Botanical Building

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  • Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6192390512
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids

Botanical Building - Review

Built for the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition, this Botanical garden is notable for a handful of striking features. These include:

  • Stand in front of the Lily Pond with the building in background. Take a picture. This is the most popular snapshot in the park.
  • Go inside the building and look up. What you are seeing is the largest lath structure in the world.
  • Check out the floral treasures. There are over 1200 plants here, shrubs and trees and seasonal flowers from all around the world. The exhibits are all Touch and Smell, and beautifully explained.

How To reach Botanical Building by Public Transport

  • Bus 3, 120 stop 5th Av & Laurel St.
  • Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl.

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TripHobo Highlights for Botanical Building

  • Botanical Building Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
  • Botanical Building Contact Number: +1-6192390512
  • Botanical Building Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Botanical Building Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Botanical Building(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Botanical Building: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Botanical Building

  • 18.21% of people who visit San Diego include Botanical Building in their plan

  • 63.18% of people start their Botanical Building visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Botanical Building

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

77.17% of people prefer walking in order to reach Botanical Building

People normally club together San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park while planning their visit to Botanical Building.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Botanical Building, San Diego Reviews

  • Wow! This is a must see in Balboa Park. Well, its one of several really. We easily spent a couple of hours here just strolling around and enjoying so many fascinating plants from all over the world. The atmosphere was really chill and we're looking forward to our next visit. I think it would take about a week to see and do all that the park has to offer.

  • We had a very nice walk around conservatory. Different from many others, this botanical garden is covered with wood plaques that allow the wind to breeze inside. Overall is a place that is worth a visit if you are around. Very lively on Sunday mornings.

  • Go breath in the fresh air! My son and I always make our way into the beautiful Botanical building in Balboa Park. The most amazing plants and color. True fresh air in that charming building. Always something blooming. A MUST SEE in Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca.

  • You can't visit the botanical building just once. Lots of care and planning go onto the different botanical displays. You'll see different blooms with the changing seasons. The poinsettia display in December is worth the trip. Another free exhibit in Balboa Park. Be sure to smell the scented geraniums.

  • This is one of the many free botanical gardens in the park. The wooden structure is impressive, there are relaxing water gardens in front, and a huge variety of exotic plants from around the world inside. Some interactive exhibits as well (plants that you are encouraged to touch and smell). Highly suggested during a visit to Balboa Park.

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