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Botanical Building, Balboa Park CA

Very few places I have traveled in my life that felt like home the minute I step foot there. This is one of them! I have to say the Balboa Park reminds me of St. Augustine, Florida as it has similar Spanish influenced building dating back in history. Catch some breakfast at a side cart bistro and just enjoy the scenery before you start your exploration of the park.

The Botanical building was built for the 1915-16 Exposition, along with the adjacent Lily Pond and
Lagoon, the historic building is one of the largest lath structures in
the world.

Sitting by the pond is relaxing and entertaining.

Tourists and wildlife come together to enjoy the scenery and museums that surround.

After enjoying the views outside I decided to wonder into this historic building and see what the attraction was all about.

The Botanical Building plantings include more than 2,100 permanent
plants, featuring fascinating collections of cycads, ferns, orchids,
other tropical plants and palms.

Floor to ceiling you can see these captivating flowers, plants and greenery.

You are literally taking into a oasis and can hardly tell California is in a drought!

I am rather fond of gardening and plants but I must say I saw things I had never laid eyes on before which was extremely fascinating to me.

I would hate to judge a book by it’s cover, and I afford the same kindness to plants and their root systems.

Free to the public on Friday through Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Closed Thursdays and holidays).

Find: 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101



  1. Karen Del Tatto
    January 14, 2016 / 12:29 am

    I had the blessing of being able to visit San Diego four times while my future son-in-law was stationed there with the Marines. The last two years were spent visiting their home after they were married. We explored so many areas, but one place I never did go was Balboa Park. I'm not quite sure why actually. lol. After seeing your pictures I wish I had, but at least I got to visit through our blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sabine
    January 14, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    I just love to visit Botanical gardens. I try to go as soon as I seen one ๐Ÿ™‚ This one looks really nice, nice photos as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nancy A at obloggernewbie
    January 14, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Fabulous blog and more fabulous pictures. I'm pinning it I love it so much. Thanks for sharing at the HHGN Party. Check out my 3 blog posts if you can. They are "Hearty Vegan Black Bean Soup," "Spaghetti Squash Magic," and "Colors 4 Health Launch." Wishing you much joy in 2016. Nancy A.

  4. alexa
    January 14, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Beautiful photos. I live in San Diego, so this was a fun read. I love Balboa Park!