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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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This place is a showcase of the Botanical gardens. They have just about every Native plant you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DGGarofolo
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The botanical gardens in CC are pretty average as far as I've seen. It's a very peaceful place, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelli H
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a showcase of the Botanical gardens. They have just about every Native plant you can think of in the area and will gladly tell how to grow and what is need. They also have shows using Parrots who display various skills. There...More

Thank DGGarofolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical gardens in CC are pretty average as far as I've seen. It's a very peaceful place, and I never see very many people here. The grounds are very pretty, and it's very cheaply priced. Good way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like visiting botanical gardens because they are so tranquil. This one is a great example of how relatively small gardens can still be great. $6 for seniors and $8 for adults is very reasonable. Not only are three a great selection of outdoor plants...More

Thank sgdh
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Take a leisurely stroll around the botanical gardens, see beautiful flowers, reptiles, birds. Walk along the path to the creek. Several bird watching areas. Worth a visit.

Thank berlyc
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Beautiful and interesting place. Lots to see - reptiles, birds, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trail, gorgeous grounds and cute playground. Be sure to pack water to drink and wear light clothing and comfy shoes in the summer because it gets really hot (I really...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We figured this would be a small botanical garden. We were shocked - the diversity in plant life was spectacular, the animals were all clearly healthy and well cared for, and the volunteers were so knowledgeable and passionate. The admission price was ridiculously cheap (especially...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We were so surprised at how wonderful this place is. All the staff go above and beyond to make your visit special. We held snakes, geckos, fed talking parrots, pet tortoises and giant iguanas. The natural trail has beautiful plants and birds galore. The butterfly...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Went to a Plumeria Show on an unusually hot afternoon. All displays were enjoyable and helpers were a great treat as they pointed out the many varieties and made the visit better. Sure was hot!

Thank JOHN BERNARD S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Nice place to visit if you love plants and the outdoors. It is definitely hot but if you get out pretty early you can enjoy nature and a place to meditate. Staff are helpful.

Thank Betty T
Reviewed July 7, 2017

My little girl loves the flowers, parrot and the tortoise. The colors are so amazing and beautiful and smells great too even though it is outdoors.

Thank amandamE1062FX
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Javier A
September 12, 2017|
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Yes. Dogs are welcome.
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DANYELLA M
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
They are open daily 9am-6pm except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. Lots of beauty to see outdoors and great walking trails. Orchid and Bromeliad Conservatories to enjoy and a Butterfly Exhibit. Also... More
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Susan A
November 15, 2016|
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Definitely pet friendly!
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