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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

#1 of 12 things to do in Orange Features Animals
2111 W Park Ave, Orange, TX 77630-3672
+1 409-670-9113
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Beautiful Gardens and Nature Center

A definite hidden gem in Texas! The gardens were beautiful with so many native flowers. The whole... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Spring, Texas
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A Slice of Paradise

This was breathtakingly beautiful! The employees there were all so friendly and went out of their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vicki C
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2111 W Park Ave, Orange, TX 77630-3672
+1 409-670-9113

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A definite hidden gem in Texas! The gardens were beautiful with so many native flowers. The whole garden is well manicured but yet natural. Sitting in the bird blind watching a multitude of birds was interesting! Be sure to check boat tour to explore a...More

Thank MinnieKay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was breathtakingly beautiful! The employees there were all so friendly and went out of their way to make this an enjoyable and very interesting experience!

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really enjoyable place to visit. We were there on a Tuesday morning, and there were more gardeners there than visitors. Very peaceful and serene. There were not many plants in bloom due to the season, except in the greenhouses. We learned about the history...More

Thank AtascocitaTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk thru at Christmas is second to none! They go all out for kids and adults. If your in town, this is a must see for the whole family. I have kids that range from 17 to 8, and all enjoy the lights.. The...More

Thank 488jefferyh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and very well-maintained. For myself and a small child, we only paid $8 to get in, what a bargain. There were friendly ladies at the entrance (volunteers?) eager and willing to tell you about the gardens. The best part was bird watching. Great to...More

Thank 175MOM
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

The gardens are grand; however, we missed the Azaleas blooming! So, we were very disappointed. We walked throughout the grounds; so, we got exercise at least. There were very few flowers to see.

Thank Bentleybeagledog
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I had no clue this even existed, it was by chance outing we over heard other people talking about it and tagged along. Beautiful I don't have a green thumb but it's okay their Grounds fit the bill and didn't Disappoint.

1  Thank TravelQueen945
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This was our first visit to the gardens and we enjoyed the stroll at night with all the decorations and lights around. The parking lot was packed but the gardens didn't seem crowded. It was a very family friendly atmosphere but we also enjoyed it...More

Thank 1027rm
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the bird blind. Be sure to time your visit in order to take the complimentary boat ride through the bayou, scheduled at various times during the day.

2  Thank jerryanddiane
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Shangri La is such an amazing and beautiful tucked away in a small town. No matter what time of the year you go there is something beautiful to see. I love the way they teach us to be kind to our echo system by utilizing...More

1  Thank TexasTwister2015
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Best time to see the flowering plants
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Alison B | Reviewed this property |
Spring is great. Azaleas bloom about March. Fall is great too.