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“drought dried up all wetlands”

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
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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.
Arlington, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“drought dried up all wetlands”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Wonderful trails and lookouts, over sand flats, (not mud, sand) all ponds are gone. would be wonderful if they were full. a few birds in cages, interesting greenhouses, but without the ponds, insects and birds stay home.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

First ever visit. We loved the butterflies. There was so many of them and the trails were fun to walk. It kept us busy for sometime exploring around the trail and looking at the art work. The staff we saw were friendly

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Florence, OR
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice, but not worth an hour drive to get to it”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Gardens was small, animals and birds in cages, butterfly pavilion was nice. Very hot day and few places to sit in the shade. Wetland overlook was OK for bird watching. Very interesting
and eclectic collection of art work throughout the gardens. Drove from Port Aransas to see, so was disappointed there was not more of a collection of plants and flowers.

Visited June 2014
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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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