You would be hard-pressed to find a city more charming than San Antonio. Steeped in history, with a colorful heritage, San Antonio offers a wide variety of entertainment and vacation opportunities. For the garden enthusiast, San Antonio’s eclectic blend of gardens can be quite intriguing. The following San Antonio gardens are open to the public and highly recommended from a local moving company:
San Antonio Botanical Garden
After decades of vision and planning, the San Antonio Botanical Garden officially opened on May 3, 1980. The garden spans 38 acres of exquisite color with each season offering a unique palette. The gardens include the Lucile Halsell Conservatory, featuring tropical foliage, and the Rose Garden. A number of stunning formal gardens are scattered throughout the grounds along with the Herb Garden and the Old Fashioned Garden. The Biblical Garden features plants from Biblical times or you can indulge your senses of sight and smell in the Sensory Garden.
Learn about native vegetation from the various regions of Texas along the Texas Native Trail. Low water landscaping featuring drought tolerant plants can be found along Water Saver Lane and in the Water Saver Garden. Explore the finely crafted structures and intricate beauty of the Japanese Garden. Visit the Children’s Garden, which is actually cultivated by San Antonio children.
The garden is open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. In addition to touring the gardens, the garden offers a variety of events, such as wine and beer samplings, art exhibits, family programs, pet-friendly events and plant sales. A café is available on the grounds.
Japanese Tea Garden
Located in Brackenridge Park, by the zoo and a short distance from the downtown area, the Japanese Tea Garden provides a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city of San Antonio. The garden was originally constructed in 1919 on land that was formerly a rock quarry. From the quarry, an intricate complex was formed to include stone arches, bridges, walkways, an island and a Japanese pavilion. The garden underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2008.
The Japanese Tea Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The garden is designated as a Texas Civil Engineering Landmark and a Registered Texas Historic Landmark.
You can visit the Japanese Tea Garden daily from 7 AM to 8 PM. A restaurant in located in the garden.
Landa Conservancy Community Garden
The Landa Community Garden was started in 2007 by the Landa Gardens Conservancy. On the grounds of the Landa Branch of the San Antonio Public Library, the garden is based on a medieval theme with the four components of a medieval garden: fragrance, beauty, culinary and medicinal.
The grounds of the Landa Conservancy feature beautiful landscaping, a pavilion, walking paths, benches, and a playground in addition to the community garden. The Landa Conservancy hosts a variety of activities throughout the year including: children’s story time, live music and family events. The garden and grounds are available for private events.