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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Magnificent Orchid Greenhouse!

The staff here was really great! We were there on a gloomy day, but the staff took time to explain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna M
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Dallas, Texas
Pleasant outing

Nice botanical gardens in what seems to be the CC suburbs. A nice volunteer showed us around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
den979
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Given that these gardens are run by a nonprofit organization on limited funds, they are wonderful. Of course more money is needed for new posters, better signs, and the like. But, the entire place is pretty and peaceful even in December. I enjoyed my stay there and found it interesting. I especially liked the rock furniture and seeing the turtles move towards their own "tanning lamps" (really heating lamps for them). Definitely worth braving all the nearby construction, but don't expect a Disney World adventure.

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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(?).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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