Welcome to the Garden

The San Antonio Botanical Garden serves as a 38-acre living museum of plants, tranquil escape, living classroom, research and conservation facility, and entertainment venue where art and cultural experiences come to life. Visitors of all ages and abilities are invited to support the ongoing mission by joyfully experiencing everything the Garden has to offer.

Seasonal Hours

Attention Members


Mobility Scooters

General Admission

Monday – Thursday Friday – Sunday
Members Free Free
Adults $18 $22
Children ages 3 - 13 $13 $15
Children under age 3 Free Free
Military with valid ID $16 $20
Museums for All discount $3* $3*

Please note that there is limited on-site parking.  Guests are encouraged to carpool, use public transit, or utilize a rideshare service, particularly Friday through Sunday and on major holidays. 

Rates may be subject to change. General admission does not include admission to special events or classes.

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Group Visits

Plan your group visit to the Garden hassle-free by purchasing your tickets in advance. Designed for groups looking to explore at their own pace, these tickets provide entry without the need for a guide and are not intended for school groups.

To secure your tickets, simply select your visit date and indicate the number of adults and children (aged 3-13) in your group. Enjoy a $2 discount per ticket when purchasing 15 or more. Please note, this discount does not apply to student or child tickets, as they are already discounted.

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Remember to bring either a printed or digital copy of your ticket upon arrival. Upon entry, all guests will receive a garden map for navigation. Please be aware that advance group tickets are valid for general admission only and exclude other ticketed events or classes. These tickets grant access from the Garden’s opening time until closing.

To purchase tickets, click here. 

Ticket Policy and Refunds

General admission tickets are non-refundable and valid only for the date and time listed on the ticket. Unredeemed tickets are considered a donation to the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Guest Guidelines

To fully ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, the Botanical Garden asks for your help by adhering to the guest guidelines listed below. Those who do not comply may regretfully have their visit ended early.

Garden Etiquette

Please refrain from:

Dress Code

Shirts and shoes must always be worn. Young children only must wear swimsuits, swim diapers, or swim trunks in the Family Adventure Garden’s designated splash area. The Botanical Garden reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who refuses to comply with this policy.

Guests with Disabilities

The Garden is readily accessible to guests of varying mobility; wheelchairs and mobility scooters are welcomed. The Garden has a limited number of wheelchairs available for guest use; mobility scooters are available for rent for $25 per 4-hour time period.

Directions and Parking

The Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place, on the northeast corner of Funston Place and North New Braunfels Avenue.


San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209


The Botanical Garden has limited free parking. Lot A offers the closest parking to the admissions kiosk, entry area, and the Garden Gift Shop.

Via Bus Route 11

VIVA, San Antonio’s VIA culture bus route, connects riders with museums, parks, theaters, art galleries, and the zoo. Fares are $2.75 for an unlimited day pass or $2.30 for a single fare, and the bus offers convenient service to the Botanical Garden every 30 minutes. For more information, click here.

Photography and Filming

Personal Use Photography

San Antonio Botanical Garden guests are welcome to take informal photographs and videos of the Garden for personal use as long as they stay on the paths and do not disturb the plants or collections. Personal use photography equipment is limited to camera phones, tablets, or a camera with an attached flash. Tripods, standalone flashes, and drones are prohibited.

Special Occasion Photography

Special Occasion Photography is any wedding, engagement, anniversary, quinceañera, maternity, birthday, graduation, prom, or any staged photoshoot. These sessions are allowed only during the Garden’s regular business hours.

Special Occasion Photography Guidelines

  • The fee for special occasion photography is $195 for up to 8 persons, including your hired photographer and assistants, for a maximum of two hours.*
    • Should the group be larger than 8, the fee is $25 per additional person.
    • Additional hours may be purchased at a rate of $75 per hour.
    • Tripods, light reflectors, and small standalone flashes are allowed.
  • Garden membership does not entitle the party, or any part thereof, to waive this fee.
  • Small, hand-held objects are welcome, including stuffed animals, bouquets, birdseed, blankets, and small signs.
  • Wardrobe changes in the Garden or facilities, restrooms, or parking lots are not allowed.
  • Sessions may be purchased onsite at the Admissions Kiosk. No advance registration is required.
  • Sessions are not scheduled after hours, on days the Garden is closed, or during specific private events.
  • Keep pathways, entrances, or other access areas clear. Always remain on the pathway.
  • Drones, furniture, helium balloons, confetti, and flower petals are prohibited.

* Passes will be issued for your party indicating that you have purchased a photography session. One member of the party will reserve the passes with their ID. This ID will be returned to you once all members of your party are ready to exit the Garden.

Commercial On-location Filming and Photography

Commercial film and photography projects require prior approval from the Botanical Garden. Location fees apply. Please complete and submit the Project Form. You may also contact the marketing department at or 210.536.1411.


Media representatives wishing to take photos or video of the Botanical Garden should contact the marketing department at or 210.536.1411.

Visit the press room to access logo and images as well as additional information.

Guest Photography and Video Permission

Guests may be photographed, or video recorded during their visit by the Botanical Garden or its agents. Paid admission grants permission to the Botanical Garden to utilize the guest’s image, likeness, and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity.

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