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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Address: 8545 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-852-2100
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes...
A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of orchids, an idyllic rose garden, desert and tropical flowers, wetlands, forest and many opportunities for bird watching.
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We were surprised by the variety and size of the gardens. The different types of birds and reptiles were interesting. Enjoyed seeing some non-native plants thriving in south... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were surprised by the variety and size of the gardens. The different types of birds and reptiles were interesting. Enjoyed seeing some non-native plants thriving in south Texas.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Still growing in Corpus Christi. It seems every time I come visit they are adding new exhibits. It has certainly gown and changed from it's inception. I always like the "Moon Light in the Gardens" event which is their big fund raiser in the fall. Dinner, cocktails, dancing, and shopping the auction items.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great places to visit. They have several trails, treehouse, playground, birds, butterfly house, reptile exhibit and much more. They have several benches throughout were you can take a break and an indoor (ac) exhibit with reptiles. Good value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We saw the signs on the roadway and since we had some time decided to get off and take a look. The entrance off Staples is so rough that your vehicle can easily be damaged by the potholes and frankly torn up parking area. There were not that many people there however it was early in the morning. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Gardens. They have a spectacular array of plants and flowers along the path. They also have parrots and a butterfly enclosure that you can enter (absolutely gorgeous!). There are several lovely seating areas and lookout points along the way. My only regret was that I did not expect to be walking outdoors with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

It can be a magical place for children. My daughter loves the birds butterflies, and the variety of gardens.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have enjoyed watching the Botanical Center grow since it's beginning. Now it is a masterpiece of design and horticulture. The wandering paths are truly beautiful and peaceful. The events are fun for all ages. When I need horticulture advice of any type, I go to the experts there who have always been more than helpful. Great brochures and information... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stop here since we have a membership that gets us in for free. We were somewhat skeptical when we arrived. The places didn't look like it had much to offer. We were way wrong, and I'm glad we stopped. With it being June and the heat is in full swing I was weary of how much there... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a lot of fun walking around the grounds and looking at all the plants. Each area is grouped together by certain plants---- The Rose Garden---- Butterfly Exhibit, etc... Also, ther e are many different types of birds and reptiles to see. We were not able to take the trail to the lake because it rained the night before... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice place to walk around and see typical South Texas flora and, if you are lucky, some of the local reptilian fauna. The gardens have a selection of tropical birds to view and you can also see many of the local waterfowl in the creek and ponds. A great place for families and couples.

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Additional Information about South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Address: 8545 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-852-2100
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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