South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Venue Phone: (361) 852-2100
8545 S Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Venture into the delightful 2600 square-foot screened Butterfly House, and Anderson Bromeliad Conservatory. Experience the impressive new Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory, 300 breathtaking roses and stately Rose Pavilion, quaint Hummingbird Garden, imaginative Sensory Garden with fascinating Artscape, Arid Garden, new Tropical Garden, and colorful EarthKind Demonstration Trial Gardens. And during our eight warmer months, enjoy the fragrant tropical Plumeria Garden with elevated viewing ramp to enjoy the tree-top blooms from a birds-eye view.

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 shaded native habitat, bridged ravines, and natural wetlands.

This 182-acre showcase on Oso Creek offers a unique and varied take on botanical gardens-- beautiful new Exotic Parrots, or native wildlife in the new Resident Reptiles exhibit; artistic decorative water features, or vast natural wetlands; majestic Rose Pavilion; or rustic Palapa Grande on scenic Gator Lake.

Corpus Christi’s informal 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, with a birding tower overlooking Gator Lake. Save some time for the recently expanded and remodeled Nature’s Boutique in the Visitors Center, for unique gifts and must-haves, cold drinks and snacks! We also host hundreds of school tours and rent outdoor and indoor facilities to personal and business members for private parties. FLORA, FAUNA, FUN!

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