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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Loved this place .Beautiful plants and layout.Pleasant walk with so much to see. Lots of photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Will try again in spring or summer

The animal display was probably the best part, which is a bit unexpected for a botanical garden... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place .Beautiful plants and layout.Pleasant walk with so much to see. Lots of photo opportunities.

Thank berdiep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animal display was probably the best part, which is a bit unexpected for a botanical garden, the employees were very informative and allowed handling some of the birds, iguanas, snakes. Also enjoyed the orchid display. There were very few butterflies in that display, may...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here at least once a year.Over the past 20 years it has expanded substantially,adding some tropical animals and a "orchid house"with a variety of orchid plants.They have a plant sale every year which is a fundraiser.That is usually when we go.Interesting and worth...More

Thank jmdrmd2
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The displays are lovely and the variety is great, but the only aspects of the gardens that are reliably identified are the birds!!!! What part of botanical do the organizers not understand? I was looking for information about the many beautiful plants I was seeing...More

Thank 1Wisetraveller
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is a showcase of the Botanical gardens. They have just about every Native plant you can think of in the area and will gladly tell how to grow and what is need. They also have shows using Parrots who display various skills. There...More

Thank DGGarofolo
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The botanical gardens in CC are pretty average as far as I've seen. It's a very peaceful place, and I never see very many people here. The grounds are very pretty, and it's very cheaply priced. Good way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We like visiting botanical gardens because they are so tranquil. This one is a great example of how relatively small gardens can still be great. $6 for seniors and $8 for adults is very reasonable. Not only are three a great selection of outdoor plants...More

Thank sgdh
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Take a leisurely stroll around the botanical gardens, see beautiful flowers, reptiles, birds. Walk along the path to the creek. Several bird watching areas. Worth a visit.

Thank berlyc
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Beautiful and interesting place. Lots to see - reptiles, birds, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, nature trail, gorgeous grounds and cute playground. Be sure to pack water to drink and wear light clothing and comfy shoes in the summer because it gets really hot (I really...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We figured this would be a small botanical garden. We were shocked - the diversity in plant life was spectacular, the animals were all clearly healthy and well cared for, and the volunteers were so knowledgeable and passionate. The admission price was ridiculously cheap (especially...More

Thank Sarah R
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Javier A
13 September 2017|
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Response from berlyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Dogs are welcome.
14 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
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
Susan A
15 November 2016|
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Definitely pet friendly!