, consider skipping the Family Adventure Garden (unless you have kids perhaps) and South Texas. Overall a very reasonable cost and good value.
Written November 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

newyorknick
Edmond, OK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very nice gardens, interesting indoor exhibits, would recommend late fall visit, tolerable temperatures. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Written October 30, 2023
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Carolyn J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I made a reservation to drive one hour to the restaurant with an out of town visitor. We arrived to a completely empty dining room but were told that the only available seating was on the 100 degree patio where also no one was sitting. I explained that no one mentioned that we would have to sit on the patio with the reservation. They were unapologetic and ready to turn us away saying there was no seating because other guests would arrive in 30 minutes to fill the empty dining room. They reluctantly split a table top since a 4 top only had 2 people attending and they realized that I didn’t want to leave. But they were unfriendly about it. And I wondered if they intentionally served us substandard food because our salmon dishes were literally 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. And our salads were only lettuce verses the many other ingredients which were listed to be included. Even though I love the chef and have been to this restaurant a few other times, I will not return. It seems run by people not trained in customer satisfaction.
Written August 27, 2023
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Baybug2
Macon, GA288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Wow——we got military discount. The weather was nice with a breeze with cloud cover. When we walked in a beautiful Indian couple were having what looked like possible wedding pictures—gorgeous. By far my favorite part is it is very ADA accessible. It is wonderfully kid friendly. It warmed my heart to see the little ones enjoying natures beauty. The Once Upon A Time exhibit——took my breathe away.

Note: signage could be better.

GO—-take the young and old!
Written May 28, 2023
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Helen C
Renton, WA934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Right now, the living structures, "Storybook Magic," are the main attractions. The trail around the pond (with tortoises) has a lot of shade trees. There is another pond with carp, smaller fish and a duck. The are many small flowers, but not large ones. There is an overlook of the city.
Written April 30, 2023
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