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“Definitely worth a visit for plant lovers”

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was surprised by the size of the gardens. Such a lovely walk. They had a collection of snakes/lizzards and parrots, and an amazing collection of orchids, most of which I hadn't seen before.
I would like to visit again in the Spring when the plants are in bud/bloom and the lake is fuller and probably full of birds and alligators(?).

1  Thank Pat R
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"butterfly house"
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"rose garden"
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"exotic birds"
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"beautiful plants"
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"arid garden"
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"reptile room"
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"sensory garden"
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"sunflower seeds"
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"reptile exhibit"
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great for families or anyone. It is "Nature" so be prepared for the weather, but that also means it can be different anytime you go. Plenty to do or just a great place to take a stroll.

Thank D S
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Being from the north country we like to travel off season to the beach country so we won't melt. Looking for something to do on a cloudy, maybe rainy, day and happened on this little gem. Very reasonably priced and the staff were extremely helpful, educational, and friendly. Many rescue birds and reptiles. Even had a macaw eating a peanut on my shoulder . I'm sure a summer trip when everything is in full bloom would be nice, but still enjoyed the orchid greenhouse, arid garden, and roses.

1  Thank Alyia K
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

A lot of flowering plants and native plants to the area. Good presentation and walk ways are easy to walk.

Thank TexTraveler778
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Botanical Gardens are breathtaking and beautifully laid out for enjoyment of so many different plants, a parrot show, green houses of orchids, plumerias, and many other beautiful plants. It is not only educational to see the many varieties, but relaxing and entertaining! I always love going there to see the beauty and enjoy going through the gift shop to see the many available garden items and gifts.

Thank sandraE2413CL
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