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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Variety of interesting exhibits

There is an endless walk of interesting exhibits. From snakes to tropical birds to all varieties of... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Doug G
Gladwin, Michigan
via mobile
Orchids, Bromeliads, Cactus, Parrots and Nature Trails in January

Visited on a cold windy January day so not many flowers to see in the wild. The orchid house had... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Baytown, Texas
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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is an endless walk of interesting exhibits. From snakes to tropical birds to all varieties of tropical plants. And on and on. Check the web site but certainly worth a couple hours.

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Visited on a cold windy January day so not many flowers to see in the wild. The orchid house had some beautiful blooms. There are nice trails that take you out to view the natural wetlands. The rose garden looks to be in very good...More

Thank krwilliams4223
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stopped by,but because it was cold we were told all animals were inside and put away. Flowers not in bloom this time of year. It was nice of clerk to tell us this and we did not waste time or money.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were unsure of what we could do with it being so windy but we spent a good 1-2 hours seeing all the reptiles (iguana, lizards, turtles, snakes); birds - cockatoo, parrots, conyers, quakers, etc, orchids as well as wild water fowls. Yes both the...More

Thank JanetScottB
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We went to see flowers & walk. This was a very nice place to relax & see flowers & birds. We were disappointed that the butterfly display was closed for season thing it would be indoors one however was really pleased with bird collection &...More

Thank calliesk@yahoo.com
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lovely gardens and nature center in the midst of road construction - don't let that deter you from seeking this out for some quiet respite. There are very good trails for meandering or walking at a faster pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the orchid house -...More

1  Thank AdventureLass
Reviewed 31 December 2016

What a nice way to spend an afternoon. We fed quite a few of their caged parrots and other birds, fed goldfish in the pond, took a quiet walk on their nature trail and just communed with nature. The staff here was extremely friendly and...More

1  Thank RICHARD F
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank WonderLife2014
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 6 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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What days are you open?
13 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
Are pets allowed?
15 November 2016|
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Response from Noemi V |
Definitely pet friendly!
Deb Z
Is this handicapped accessible?
26 June 2016|
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Response from TxJewel | Reviewed this property |
They do have trails that are accessible by wheelchair and some buildings in the front that are worth going into are the Orchid House and Butterfly House.