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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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Great Place to Visit...in the Spring!

First, if you're heading here any month from early May - end of September, it's gonna be bloody... read more

Reviewed today
Adriana C
Highlands, Texas
Small but nice, lots of mosquitos

This is a small place but worth it for the admission price of $8. We enjoyed the butterfly house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 today

First, if you're heading here any month from early May - end of September, it's gonna be bloody hot. You'll melt, no lie. If you decide to go, bring a summer hat or umbrella; bug spray; water and sunscreen for walking around. Go in the...More

Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place but worth it for the admission price of $8. We enjoyed the butterfly house and seeing the birds and reptiles. There is a bird presentation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that is educational and helpful for anyone considering purchasing a...More

Thank TC13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This botanical garden was a nice surprise for us. For a smaller town, it is chock full of cool birds and reptiles. We loved that! The orchids and plumeria were beautiful but not many in bloom right now in June. The boardwalks and bird blinds...More

1  Thank littleyao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our favorites were walking the creek loop, wandering through the plumeria garden and looking at the amazing variety of orchids. We were very impressed by the structures built as Eagle Scout projects and thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank Sue_Moore_NM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and peaceful place, my kids even enjoyed taking the trails, seeing the animals and lovely flowers.

Thank Marisa E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The botanical garden orchid collection is my favorite. Some of the native plants were quite nice to look at as well. Several parrots are real show stoppers. Not a bad destination for a couple to walk around, take some selfies and such.

Thank Tomasz W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love nature and flowers, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. They have a couple of greenhouses full of beautiful orchids and other exotic flowers, acres of gardens, a bunch of beautiful tropical birds to view, and even some interesting...More

Thank StretchandCompany
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The roses were in bloom, as well as many desert flowers and orchids. The orchids were beautiful. The reptiles and birds were really cool. We fed the iguanas and birds. Nice selection of birds. I would highly recommend visiting here....More

Thank Jhurd6
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I usually get a discount from Groupon, which is a good deal. I went first thing Saturday morning. The staff is always lovely. The gardens themselves are always getting better. The construction is bothersome, and by the looks of it, will be for some time....More

Thank putinwords
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Perhaps it was the time of the year, but I expected more than the current condition of the Gardens. However, there are interesting things to see there. Recommended for a visit.

Thank jsparksok
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What days are you open?
14 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?
16 November 2016|
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Response from Noemi V |
Definitely pet friendly!
Deb Z
Is this handicapped accessible?
27 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.