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“Neat Place - Be Sure to Read the Chinese Gate Placard at the Front”

Japanese Tea Gardens
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Hey it's free, neat to see all the flowers, and the steps are built into the stone. Fun, quick adventure to walk through.

Thank TimmyTwoTone
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Japanese Tea Gardens is a wonderful place to take a walk and see so many beautiful plants, water features, and enjoy the quiet.

Thank Yvonne P
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

My husband and I looked forward to coming here since we had not been since childhood. Most of the ponds were drained. No one was working on them. Not sure what was going on. There were some nice fish in one of the ponds. Glad it was free or I would have been even more disappointed.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This FREE garden is located near the San ANtonio Zoo.It was originally a quarry! It is unique,beautiful with gardens,britges,rock pavilion and a huge Koi Pond. Great place to do photos OR exercise YOUNG ,energetic children!!

Thank Peggy B
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It was beautiful and free admittance . We also stopped for a little bite to eat at the restaurant but the food wasn't so good so we left and ate elsewhere.

Thank Michelle B
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