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“Amazing Orchids!”

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Orchids!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

It's been a year since I visited there. It's a small area but many beautiful plants packed into it. I especially liked the Orchid exhibit and the Butterfly exhibit. They were outstanding!

Visited July 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
277 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF OVERLOOKING THIS GEM - GREAT NATURE WALK”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

While there are some beautiful flowers and plants, this is much more than that. There is a great butterfly exhibit where they fly all around you, and might even land on your head if you are still. There are several wetland boardwalks, and several lookouts, and a nice pond with with many birds. There is an outstanding children's playground area including their "Monkey House". Lots o creative sculptures all around. Spend a few hours just taking a nature walk. Kids will enjoy it. Easy to get there and is well worth it.

Visited May 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful but dangerous?”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

The flower gardens were lovely, the exotic birds were interesting (if noisy), and the butterflies were pretty. But, I did not feel comfortable following the trails myself because of the constant posted warnings about deadly snakes in the area. Not to mention passing "gator" lake....
The gift shop is GREAT!

Visited May 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great relaxing walk, very enjoyable”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I am not super into flowers or plants but I was hoping to enjoy a nice long walk around the gardens and enjoy the beautiful weather and flora/fauna. That's exactly what I got! I loved the birds and the butterfly house, and really enjoyed the metal sculptures throughout the area that is part of a limited-time art exhibition. I suggest bringing a big bottle of water and some sunblock!

Visited May 2014
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Missouri City, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
527 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Visited on a beautiful March day. There were various parrots, butterflies, orchids and bromeliads to see. It took around an hour to tour the area which included a walk along a granite trail.

Visited March 2014
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