Entry into the Garden is through the Sullivan Carriage House. Originally built in 1890; eventually used by San Antonio Light to store newsprint; it had fallen into disrepair by 1980 when the Botanical Society acquired it with the stipulation that it be moved. Carefully dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt at the Garden, it offers a striking welcome
The walkway up into the Garden follows a rock wall planted with succulents.
Next, we walked under the Wisteria Arbor and through the Fountain Plaza to the Conservatory.
Beautiful bougainvillea bloomed around the circular entrance to the Conservatory.
Orchids, begonias, hostas and countless other plants live happily in the sheltered environment of the Conservatory.
We wondered if the rock formations in the Desert Pavilion were real or concrete.
The Palm Pavilion is home to very, very unique palm trees!
And the Zombia Palm....
A gradual climb took us up to the Observation Deck.
And a close look at a section of the support structure.
To be continued.......