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San Antonio Botanical Gardens

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Step into 33 acres of formal gardens, wildflower-spangled meadows, native Texas vegetation, and a "touch and smell" garden specially designed for blind people. Among the gardens are older flower varieties, an extensive rose garden, and a Japanese garden. The centerpiece is the Halsell Conservatory, a 90,000-square-foot structure composed of seven tall glass spires. A self-guided tour of the climate-controlled conservatory takes visitors through the plants and flowers found in different environments around the world, from desert to tropics. The conservatory sits partially underground for a cooling effect in the hot Texas summers—a definite draw!

Updated: 02-05-2013

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    It isn't anything like the botanical garden of St. Louis! It is shaggy and unkept, and it isn't very pretty at all!

    by kjdandjbd, 8/14/07

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