If you are looking for some leisure activity that will not burn a hole through your pockets, why not plan a trip to the Botanical Building and Lily Pond at the Balboa Park, San Diego on a chartered San Diego bus with some of your friends this weekend? Admission into the Botanical Building and Lily Pond is free. Yes, you read it correctly – it’s FREE. And on top of that, you will get to enjoy over 1,200 types of tropical flowers and plants too.
Whether or not you or your friends are shutterbugs, we would strongly suggest that you bring along a camera with you on this trip to the Botanical Building and Lily Pond. As soon as you arrive on the grounds of this place in your San Diego rental bus, you will understand why you need to bring your camera with you. Even before you enter into the building, there are already so many beautiful and amazing flowers and plants that are planted outside the building. Oh, did we also mention that the surrounding buildings’ architecture is just as magnificent too? Imagine, even before you enter into the Botanical Building and Lily Pond, you and your friends are probably posing and taking photos outside already – and that is just the beginning of your trip to this place!
As you and your friends walk to the entrance of the building, you will notice a little signage that tells you the opening hours of the Botanical Building and Lily Pond, which is from Fridays to Wednesdays, from 10 in the morning till 4 in the evening. They are closed on Thursdays and public holidays. San Diego rented bus passengers usually prefer to visit in the morning so that they can have more time instead of having to rush through their visit. As you walk into the building, you would feel as though you have just walked into a beautiful and serene forest – the ambience is almost magical, if we may add. While you may also notice that the building is not very big, but like the saying goes, good things come in small packages, and it is true for the Botanical Building and Lily Pond. Even though the building is considerably small compared to some other gardens, it sure has a lot more types and varieties of plants and flowers all packed in this little building. Ferns, orchids, water lilies, palms and other tropical plants are what you can expect to see and isn’t this just a great way to spend the day with your friends?