Tours & Walks

Let Us Guide You

Enjoy guided tours of the San Antonio Botanical Garden (based on guide availability). One docent will accompany every 10 people.

  • Tours last 60 – 90 minutes.
  • Tours meet behind the admissions kiosk.
  • Tours are all outdoors.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing. It’s highly recommended you bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle.

Unless otherwise requested, tours will be a general overview of the garden.

Based on guide availability, tours may be themed. Common themes include: Exhibition, Native Plants, Sustainability of the Garden, or Conservatory. Additional themes may be available. If a docent is not available, you will be notified at least 96 hours prior to your visit. At that time you may choose a self-guided tour or to cancel your reservation.

Current Guided Tour COVID-19 Protocols

  • One guide per 10 guests.
  • Masks are required at all times for guests and guide.
  • Booking a guide requires 2 weeks notice.

Guided Tour Fees

Self-Guided Visit

If a guide is not available, you are still encouraged to visit and explore the Botanical Garden at your own pace. Groups should schedule self-guided visits so that staff know when to expect your group and can communicate any changes which might affect your visit (parking, construction, etc.).

Admission Rates

Payment via a single transaction is accepted at the admissions kiosk.

  • General Admission $15 per adult
    $12 per child
  • Group of 15 or More $13 per adult
    $5 per child


Monthly tours guided tours available by registration including Sustainability (first Friday), Native Plants (first Saturday), WaterSaver Walk (third Thursday), Texas Bird Walk (third Saturday) and Ethnobotany of Native Plants (fourth Thursday).

Read the Botanical Garden’s Registration and Cancellation Policies for information about member discounts, refunds and more.

December 2021

Texas Bird Walk Guided Tour

Saturday, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18
Dec 18
9:15 am11:00 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX
January 2022

Native Plants Guided Tour

Select Saturdays – 11:30 a.m. Explore the Botanical Garden’s
Jan 08
10:00 am11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX
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