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“Intricate and lovely space with natural delights”

Japanese Tea Gardens
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour
Ranked #11 of 270 things to do in San Antonio
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Such a treasure in san Antonio. Amazing outdoor space with wonderful tranquility. A nice stroll with many beautiful photo opportunities.

Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The history of these gardens make them even more special. Take a moment to read the plaques . There are easy paths and difficult paths, so everyone can enjoy some part of this garden area. It is free with limited free parking at the lower and upper levels. It is very peaceful, interesting and quirky garden and well worth a stop. Take a few moments to enjoy the fish, the waterfall and the seasonal flowers. The pavilion is a must see from both perspectives within the garden. Great photo opportunities.

Thank Bob-a-Link
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

One of my favorite places that we went. Just so beautiful and tranquil! Really loved this place. Never expected to see anything like this in Texas!

Thank deborahcN4105RK
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Beautiful unique garden pretty trails,good for photos and interesting rock formations.
Free to visit

Thank Jonsey453
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

How refreshing to find such an interesting and serene place to linger for free!?! It’s small and will only take 30 minutes or less to visit, but still worth it. Include it in with a visit to the zoo or Brackenridge Park walking trails. Better than the Japanese Gardens in San Fransisco that you have to pay for! Loved all the limestone and pagoda made from local rock.

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