Botanical Building at Balboa Park
The Botanical Building at Balboa Park is one of the largest wood lath structures in the world. |
In front, the Lily Pond, or Reflective Pond, provides a sense of peace and tranquility.
Along the crosswalk, flanking the entire building, are two more companion water fountains.
Inside the building, you will find over 2100 tropical plants as well seasonal exhibits such as the Easter Lily Display, Orchid Display, and Poinsettia Display.|
On hot days, the this building is a nice place to go to hide from the heat. The lath structure overhead provides a patchy sunlight-and-shadow effect. If you look carefully, you will find small waterfalls hidden among the lush growth. More photo
Keep an eye out for the carnivorous plant collection (Venus Flytrap, Pitcher plants) and the Touch and Smell collection of herbs.
Today, the Botanical Building and Lily Pond is one of the most photographed scenes in Balboa Park. |
Location, Price, Hours
Botanical Building in Balboa Park
map location 17
Open Friday through Wednesday
from 10 am to 4 pm
Closed Thursdays and holidays. Free.