San Antonio Botanical Gardens

All flower lovers should visit the San Antonio Botanical Gardens to see the kinds of flowers that can be successfully grown in our city. The gardens are on 33 acres right in the middle of the city of San Antonio and flowers bloom through the year.

The garden first opened on May 3, 1980. According to their web site, their mission is “to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.”

You can learn about plants that grow best here, what the best water-saving plants are, conservation methods, along with learning about how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden at home. This is a great place to take your home-schooled children and let them learn firsthand about gardening and plants.

There are family programs as well as children’s programs, teaching how to grow your own garden. A calendar of events throughout the year is listed on their website. So if live in San Antonio, or if you visit during the “off” season, you can still have an enjoyable time at the gardens.

Make a day of it and enjoy brunch or lunch at the Carriage House Bistro. There is also a gift shop for you to do some souvenir shopping. You can go into the gift shop without paying admission since it is right by the entrance to the park.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children from the ages of three through 13, and $5 for senior citizens, ages 65 and over. Children under three get in free. No pets are allowed. The garden is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens is located at 555 Funston @ Nor