San Antonio Botanical Garden

If you are in the city of San Antonio, TX then you should check out the Botanical Garden. It is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy some nature while taking in some breathtaking views of Texas Hill Country.

It is a great place to bring the family as there are kid-friendly activities such as children's trails and playgrounds. There are also many educational opportunities for those interested in learning about plants, animals, and Texas history. A few of the species that you can expect to see here include cacti (in various shapes and sizes), various types of wildflowers, and animals such as owls, foxes, bats (yes you read that right-bats!), and butterflies.

A short history of the San Antonio Botanical Garden

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is 25 miles north of downtown San Antonio. It contains 35 acres, with an additional 80 acres in its outer garden areas. The grounds are filled with over 13000 different plant species from all around the world! This location opened to the public in 1980 and was created by a group called “Friends of the Flowers.” The garden was originally called the “Lackland Garden Center,” and it served as a training ground for Air Force recruits. Today, there is an admission fee to enter the Botanical Gardens, but there are also many free events that take place here throughout the year. 

Some of the famous areas in the gardens are the rose garden, the Japanese tea garden, and the cactus garden. 

Visitors also enjoy the “Children’s Vegetable Garden” where kids can learn about gardening and growing their food. There are also many nature walks and trails to explore, as well as a bunch of different ponds with fish and turtles. If you have children, this place is a must-see! 

It is a unique place to visit for those who enjoy the outdoors and want to be surrounded by nature while exploring something new. So if you're planning your next trip to San Antonio then be sure to put the Botanical Garden on your list of places to see! 

  • The gardens are home to a variety of cacti, including the giant saguaro 
  • There is a children's trail that weaves through part of the garden and has a playground at the end 
  • Educational opportunities abound with exhibits on Texas history and plants 
  • There are a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family, including children's trails and playgrounds 

The Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States. The garden is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Saturday. 

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