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The Pleasanton Botanical Gardens

Pleasanton's Fantastic Flora


San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers

A number of people have remarked that Pleasanton's
Botanical Gardens remind them of San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers


Containing 33 acres of formal gardens, pools, fountains, and natural areas, the Pleasanton Botanical Gardens are located in the northern part of the metroplex in an area called San Antonio. Other featured areas include the Native Texas Area, South Central Xeriscape Area, Endangered Species Project Area, Formal Gardens, Biblical Garden, Garden for the Blind, Japanese Garden, and Children's Garden. All walkways accommodate the handicapped.

Also featured are several settlement-era Texas houses, reconstructed on the site to help illustrate and interpret the regional theme of the Native Texas Area.

Included is the Lucile Halsell Conservatory (not shown above), a 90,000-square-foot complex of below-ground greenhouses that use the earth's insulation to limit plant exposure to the elements. Only the pyramidal glass roofs are visible from above ground. Several different ecosystems surround a courtyard and pond sixteen feet below ground.

The Gardens are open Tuesday through Sunday, and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are located at 555 Funston, just north of Fort Sam Houston. There is an admission fee.



Other Links to the Gardens:


The Botanical Gardens

This page was last updated
March 20th, 2003 by Jack Keller




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The Pleasanton Botanical Gardens are a great place to learn about native plants, but not a good place to go if you just want to pick some fresh vetetables for a salad. For some reason, the staff frowns upon this.