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Reviewed March 26, 2014

The building is interesting, but inside was nothing to enjoy and quite small space; which was shocking, as you can see so many beautiful trees and bushes on the streets of San Diego. Good thing it was free at least. Outside looks better than inside.

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank k0za
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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We really liked all the mediterranean style buildings in Balboa Park but the botanical building stands out as well. It is free admission and has a wide selection of tropical plants. Mainly the orchids and the verns growing from the wall! The ponds in front have really small and big fish, funny to watch the waterworld passing by.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

beautiful orchids and many tropical plants with indescribable symmetry. the building is also interesting. on this Monday morning, a group of young mothers were dancing before the opening, at 10. must see.

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Yangling-
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

One of my favorite photo shots across the lilly pond. Unfortunately not much to see inside in March. One gets the same view by just walking a garden path in Costa Rica or even one of the hotel grounds on Shelter Island in the harbor.. Of course it's just one part of Balboa park and the visit to the park is definitely worth the visit

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Melvin T
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

some of the best cymbidium displays I have ever seen. the whole house was alive with all the different types and colors.

Date of experience: February 2014
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