The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a non-profit botanical garden. The garden was first conceived in the 1940s by Mrs. R. R. Witt and Mrs. Joseph Murphy. They both developed a plan for a city botanical center at the end of the 1960s. The Botanical Garden opened officially in 1980. Since its opening, the garden has gone through two major renovations. In 1988, the Lucile Halsell Conservatory opened to the public and later the same year, the historic Sullivan Carriage House was moved to the botanical garden. The restoration of the building began in 1992.
With about 38 acres, it is the city's official Botanical Garden. Locals and tourists visit this place year-round, especially because every season brings diverse flora. The colors and textures are never the same and there are exotic plants from around the world that will definitely surprise you. One of the most popular gardens is the Mays Family Display Garden that offers Culinary Health and Education for Families (CHEF) programming. There are demonstrations, events, and classes that encourage people to discover local fruits, vegetables, and herbs in South Texas. It is an outdoor experience completely worth it!
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Open from 9 am to 5 pm, the Botanical Garden welcomes guests every day of the year. There are different attractions for kids and adults like Tumble Hill, Muhly Maze or Thunder Ridge. Overall, it is a place to connect with nature, to relax and to be away from the noisy cities. If you want time to meditate or just to go for a walk, this is the place for you. And don't forget that you can also bring your food and organize a picnic with your close ones!
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