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Botanical Building and Lily Pond, San Diego

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • This building is one of the worlds largest wooden structures and is quite magnificant. it was built in 1915 and contains over 2,000 permanet tropical plants.Outside is an extensive pond which is also ...  read more »
  • Well loved and cared for by staff and volunteers the Botanical Building is a special place. Don't miss it. 
  • Balboa Park is a landmark, the entire park is a day or more walking around. The Botanical Building is beautiful, especially from outside, but unless you are plant crazy, it takes only a few minutes to...  read more »
  • This garden is nice and serene. I went with my two boys (a toddler and an infant) and had to stop and nurse the little one. I found a quiet spot close to a little water feature that was perfect. Outside of the building is a huge koi pond where, if you're lucky, you might see ducks feeding the fish. The garden not very big, but it's beautiful and worth visiting if you are at Balboa Park.
  • This is a very nice garden with Ferns and exotic plants. The building is really cool but needs maintenance help because it's made of wood for the shell. It is about a half an hour of entertainment unless you are a photographer.
  • Came here with my gf during a Socal roadtrip. Put shortly, the botanical building's small and boring, but at least it's free. We walked around inside for 10 min before we headed on out. Decent photo op in front of the building. We found a turtle chilling by the lily pond.
  • Nice garden. Sometimes it has those plants that react to stimulus other than that it is relaxing.
  • Nice inside with a lot of plants. Not too many flowers to see in the middle of the summer, but the visit was still fun.
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