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South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

8545 South Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78413

361-852-2100

Mission:

The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center will advance the knowledge and appreciation of plants and the environment, in relation to personal and community education, well-being, and scientific understanding. It will conserve, preserve, display and interpret native and adapted flora and fauna of South Texas, for area residents and visitors alike.

About Us:

Corpus Christi - One of the Coastal Bend's major visitor destinations and leading nature tourism facilities, the 180-acre South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center showcases nine uniquely-designed floral exhibits and gardens, including the acclaimed Orchid House and Plumeria Garden--plus the Bromeliad Conservatory and Butterfly House both opening in 2009.

Strategically situated along Oso Creek on Corpus Christi's affluent south side, this unlikely blend of beauty in the wild nearly touches the northern reaches of the world-famous King Ranch, placing it in an intriguing wildlife corridor. A 'Walk on the Wild Side' with Gator Lake, shaded Bird & Butterfly Trail, birding tower, Palapa Grande, wetlands boardwalk and Oso Loop Trail make this a key site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail for both shore birds and woodland song birds. The nature tourism destination also offers the Hummingbird Garden, Rose Garden and Pavilion, Arid Garden, Butterfly Garden, Sensory Garden, and EarthKind Demonstration Trial Gardens.

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