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“Pretty little garden area!”

Botanical Building and Lily Pond
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$48.00*
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San Diego Shore Excursion: City and La Jolla Coast Tour
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$149.00*
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
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$499.00*
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Private San Diego City and La Jolla Coast Tour
Ranked #24 of 442 things to do 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 April 30, 2014

I enjoyed this so much! It was beautiful and peaceful (and free). Got lots of great pictures....smelled wonderful! NIce and clean and peaceful! I loved the garden bed where you can rub the leaves of different herbs to get the scent on your fingers!

Thank luckyduck965
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Full of orchids when I went!!! And there was a random man who looked a little like Willy Nelson playing guitar, but the music was so beautiful and soothing it fit the park perfectly. Beautiful but I wish it was bigger

Thank Jamie545
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I always stop by this building and Lily pond whenever I go to Balboa Park. There's plenty of plants and flowers inside the Botanical Building.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everyone should get a chance to see the gardens and pond. Great afternoon picnic spot and stroll afterwards.

Thank Mustangangi
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

One of my favorite places in San Diego. A perfect place to snap your picture in Balboa Park. There are lilies growing in the water, lots of beautiful koi fish swimming around, and so many interesting plants in the botanical building. A lot of people have told me that they never went in this building because they thought it had a charge attached. It's always free! Make sure you stop in. They have lots of lovely orchids, many species that I'd never seen before until coming here.

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