Admission to the Garden During COVID-19
To minimize physical contact and practice social distancing, the San Antonio Botanical Garden will only be accepting advance ticket reservations made online. No tickets will be sold onsite. Daily tickets are timed entry and are limited in order to manage safe capacity. Garden members are required to reserve free visits online as to help manage capacity.
Temporary Visitor Guidelines
The health and safety of our guests, staff and the collection of plants remain a top priority at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. In line with the latest guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the City of San Antonio related to COVID-19, the Botanical Garden kindly requests your support by adhering to the following protocols to protect your health and safety.
Consider visiting another day should you not feel well or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart from others.
Use every day preventive measures (e.g. wash hands, cover coughs, etc.).
Cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged in outdoor areas. All visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings when entering restrooms or the Garden Gift Shop.
No professional photography sessions during this time. Pathways must remain clear to maintain social distancing.
Please note parking Lot A is the closest parking option. Rates may be subject to change. General admission does not include admission to special events or classes.
Garden members are required to reserve free visits online as to help manage capacity.
General admission tickets are timed entry and are limited. Only pre-purchased tickets will be accepted at the door. No tickets will be sold onsite.
To fully ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, the Botanical Garden asks for your help by adhering to the visitor guidelines listed below. Those who do not comply may regretfully have their visit ended early.
Please refrain from:
Shirts and shoes must always be worn. Young children only must wear swim suits, 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 Botanical Garden is readily accessible to visitors of varying mobility. The easiest access is on paved walkways, and wheelchairs may be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Visitors are welcome to take informal photographs and videos at the Botanical Garden as long as they stay on the paths and do not disturb the plants and collections. Drones are not allowed.
Special event photographs, such as engagement photos, wedding/bridal portraits, and family portraits can be taken during the Botanical Garden’s regular operating hours (9 AM – 5 PM). Regular admission rates apply.
Commercial On-location Filming and Photography
Visitor Photography and Video Permission
Visitors 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 visitor’s image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity.