South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
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.
(Amended & approved May 21, 2002)
Our facility strives to: Offer an ever-growing source of beauty, information, environmental learning and entertainment; Provide a positive and satisfying visitor experience; Enhance local quality of life and economic development through nature tourism.
Funding the Gardens & Nature Center
The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center offers personal, corporate and gift membership, honorariums and memorials, planned giving, foundation and corporate grant opportunities. Donations also may be made to the Endowment Fund, directed by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation, or the Operations & Maintenance Fund. The Botanical Nature Institute of South Texas, Inc., which operates the Gardens, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, governed by a local Board of Directors.
Fun Facts About STXBOT!
● There aren’t really any gator's in Gator Lake! (But there used to be, and . . .)
● You don’t have to walk all 180 acres—we have vantage points for scenic views of wetlands and native habitat!
● Orchids have more species than any other plant. We have 2000 orchids--one of the largest public collections in the South!
● Did you know the Rose is the National flower, and we have 100 varieties and 300 plants in our Rose Garden?
● We recently saw two big javalinas walking down the Rose Garden bridal path! (We think it was her idea!)
● We don’t trim brown fronds off our palm trees, because the “beards” provide bat habitat.
● You’ll love every bloomin’ thing !
We are Members of...
● American Public Garden Association
● American Horticultural Society
● Reciprocal Gardens program
● Texas Travel Industry Association
● Greater Corpus Christi Hospitality Association
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