Botanical Building

Gardens in San Diego

The Botanical Building looks lovely from El Prado, where you can see it reflected in the large lily pond that was used for hydrotherapy in WWII when the navy took over the park. The building’s central dome and two wings are covered with redwood lattice panels, which let filtered sunlight into the collection of tropical plants and ferns. The planting changes every season; in December there’s a particularly beautiful poinsettia display.