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Visit the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Highlights & Happenings

Venture into the delightful 2600 square-foot screened Butterfly House, and new Bromeliad Conservatory. Experience 2000 orchids, 300 breathtaking roses, quaint Hummingbird Garden, imaginative Sensory Garden with fascinating artscape, Arid Garden and colorful EarthKind Demonstration Trial Gardens. And during our eight warmer months, enjoy the fragrant tropical Plumeria Garden with elevated viewing ramp.

Your visits to the Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Corpus Christi will immerse you in serene beauty, followed by an adventurous ‘walk on the wild side’ with 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 take on botanical gardens-- beautiful new Exotic Parrots, or native wildlife in the new Reptiles in Residents exhibit; artistic decorative water features, or vast natural wetlands; majestic Rose Pavilion; or rustic Palapa Grande on scenic Gator Lake-- Corpus Christi’s South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center will impress you with its unusual approach to environmental education through creative horticultural design, and fascinating naturescape of natural wetlands and trails through native mesquite forest. Definitely not your grandmother’s botanical garden!

The Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail site. Save some time for Nature’s Boutique in the Visitors Center, for unique gifts and ‘must haves’! We also host hundreds of school and adult tours, and rent our facilities to members for private parties.

Open Daily
9am to 6pm
(Except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)
Adults Ages (13-59)- $7
60+Seniors/Active Military/College- $6
Middle/High School- $7***
Children Ages (12 &Under)- $3***
Children Under 3- Free with Paid Adult

Group/Tour Rates***
Payments Accepted: Cash/Check/MC/Visa
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8545 South Staples
Corpus Christi TX. 78413


Upcoming Education, Events & Exhibits

Educational & Garden Events

The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, offers a variety of  Educational Classes for all ages and garden enthuses. For a list of up Coming Events at the Gardens visit our Event

Exhibits at the South Texas Botanical Gardens

Botanical Garden mingles with Nature Preserve creating the most breath taking natural exhibits in Corpus Christi.
Don Larkin Memorial Orchid Greenhouse
Rose Garden
Bates Rose Pavilion
Plumeria Garden & Willoughby Viewing Platform
Sensory Garden
Tree Demonstration Garden
Hummingbird Garden
Arid Garden
Earth Kind Demonstration Trial Gardens
Anderson Bromeliad Conservatory Inside
Butterfly House
Bird & Butterfly Trail
Birding Tower
Palapa Grande on Gator Lake
Wetland Awareness Boardwalk
Oso Creek Loop Trail

Download the New 2015 Calendar

Wilderness Camp Photo Poster (Kids Summer Nature Studies).pdf

Blacklock Birding for Kids

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GENE BLACKLOCK’S Botanical Gardens Birding Calendar.

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Moonlight in the Gardens 2015

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