Sunken Gardens, San Antonio

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3853 N. St. Mary's Street San Antonio, Texas 78212

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    Sunken Gardens

    by Teamfast Written May 26, 2007
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    The Sunken Gardens or The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens was built on an abandoned limestone rock quarry with prison labor in 1899.It included walkways, stone arch bridges, an island and a Japanese pagoda.Over the years the park sat in neglect and disrepair,due to minimal police,has become a haven for graffiti artists and the homeless.But since 2006,the gardens have been restored,with the pagoda,ponds,paths,with much needed touch ups.

    Some interesting facts:The gardens was renamed to the Chinese Tea Gardens after World War Two,but changed to its original name around the 1960s.
    Some pagodas still have the words"Chinese Tea Gardens"

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    • Hiking and Walking

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