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Japanese Tea Gardens

3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
+1 210-559-3148
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Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi fish” (70 reviews)
“old quarry” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Uptown Broadway
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+1 210-559-3148
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"brackenridge park"
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"stone work"
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"san antonio zoo"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Japanese Tea Garden is a great attraction next door to the zoo and Brakenridge Park. The Garden has wonderful plants views and amazing Koy ponds, complete with a waterfall. This place is a hotspot for photographers.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here briefly during a whirlwind tour of San Antonio. We were with a local friend and we made a quick visit here last week. It was a gorgeous day and the gardens were beautiful. I was surprised that these even existed. Definitely worth...More

Thank marymiata
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens were built a long time ago and really can't be charaterized as Japanese-more grotto like. Fun for kids.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you put the garden in an old rock quarry and insert numerous ponds and a waterfall among flowers, trees, a rambling path it makes a wonderful place to enjoy the day to its fullest. A relaxing environment with a diverse landscape is an exciting...More

Thank westrain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After walking around the Alamo we decided to stop here and were pleasantly surprised as to how beautiful it is here. We spent about an hour just exploring the tea gardens.

Thank TravelLife15
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and the fish are beautiful to look at. A must see if you visit here or just to pass the time while at the park nearby or the zoo.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great central location, parking and snack place included, what a lovely scenic retreat for a stroll or time away to meditate. Good for kids too

Thank heresmynews2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful place has been a landmark for San ANtonio. The gardens are well cared for. They have ponds filled with colorful fish. There is alos a bridge which takes you over to another side. It is not a place where you will spend a...More

2  Thank AlmostFamousRocker
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we came. This was the last stop on our trip and it was free and gorgeous. Nice walking and beauty. Next time we'd like to have a little more time and take the train by the zoo.

Thank Aimee B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, calm gem of a place. Very pretty and very serene. Takes about 1 hour to see it all and relax at the cafe (try the Black/Jasmine iced tea). And a short walk to the zoo and other fun spots.

Thank 9ruthwyatt
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