Group Visits and Adult Guided Tours

Group Admission

We welcome groups to the Garden! Groups of 15 adults or more qualify for a group admission rate of $11.00 per person. In order to receive the group rate, groups must make a single payment for all involved.

Self-Guided Visit

Have an adventure and explore the garden on your own. Another option for visiting groups is a Self-Guided Visit. Guests are encouraged to tour our 38 acres at their own pace. Fee is $5 per child (3-13 years), students (with ID) $10, adults $11 for groups of 15 or more. Please schedule your self-guided visit with the online visitor request form.

Adult Guided Tours

Thank you very much for your interest in setting up an adult guided tour at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. For our tour groups, we have a group rate of $11 per adult, and for an adult guided tour it would be an additional $50 fee per guide. Adult guided tours are scheduled M-F.

Volunteer Led Tours Adult guided tours are all led by volunteers, scheduling a tour depends on volunteer availability.  Our volunteer tour guides prefer a 10/1 ratio of guests per tour guide, as they found it brings the most out in a visit.  The earlier we have information about your group visiting, the easier to schedule volunteers to lead the tour. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a docent will be available to lead your group.  If we cannot find a volunteer to lead your group, we encourage you to have a self –guided tour of the garden.

  • General tours of the garden, a quick overview of the various areas in the garden.
  • Tours are between 60-90 minutes, starting between 9am-3pm
  • Tours meet at the Admissions Kiosk
  • Tours are all outdoor, please wear appropriate clothing (hat, sunscreen).
  • We recommend you bring a water bottle.
  • Please let us know if your group has any request for special areas to visit.

Please email Nadezhda Garza at to request a guided tour at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date.