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“This is an awesome garden !”

San Antonio Botanical Garden
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USD 65.00*
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Half Day San Antonio Evening Grand Historic Tour
Ranked #11 of 265 things to do in San Antonio
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Owner description: A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.
San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“This is an awesome garden !”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Wow. We were in the process of moving to San Antonio last Nov. and walked thru here to get out of hotel. We enjoyed the visit so much we joined and--after we drug our daughter's family thru they joined !

The grounds are very well kept and-considering the drought- in excellent shape. They have a really cool exhibit of different landscaping options for the local area thats really helpful. For touristas its a pleasant 2-3 hour stroll around a very beautiful place.

If you are in San Antonio and the weather is halfway decent--head on out. You will not be disappointed.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Small, walkable, great garden”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Maybe it was the time of the year, or the weather (it was a bit drizzly), but I really enjoyed the Botanic Garden. It was quiet, not a lot of people, so I could linger at the flowers and take as many pics as I wanted without disturbing others. It's not very big (at least not a lot of things in bloom in Feb), so it was very easy to walk. I probably spent 2 hours. If you're familiar witch Chicago's botanic garden, this isn't even close in size (much smaller!) so a great opportnuty to visit on a short trip and still feel like you saw everything

Visited February 2012
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice even though it was probably their off season.”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Not a lot of native stuff blooming right now but did enjoy the green houses. I can see where the Butterfly exhibit for children would be a lot of fun. I particularly liked the Kumamoto En (Japanese Garden). It was small but managed to capture the feel.

Visited February 2012
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Saginaw, Michigan
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228 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Wrong time of the year”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We loved the location and layout of the gardens but found very little in bloom and many items not planted yet for the season. The selection of offerings and potential offerings were good tho. March would be far better. Views from the gardens were nice also. They had a cafe, gift shop and several atriums to visit also.

Visited February 2012
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Frederick, Maryland
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“All of Texas in 33 acres”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Hill Country, Pineywoods, South Texas... cactus garden, formal garden. Great lunch spot in the Carriage House. But the Japanese Garden doesn't compare to the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park.

Visited February 2012
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