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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.

Seasonal Hours

  • March - October
    9 AM - 7 PM | Monday - Friday
    9 AM - 5 PM | Saturday - Sunday
  • November - February
    9 AM - 5 PM | Monday - Sunday
  • 210.536.1400
  • Hours subject to change for special events

Attention Members

  • Members Walking Hour: 8 – 9 a.m., Monday – Sunday. No additional reservation required for Members Walking Hour. Please present your membership card or valid ID at the admissions kiosk.
  • Advance Reservation Required During Regular Business Hours: Members must reserve free tickets online to guarantee entry during regular business hours.
  • Memberships: If you purchase or renew a membership online, simply bring your purchase confirmation email as your ticket for your first visit (no additional online reservation required).

Closures

  • Operational changes still in effect include the limiting of interactive spaces, including in-person tours, programs, classes, events and private rental use of facilities.

    Visit the Blooms To You page for upcoming virtual learning classes.
  • Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

General Admission

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.

  • Members Free
  • Not a member? Join Today
  • Adults $15
  • Children ages 3 - 13 $12
  • Children under age 3 Free
  • Military with valid ID $13
  • Students with valid ID $13
  • Museums for All Discount $3*

    *(must show SNAP or WIC EBT card with valid ID; per person, up to four people)

Need help reserving your ticket? Watch the Reserve Member Tickets or Buy Tickets video tutorials.

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.

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.

Garden Etiquette

  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted. Refillable water bottles are welcome.
  • Leave plants for everyone to enjoy.
  • Stay on designated garden pathways.
  • Supervise any young visitors with you.
  • Certified service animals are welcome in compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). (Non-working dogs are welcome during our special Dog Day Weekends)
  • Recycle! Receptacles for waste and recyclables are available throughout the Botanical Garden.
  • Blankets, lawn chairs, hats, sunscreens, and refillable water bottles are welcomed.
  • Visitors are welcome to take photos and videos for personal use. Drone use is prohibited.

Please refrain from:

  • Smoking or using tobacco (including vaping and e-cigarettes) indoors or outdoors within the Botanical Garden.
  • Collecting seeds, picking flowers and leaves or harvesting fruit or produce from the gardens.
  • Bringing firearms, weapons or portable players.
  • Riding bikes, scooters and skateboards.
  • Climbing or engaging in activities such as frisbee, football, baseball and kite-flying that could result in plants or other visitors being accidentally trampled.
  • Photographing subjects in trees, on rocks, or on other structures.
  • Wading or swimming in fountains or ponds (but do visit the Botanical Garden's designated splash area located in the Family Adventure Garden).

Dress Code

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

Parking

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.

Personal

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 Events

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

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 Eliana Rodriguez, director of marketing, [email protected] or 210.536.1411.

Media

Media representatives wishing to take photos or video of the Botanical Garden should contact Eliana Rodriguez, director of marketing, [email protected] or 210.536.1411.

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

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.