Botanical Building, San Diego

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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
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
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About Botanical Building, San Diego

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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  • I didn't even know that San Diego has a Botanical Garden and it's FREE! I must have taken like 100 pictures and was truly amazed on how exotic the plants/flowers that are inside the greenhouse. I was so fascinated by all the orchids and how everything was planted. The fig tree was huge and intriguing. So many vibrant colors and my favorite of them all is the "Lady's Slipper Orchid." Literally looks like a slipper, but it's the most beautiful slipper I have ever seen.

  • If you have a limited time to spend in San Diego, make Balboa Park a priority! The world renowned Zoo is within the park as us a beautiful Japanese garden, rose gardens, Spanish architecture, musicians, theaters (summer nights can be spent watching theater groups perform open air), science museum and of course beautiful park grounds to picnic, relax or jog. You just have to see this jewel.

  • One of my must stop places in San Diego. It's a place of mystical beauty. There are several kitschy places of which hard to find fruit drinks can be purchased. Open concept tiki style eateries with outside 2 and 4 top tables make it an extra special place to have lunch in the sunshine.

  • A serene Botanical garden inside Balboa Park. You can walk through the garden and enjoy some amazing varieties of plants, herbs and flowers. Very informative and very cool. They always have fantastic collection of orchids round the year to enjoy. There are some nice seating arrangements outside the garden by the koi pond. A must visit if you like plants and love gardening.

  • This place is great,its beautiful. if you're interested in plants you'll enjoy it.

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