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“old quarry”(51 reviews)
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Uptown Broadway
+1 210-559-3148
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to visit and unwind. Pretty koi ponds and land scape. Weddings and other gatherings were happening.

Thank paddies2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank 716sachink
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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!!

Thank MrsPorras1119
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here right before sunset, so didn't have a ton of time to explore. However, from what I did see, it is a beautiful area! Would definitely return!

Thank tazmaniandvl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank davidrC4704KO
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are well cared for, easy parking, and free, Nice paths, somewhat quiet, and outstanding pond and waterfall.

Thank DrMikeSUNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Maroospatroos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank nferdi01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Not a lot of parking and crowded on weekend but beautiful and worth a stop for a short visit.

Thank LoriM879
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Response from AlmostFamousRocker | Reviewed this property |
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18 March 2018|
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Until 11:00 but varies so call
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service dogs only