Botanical Building and Lily Pond, San Diego

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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Lily Pond is amazing! Varieties of Lotus, Lillie, Lilacs... They do pose well for our cameras! The botanical building also houses a lot of plants. God's creation and nurturing staff seem to compete ea...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Balboa Park museums are paid all except this botanical building. I have to say be very small, a large greenhouse, with a path and many plants crammed, but altogether if you find yourself in balboa because you don't get in?
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  • September 18, 2017
    The Botanical Garden is located on the territory of Balboa Park. . Local plant diversity will impress even connoisseurs of flora: species collected not just across America but also imported from other regions of the world. Here there is a greenhouse and ponds.
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  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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!!
  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • May 17, 2017
    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!
  • March 20, 2017
    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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