Botanical Building and Lily Pond, San Diego

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#13 of 43 in Parks in San Diego
Take a break from the city at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, home to Balboa Park's most delicate plant species. See orchids, tropical flowers, ferns, and exotic trees that thrive in the hothouse environment. Admire the reflections of these plants in the clear lily pond--a centerpiece in the conservatory. Admission to this protected paradise is free. Planning San Diego trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The Botanical building houses some great plants including beautiful orchids. The lily pond is also superb and a great place for pictures.  more »
  • When tired of the hassles you city and want to rest and umitvorenija, but not in the wilderness, and where the next few moments. The way to hold its own in this wonderful land, where fish, butterflies, and plants with unusual shapes and colors give you climb the soulful, where you will find the tranquility dreamed in broad streets bustling.
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  • Nice, quiet place full of a variety of plants. The variety of orchids is lovely. It took me less than 30 min to walk around; I was expecting a more extensive garden. But it was free and delightful just the same. A good place to take a break if you have been strolling through the park and museums all day.
  • Check whether the building is open before you come if you come to Balboa park for the Botanical building. I'm definitely not a plant type of person, but this place did whoa me!!!! One more thing, even outside was super hot, inside of the building was chill!!
  • The botanical gardens are a must see for visitors and locals alike. Getaway from the blazing Southern California heat and step foot into this quiet and peaceful oasis.
  • A great place to see, it's in the center of the Balboa Park. Amazing flowers and plants inside, in front of the building there is a nice pond, with some nice fish. It's free, one more reason to worth the visit, we really enjoyed. Very well done San Diego!
  • Great place to unwind. There are many species of plants. I highly recommend coming here on a cooler day. Personally I cannot spend more than 30 minutes here without losing interest but for those who enjoy sitting in pretty areas for long periods of time, this might be the place for you.

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