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Japanese Tea Gardens

3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
+1 210-559-3148
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Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old quarry” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3800 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78212-3170
Uptown Broadway
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+1 210-559-3148
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you get a chance, go out to the Japanese Tea Gardens right outside San Antonio. We rode bus 11-B (not 11-A). You can catch the bus at Alamo Plaza, and it only costs $1.30 each way. The gardens are breathtaking! The stones. waterfalls, pond,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautifully laid out and maintained. Akin to a real Asian garden. Waterfalls, trees and flowers. A nice diversion from Tex-Mex.

Thank phd842
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem which you should definitely visit if you go to the zoo. These locations are within walking distance. It isn’t stroller friendly, but it would be good for pre teens. There’s even a waterfall. Gorgeous!

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Japanese Tea Garden is a great attraction next door to the zoo and Brakenridge Park. The Garden has wonderful plants views and amazing Koy ponds, complete with a waterfall. This place is a hotspot for photographers.

1  Thank brianwS5519HE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here briefly during a whirlwind tour of San Antonio. We were with a local friend and we made a quick visit here last week. It was a gorgeous day and the gardens were beautiful. I was surprised that these even existed. Definitely worth...More

Thank marymiata
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens were built a long time ago and really can't be charaterized as Japanese-more grotto like. Fun for kids.

Thank photoqueenmn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you put the garden in an old rock quarry and insert numerous ponds and a waterfall among flowers, trees, a rambling path it makes a wonderful place to enjoy the day to its fullest. A relaxing environment with a diverse landscape is an exciting...More

Thank westrain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking around the Alamo we decided to stop here and were pleasantly surprised as to how beautiful it is here. We spent about an hour just exploring the tea gardens.

Thank TravelLife15
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and the fish are beautiful to look at. A must see if you visit here or just to pass the time while at the park nearby or the zoo.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great central location, parking and snack place included, what a lovely scenic retreat for a stroll or time away to meditate. Good for kids too

Thank heresmynews2017
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U2547TAjohnw
8 April 2018|
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Response from AlmostFamousRocker | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the arear you are in. You rarely see a pet there. Probably down by the park are...but not many.
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Allison M
17 March 2018|
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Response from Texasleaguer | Reviewed this property |
Best during daylight hours but accessible until 11 pm.
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2 February 2018|
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service dogs only
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