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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...more
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This attraction is a hidden gem in San Antonio. It is free for all including car parking on the site. My family visited during the winter, which is probably not the best time of the year to visit but despite that it exceeded everyone’s expectations....More
The bubble strawberry tea is delish with chewy pearls. The gardens are breath taking we had time to kill and decided to check them out. Some minor hiking involved with steps, etc. But the view and landscaping is amazing. So glad we stopped!!
This was on our must do places for San Antonio. It was not disappointing. We got to the gardens by public transit (which is a very viable option for getting around San Antonio if you do not want to walk). The Garden is located in...More
In historic downtown BRACKENRIDGE PARK there was a huge rock quarry, a gaping hole....then a Japanese Family created a lovely garden with golden carp in deep pools surrounded by flowering plants and shaded by exotic trees, crowned by a magnificent temple-like structure with a tea...More
I learned about the Japanese tea garden while searching for things to see and do in San Antonio. It is near the San Antonio zoo, which is itself a great destination. As the weather during my stay was very nice, I wanted to be outdoors....More
I have traveled to the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, the Chinese Garden in Sydney, Australia and Japanese Tea Gardens in both Japan and China, and I can safety say that our Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio is very, very good. It was...More