San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, TX

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is one of our favorite places to visit, and we do so regularly.  One of the great things about it is that it is beautiful at any time of the year.  They periodically have special exhibits in the garden, of which the best we’ve seen was the Big Bugs, outsize wooden sculptures of a variety of bugs, including a praying mantis, a spider in its web, and several ants.

Another exhibit they had was tree houses which were scattered through the garden.

The garden has a wide variety of special exhibits, such as the cactus/euphorbia greenhouse, the palms/cycads greenhouse, an orchid greenhouse, and a fern grotto.  In addition there is a cactus garden, a children’s garden, and a large area where one can become acquainted with all the regions of Texas.  They have a rose garden, a scent garden for the visually impaired, and a Japanese garden.

There is fun wildlife here in the garden also.  By the lake we’ve been able to watch a yellow-crowned night heron, great egrets, and of course there are always ducks to feed.

We look forward to returning to the garden whenever we are in San Antonio.  There is always something new to see, and it is fun for children of all ages.

You can find out what is going on at the garden on their website:  Check out the additional photos in the album, too.

Original post September 29, 2010

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