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“Beautiful Site in Balboa Park”

Botanical Building and Lily Pond
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
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Owner description: Over 1,200 tropical and flowering varieties of plants are to be found beneath the domed, wooden-lath structure of the Botanical Building.
Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Botanical Building and lily pond are a great free attraction at Balboa Park. The large wooden structure and the massive garden housed within are mesmerizing, and the lily pond is a beautiful expanse that takes you away from the city of over 2 million.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Botanical Building is worth a visit whilst in Balboa Park even if you don't have a great interest in plants. Just to be able to see one of the world's largest wooden lath structures is a good reason to come here. Inside the magnificent building there are more than 2000 permanent plants including a dazzling display of orchids. Everywhere is so fresh and green.

When we visited, the lily pond had been drained for maintenance which was a shame - not too sure how long it the work on the pond would take.

There are plenty of benches around the area for a rest and to enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Thank Linda Mary G
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

while there visit the rest of the museums and the zoo as well, i love balboa park it is one our our cities finest assets. a must for both the traveler and ....well if you are local you have already been here and already know it is great.

Thank soul329
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

A photo must. Sit and enjoy all around you...and take in all that fabulous green. Enjoy! A great place to sit and people watch, and take in all the scenery.

Thank iheartannarbor
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

A beautiful place to stroll in Balboa Park. Don't miss it...and it's FREE! Hang out on the lawns adjacent and have a picnic lunch. Check out the street performers, too.

Thank Flufton
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