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Botanical Building and Lily Pond, San Diego

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Garden Nature / Park
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. Using our international travel planner, San Diego attractions like Botanical Building and Lily Pond can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We enjoyed touring the Botanical Building in Balboa Park. The soaring architecture is gorgeous and even more impressive given that it was built for the 1915 Exposition. It's full of over 2,000 lush tr...  more »
  • We visited on a Monday ,it was very nice to enter free . It only took 20 minutes if you didn't stop to sit on the bench to look at the many kinds of trees and plants. I was happy to take pictures of b...  more »
  • Very unusual foliage, free access within Balboa park. Nice 10-15 minute side trip while walking through the park.  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • A great place to visit. Beautiful flowers and plants inside this old iron building. We really enjoyed our visit. There is a fantastic reflection pond just outside. Well done San Diego!!!!! It's free to visit.
  • A Beautiful Oasis to visit and enjoy the Tranquility calm Surroundings . For Tea lovers , they have a Barista cafe , with Authentic , Gourmet selection .:-)