Miraflores

San Antonio's Mexican Garden of Memory

by Anne Elise Urrutia

Foreword by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

Miraflores reveals the story of an internationally significant cultural landscape in Texas

Aureliano Urrutia, a prominent physician in Mexico City, built Miraflores garden after immigrating to Texas during the Mexican Revolution. A man of science, he valued nature, art, literature, history, and community. The garden, whose name means “behold the flowers,” was built from 1921 to 1945. Its plants, architecture, sculpture, and ...

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Aureliano Urrutia, a prominent physician in Mexico City, built Miraflores garden after immigrating to Texas during the Mexican Revolution. A man of science, he valued nature, art, literature, history, and community. The garden, whose name means “behold the flowers,” was built from 1921 to 1945. Its plants, architecture, sculpture, and artisanship formed a cultural landscape reflecting Urrutia’s love for and memory of his homeland. Though the wear of time has rendered much of the garden decayed and barely recognizable in recent decades, it is undergoing significant renovation and has become part of the historic Brackenridge Park. Miraflores: San Antonio’s Mexican Garden of Memory recounts the garden’s history and celebrates the importance of the cultural, historical, and artistic meaning of a place.