Botanical Building and Lily Pond, San Diego

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#14 of 64 in Parks in San Diego
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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. Planning San Diego trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • We love coming here! We also love bringing our dogs. You can't actualy go in the botanical garden with the dogs, but the dogs love looking at the koi fish and walking around the pond and people... 
    We love coming here! We also love bringing our dogs. You can't actualy go in the botanical garden with the dogs, but the dogs love looking at the koi fish and walking around the pond and people...  more »
  • Took the trolley and hopped off for a stroll around the grounds. Relaxing and beautiful area, full of history and lots of things to photograph...textures, colors, architecture. 
    Took the trolley and hopped off for a stroll around the grounds. Relaxing and beautiful area, full of history and lots of things to photograph...textures, colors, architecture.  more »
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  • Be sure to take your time walking through the building. Each space has interesting plants and trees, mostly labeled. And it's cool inside on hot days. I'm surprised the gardeners are letting vines grow into the lattice roof; I noticed some of the slats have become loose. Control those vines.
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