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Why The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a Must-See

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Corpus Christi is in full bloom for summer time and the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is the perfect place to capture nature’s beauty!

Venture into the delightful 2,600 square-foot screened Butterfly House, and Bromeliad Conservatory. Experience 2,000 orchids, 300 roses, the Hummingbird Garden, the Sensory Garden with fascinating artscape, Arid Garden and colorful EarthKind Demonstration Trial Gardens. During the warmer months, enjoy the fragrant tropical Plumeria Garden with an elevated viewing ramp.


Explore 11 uniquely stunning floral exhibits and gardens shouting color, followed by quiet trails and boardwalk through identified native habitat and natural wetlands.

This 180-acre showcase on Oso Creek offers a unique and varied opportunity to get up close and personal with exotic parrots and reptiles. Make sure to check out the  artistic decorative water features, or vast natural wetlands; majestic Rose Pavilion; and the rustic Palapa Grande on scenic Gator Lake.

The Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a great Texas coastal birding trail site. Save some time for the Nature’s Boutique in the Visitors Center to take home that special souvenir! 8545 S. Staples St.

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