San Diego has some of the most beautiful and temperate weather in the entire country. The weather generally stays between 60 and 80 degrees year-round. This temperate and wonderful weather provides for the perfect place to grow and nurture beautiful plant life. One such example of this amazing plant life is at the Botanical Building and Lily Pond in San Diego’s famous Balboa Park. This beautiful natural wonder is a must see when you are in San Diego.

About the Botanical Building and Lily Pond in San Diego

Located on El Prado walkway in Balboa Park is the beautiful San Diego Botanical Building and Lily Pond. The view of the Botanical Building with the Lily Pond and Lagoon in the foreground is one of the most photographed scenes in Balboa Park and a must-see destination in San Diego.  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. The Botanical Building plantings include more than 2,100 permanent plants, featuring fascinating collections of cycads, ferns, orchids, other tropical plants and palms. The Botanical Building in San Diego also presents some of the park’s vibrant seasonal flower displays.

Around the Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Along with the beautiful scenes presented by the Botanical Building and Lily Pond, there are many attractions around the Botanical Building and Lily Pond. Adjacent to the Botanical Building and Lily Pond is the Museum of Art, Timken Museum, Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Casa del Prado, House of Hospitality, Casa de Balboa, Zoro Garden, Spanish Villla and the Sculpture Garden. These areas are all extremely beautiful and provide for great opportunities for photographs. This area of Balboa Park is the most photographed area of San Diego and has many different areas that you can take advantage of.

The Botanical Building and Lily Pond is a great location to visit during your San Diego vacation. This beautiful garden is full of great opportunities for photographs and provides a great background for a family photo. The reflecting pool offered is a beautiful opportunity for self-reflection and inner thought and has provided many with a life altering experience.

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