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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Address: 8545 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: +1 361-852-2100
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the...

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.

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Went on a whim, pleasantly surprised

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alyia K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you look at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail from the outside, it doesn't look like much. Inside it offers more than you'd expect. Yes, there are plenty of plants, but few botanical gardens offer animals. We were greeted by a sulfur crested cockatoo, one of the 40+ parrots on location. There are also reptiles, tortoises, hummingbirds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in corpus after a long drive and decided to stretch our legs. The garden was the right choice. We enjoyed the 'talking' birds, the serenity garden and the orchids were our favorites. Sorry, but on our visit, there were just a few butterflies present.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are reasonably well kept but the equipments and landscaping is starting to be old and falling apart. Particularly the boardwalks. Some of the plamts are quite beautiful, others need pruning and tending. The grounds have enough to keep you busy for 90 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our group of eight (adult male, teen male, senior female, adult females, young teen females) all loved our impromptu visit to this treasure. We were surprised by the many birds, including talking parrots and other beautiful specimens, that could be fed, as well as the variety of areas, each with unique plants, to explore. I loved the sensory garden and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Didn't really know what to expect but we love gardens so there we were. Never have I seen such a large collection of plumeria trees in one place, outside of the Hawaiian islands! Beautiful blooms with a raised walkway so you are right up where you can see the flowers up close. Amazing display. Enjoyed the birds, two of which... More 

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Portland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great, inexpensive, morning getaway no matter if you're visiting the area or live here. We will definitely go back later in the year and again in the spring! I recommend going in the morning before it gets too hot or as late as possible unless it is early spring or late fall. They have a menagerie of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I enjoyed the gardens. The orchid conservatory was beautiful, i really enjoyed the variety of orchids they had. and We got there just in time to hold a macaw and another small type of parrot as they bring them out at scheduled times. There were no butterfly's in the butterfly enclosure at the time, maybe the time of year. You... More 

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