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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Magnificent Orchid Greenhouse!

The staff here was really great! We were there on a gloomy day, but the staff took time to explain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Donna M
Dallas, Texas
Pleasant outing

Nice botanical gardens in what seems to be the CC suburbs. A nice volunteer showed us around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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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.
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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff here was really great! We were there on a gloomy day, but the staff took time to explain much about the plants and the large birds there. It was Saturday, and they had a class on preparing your landscape for the winter -...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are well maintained and you can spend a few hours in beautiful nature. The butterflies are everywhere and there are many colorful onces. Also saw some birds and other animals. Beautiful flowers and a nice walkpath thru various plants and trees. These gardens...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice botanical gardens in what seems to be the CC suburbs. A nice volunteer showed us around. Good walking trails and lots of parrots to feed (buy food in gift shop.) Buggy when we were there but goes with the territory! Well worth an hour...More

Thank den979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect here, but stroking an iguana and talking to parrots was not what I had planned! The orchid house was wonderful. The butterfly house was being built when we visited. Unlike others, we were not plagued by mosquitos, but I was...More

Thank AnnaS20873
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with teenage grandkids and had a nice time. We visited on a Sunday and it was hot, but with a nice breeze. Being from Ohio, it was interesting to see the plants native to Texas. The mix of birds and animals/reptiles was interesting...More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I really enjoyed the walk at this place take water and good shoes it worth the walk. Flowers are amazing to see and the park is very clean.

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Mid July may not be a good time for a visit here. Plants were dying or at least very thirsty. Several of the animal pens did not have water for the animals. Their bowls were dry too. However, I would venture to say that after...More

Thank Waynedw
Reviewed July 23, 2018

When we first pulled in to the parking lot I though there isn't much to this place! I WAS WRONG. The walking trails are really beautiful as well as the butterfly and orchid house. Our granddaughter who is 6 had a great time with the...More

Thank john s
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We love going in spring or the fall if thats what you call it in Corpus LOL. If you are a nature lover, go check the botanical gardens out they are great. You can even buy plants there too!

Thank lowinfodiet
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Cute lil place. I really enjoyed being introduced to this place. I'm such an animal lover and had fun with the birds. There are many things and places to photograph. I loved the orchids, butterflies and many birds. It was peaceful but take your bug...More

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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