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Water lilies on a pond at Tacara at Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas

VISIT THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

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Whether you want to learn about flowers, stroll along a trail, or explore old structures, there is something for everyone at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

It is one of the city's top attractions, and its mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in their lives.

More than 150,000 people visit every year, and things to see include:

Lucile Halsell Conservatory

As you wander through the conservatory, you will discover some of the oldest living plants that grow in the deserts of Mexico and South America. If you want to take a break, relax at the garden pond that features tropical waterlilies.

Texas Native Trail

Take a leisurely walk along the eleven-acre Texas Native Trail. This authentic botanic setting features sassafras, sweetgum, pines, blanco crab apple, possumhaw, and so much more.

Bird Watch Structure

According to the garden's website, Texas' location along the migratory routes to Central and South America means it is home to over six hundred bird species, which is more than any other state. The bird watch structure was built like a south Texas cattle pen, and the one-room observatory offers viewing portholes and benches. More than two hundred species have been spotted in the garden, and they include orange-crowned warblers, black-chinned hummingbirds, and painted buntings.

Schumacher House

Friedrich Wilhelm Schumacher built this home of limestone and fachwerk in 1849. He was one of the first settlers in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the building materials he used reflect that. The home is surrounded by the simple plantings of an early German homestead, and in 2006, the botanical garden won a preservation award for this property.

The botanical garden is just one of the attractions near our apartments in San Antonio. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us to set up a tour!

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