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San Antonio Botanical Gardens

  • 555 Funston Pl. Map It
  • San Antonio
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/05/2013

Fodor's Review

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!

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555 Funston Pl., San Antonio, Texas, 78209, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 02/05/2013


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Aug 14, 2007


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

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Nov 29, 2005

Needs Work

I think that the San Antonio Botanical Gardens has potential to be really nice. The City has really let it go though. Needs tons of work to make it the way it used to be. There are better places to see in San Antonio.

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