Any time of year is a great time to visit the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden. Every season is a chance to experience new flowers and plants. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is the perfect place to visit and one of our favorite things to do in San Antonio on the weekend!
Whether you’re a plant lover or just looking for somewhere to relax and adore nature, you’re in for a treat here. Put out your shades and read more about the place, and take advantage of our tips on how to get San Antonio Botanical Garden coupons and discount tickets so you can save on your visit.
Is the San Antonio Botanical Garden Open?
As of Sunday, May 3, 2020, the San Antonio Botanical Garden has reopened! However, you can only purchase tickets online. There will be no ticket sales onsite.
ABOUT SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN
The San Antonio Botanical Garden features a 38-acre land filled with greeneries of every color and texture. Step in the Rose Garden and you’ll be greeted blushful plants you’ll sure to appreciate. Don’t forget to also visit the Lucile Halsell Conservatory if you want to encounter different tropical selections.
A walk around the lake is the way to go for a relaxing vibe. While you’re at it, visit Fern Grotto which has a small waterfall you can walk under! Locals, as well as visitors, will appreciate the Texas Native Trail which features the diverse regions of San Antonio. For bird watchers, you’ll find that the bird watch structure will surely suffice your needs complete with benches and viewing spots. Watch out for the Black-chinned Hummingbirds or the Purple Martins!
SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN DISCOUNT TICKETS
General admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is normally $12 for adults. However, there are some ways you can save.
If you want to visit this beautiful garden and would like to save on your trip, the easiest way to get San Antonio Botanical Garden coupons is through Groupon.
Groupon hosts a rotating San Antonio Botanical Garden coupons and discounts for families or people who want to be one with nature. These deals rotate throughout the year so be on the lookout if you want to get these sweet discounts. Check out their San Antonio Botanical Garden deals page regularly to see which offers are currently available.
Aside from Groupon, there are other easy ways to score San Antonio Botanical Garden discount tickets.
Students with a valid ID can get in for just $10, a $2 discount off regular price.
Kids also enjoy discounts to the botanical garden. Children (age 3-13) get in for $9 and children under the ages of 3 are free of admission.
Moreover, senior citizens and military members with a valid ID can get in at a discounted price of just $10.
Finally, the San Antonio Botanical Garden participates in the Museums for All program which provides cheap access for low-income families. With an EBT or WIC card, you can get discount tickets for just $3 per person for up to 4 people.
TIPS FOR ENJOYING YOUR VISIT TO THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN
1. Plan plenty of time for your visit
In addition to wandering around the gorgeous 38-acre garden, admiring the bright colored flowers and lush foliage, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to play and run so you won’t want to rush.
2. Bring (or buy) a lunch
Pack and bring lunch so you can spend as much time at the Garden as possible. There are all sorts of shady, cozy spots throughout the garden where you can enjoy a family meal. Plus, what child doesn’t love a picnic? If you happen to forget to pack a lunch and you still don’t want your visit to end, never fear. Just stop by the Carriage House Bistro, located at the front of the Garden. Kids’ menu items start at just $4 and include their faves like peanut butter and jelly, pasta, grilled cheese, and scrambled eggs with bacon and toast.
3. Bring quarters to feed the fish and the turtles
Speaking of lunch, fish gotta eat too, right? Near the back of the Garden, in the East Pineywoods section, a picture-perfect pond sits, surrounded by tall pines. The pond is filled with friendly fish and turtles. And just in front of the Log Cabin, there is a fish food dispenser. Pop in a few quarters and let your kids feed the fish and turtles. But, beware: you may never get them to leave this tranquil, fun spot.
4. Bring an extra camera (or two) for your kids to use
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is the perfect spot for kids to practice their photography skills. They can take wide-angle shots of the rolling hills around the Garden, or get close-ups of flowers blooming and butterflies flitting by. Share some photography basics with your kids on the way to the Garden (how to focus, creating compositions, trying different angles and perspectives, photographing plants vs. people) and then give them free reign to photograph whatever their heart desires. They’ll bring home fond memories of their trip and maybe even develop a love for taking pictures too.
5. Wear closed-toe shoes
While there are lots of paved paths throughout the Garden, the path around the pond in the East Texas Pineywood section is covered in a dark mulch. So, if you don’t want to have to scrub little feet when you leave, it’s better to be safe than sorry: wear your tennies!
SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN HOURS
San Antonio Botanical Garden is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.
Note that they are closed during Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN LOCATION
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, Texas 78209. For more information or inquiries, visit their official website https://www.sabot.org/
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