San Antonio Botanical Garden
Welcome to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the 38-acre garden oasis holding
several trails, ponds, native plants, a glass conservatory, and an onsite cafe. The garden hosts several fun seasonal events, exhibits, classes, and camps as well!
Here at the garden, your group will have the option of taking one of the many free 'Nature Walks', which are truly great ways to learn about the native ecosystem and the plants and trees that thrive within it. The most popular walk is the Native Plant Walk, which takes place along the 11-acre Native Trail and points out fun facts about the soil, plant life, topography, and weather of the area. There are actually over 250 native species along this trail, including the East Texas Pineywood, Sweetgum, and Sassafras. Some other options include WaterSaver Walks, Bird Walks, and Butterfly Walks.
Of course, your group can also self-explore the gardens at their own pace, with several different 'formal' gardens to walk around such as the Sensory Garden, Sacred Garden, Shade Garden, and Cactus and Succulent Garden. Inside the large glass Lucile Halsell Conservatory, you will find a Rose room, tropical rooms, the Fern Grotto, and the Palm and Cycad Pavilion.
If you work up an appetite head over to Rosella at the Garden, located within the historic Sullivan Carriage House. This quaint little eatery serves up delicious coffee, breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
Southern Living named the San Antonio Botanical Garden as one of The South’s Best Botanical Gardens, March 2017.