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San Antonio Botanical Garden

A late nineteenth century house with a 1960s botanical garden. The Formal Gardens is comprised of four large rectangular display areas which are changed seasonally to display a variety of colors and textures. There is also a Japanese garden, rose garden, old fashioned garden and a sensory garden for the blind. Surrounding a sunken courtyard and a tropical lagoon filled with aquatic plants, the conservatory was designed by Emilio Ambaszis and opened to the public in 1988. There are collections ranging from desert to rainforest plants in individual glasshouses that have pyramidal glazed roofs and are partly earth-sheltered. The Texas Native Trail features plants from South Texas, East Texas Piney Woods and Hill Country and several reconstructed early Texas houses.
Photograph © San Antonio Botanical Society

History

Operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the San Antonio Botanical Garden founded in 1980, encompasses 33 acres in the center of the city of San Antonio, 555 Funston @ North New Braunfels Avenue.

Plants of note

Formal and Display Gardens
The formal beds are comprised of four large rectangular display areas which are changed seasonally to display a variety of fun colors and textures.

Sometimes subdued, sometimes exuberant, sometimes humorous, these changing displays are always worth checking out.

Reacquaint yourself with older flower varieties in the Old Fashioned Garden. Savor sweet fragrances in the Rose Garden. Engage your senses of touch and smell in the Sensory Garden (Garden for the Blind). Admire the unique Kumamoto En garden, a gift from our Sister City of Kumamoto, Japan, with its finely crafted structures and many symbolic features. Experience the beauty of the Sacred Garden, Shade Garden, Gertie’s Garden and other garden displays. Learn from the testing and evaluations being conducted in the Watersaver Lane and Ornamental Grass Garden.

555 Funston Place, San Antonio, Texas, USA, TX 78209

Open Year-Round Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the San Antonio Botanical Garden founded in 1980, encompasses 38 acres in the center of the city of San Antonio, 555 Funston @ North New Braunfels Avenue.

Admission $8 Adults $5 Children (age 3 – 13) $6 Senior Citizens (65 and over) $6 Active Military personnel, Retirees, and Reservists (with current ID) $6 Students (with current ID) Group rates for groups of 15 or more are available

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