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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lily pond and the botanical building is a wonderful and relaxing area to visit. The lily pond is very well kept and is very beautiful. The plants in the botanical building are also very well kept and beautiful. Very nice area.

Thank Way2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a nice spot to wonder around. Some interesting varieties of plants. It’s was a very hot day and the leafy shaded areas were a blessing. I’d recommend this place!

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not big and its "old", but the plants are very pretty and its well kept up and usually smells nice inside. Its close to many other attractions in the park so its well worth a walk-through if you can find it (at the end of the Lilly pond)

Thank Joel B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge variety of plants including a large bed of carnivorous ones with warnings to not feed or touch the plants. The building is a framework of metal which is worth looking at by itself.

Thank Ray B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Botanical Garden is really beautiful. Every trip to Balboa should include this place, and it's free.

Thank nannyca
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not that big a garden but you can see some pretty flowers and get to touch and smell some flowers. My favourite was definitely the citrus plant!

Thank anishapatel30
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Really cool place to view all the plants, great place to take pictures inside or outside the building. The buidling outside looks really cool. The lily pond is also a great place to stop and reflect and take some pictures.

Thank mplvstrv
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

It is a rather small garden with unique architecture. Very distinguish. Takes no longer that half an hour to visit it.

Thank Naseem N
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

The botanical building in Balboa Park is well worth a visit. There is no entrance fee and is so relaxing to stroll through the beautiful plants. I've been here a few times and still find it beautiful!

Thank osimajorusaf
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

relaxing cool garden, lots of interesting varieties of fauna and flora. Historic building and pond from The Panama–California Exposition circa 1917. buy a cup of coffee and watch the parade from the pond benches.

Thank Wayne F
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