South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

butterflies on a flower in a botanical garden

FLORA, FAUNA and FUN are keywords for the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, one of the Coastal Bend’s major visitor destinations and leading nature tourism facilities! The 182-acre venue showcases 11 uniquely-designed floral exhibits and gardens, including the 2600 square-foot screened Butterfly House, new 1800 square-foot Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory, Anderson Bromeliad Conservatory, seasonal Plumeria Garden with viewing ramp, plus Rose Garden and massive Rose Pavilion, delightful Hummingbird Garden, desert-like Arid Garden and “artscaped” Sensory Garden. Meet the Botanical Gardens’ Resident Reptiles and vibrant Exotic Parrot collection. Take a walk on the wetlands boardwalk or pack a book to rest and relax in any of the gardens! Visit this key site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. You won’t want to miss a tour in the “birdiest city in America”.