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This historic building in Balboa Park is one of my favorite places. Not only is it a green oasis that's quite a photo spot, you can enjoy a change that match the seasons, such as poinsettia displays for the holiday season. Admission is always free,...More
The very large lilly pond is lovely and open whenever the park is. The botanical building
has many well arranged plants and trees. There are benches where one can sit and spend more time in this lovely space. It is a very pleasant place to...More
This building is different from most conservatories I've visited, which were entirely glass enclosed; this one is constructed entirely of wooden arch supported lath. It's a very attractive structure, and very well populated with plants from a wide variety of locales. A very pleasant visit!
The building itself looks like it would be a glassed-in conservatory (aka greenhouse) from the outside, but surprisingly it is open to the outside, not glassed in. There is a nice variety of plant-life, including some beautiful orchids. Going through the building took us maybe...More
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.
If you stay on the paths, you can enjoy the park in two-three hours. If you have more time, you'll enjoy it more because there are several not-on-paths strolls down and up the hills, and of course enjoying the various... More
If you stay on the paths, you can enjoy the park in two-three hours. If you have more time, you'll enjoy it more because there are several not-on-paths strolls down and up the hills, and of course enjoying the various museums. We always end up spending at least 4-5 hours there.