Each season brings its own special palette of color and texture to enliven the Botanical Garden’s 38-acre urban oasis. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of plants, watch birds, learn a new skill, or treat the kids to imaginative outdoor play, the Botanical Garden has something for everyone. Explore the Botanical Garden’s map before and during your visit to make the most of your time.
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Explore the Gardens, Trails and Historical Structures
At the Botanical Garden, you’ll experience the natural beauty of the plant world, explore the native trail areas and the historical structures that live there.
Welcome and Discovery Complex
The Welcome and Discovery Complex is the Botanical Garden’s beautiful new entrance. Here you’ll find the ticket kiosk, Garden Gift Shop, H-E-B Discovery Center, and plenty of seating areas to gather and plan your day.
The Zachry Foundation Culinary Garden, Outdoor CHEF Teaching Kitchen, and Goldsbury Foundation Pavilion
This engaging new garden not only highlights the staples of healthy eating, but also invites guests to participate in the year-round planting, cultivating, harvesting, and preparation of tantalizingly fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. San Antonio’s freshest garden-to-table experience happens here. You’ll find both simple, nutrition-based cooking classes for the whole family, as well as a full 52 weeks of culinary events for adults, and other wellness programs such as yoga.
A gift to San Antonio by its sister city, Kumamoto, the Kumamoto En is an authentic Japanese Garden designed by landscape artists and craftsmen from Japan. Don’t miss this haven of rustic simplicity and peace featuring stone walks, unique water elements, granite lanterns, and bamboo fences.
Family Adventure Garden
Run, roll, climb, and splash those wiggles away! Kids will love romping through 15 fun spaces that encourage imaginative, unstructured outdoor play and exploration — while parents and caregivers will find plenty of places for resting and socializing.
Lucile Halsell Conservatory
The striking, internationally renowned Lucile Halsell Conservatory complex includes five exhibit rooms featuring exotic plants from around the world. Discover plants from the tropical rainforest and its canopy to the deserts of Mexico and South Africa, as well as tropical palms and ancient ferns.
Texas Native Trails
The 11-acre Texas Native Trail contains more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three distinct and diverse ecological regions of Texas: the Hill Country/Edwards Plateau, the East Texas Pineywoods, and South Texas. The native area also features historical structures such as the Auld House, Shumacher House, East Texas Log Cabin, and South Texas Adobe House, and a Bird Watch area.