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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Beautiful garden

Find your zen at this beautifully landscaped garden. It’s got several little nooks with benches for... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Diane Y
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Perfect place for a quick stroll or even a meditation or self reflection. Not very big so I... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Encinitas, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens were very pretty and great ocean views but not as large as I expected. Narrow pathways and security extremely rude about even talking softly to discuss the gardens or the view. Okay if you are a fan of gardens but wouldn't do it...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Find your zen at this beautifully landscaped garden. It’s got several little nooks with benches for people who want to sit and meditate or just appreciate the beauty and nature. The ocean view is breathtaking. The landscaping is impressive. The koi pond is so well...More

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Perfect place for a quick stroll or even a meditation or self reflection. Not very big so I generally avoid it on holidays but other days its nice, right on the water so the views are fantastic.

Thank pranjals
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Gardens are a place of natural beauty and serenity. There are small alcoves which offer seating and spots for quiet contemplation along with amazing views of the ocean. People speak softly if at all, and serenity is the overwhelming feel of this magical spot....More

Thank maresy54
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, serene. And overlooking the ocean. Gardens are well groomed with beautiful flowers and plants.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to relax and meditate at sunset on top of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Thank John M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is one of my favorite places in San Diego County. I have visited here many, many times. Quite a few people come here to meditate, so plan on a quiet visit. The Koi ponds are enchanting and the rest of the small garden sits...More

Thank Jones619
Reviewed 25 August 2018

These gardens are gorgeous and you can feel the peace and enjoy the sound of the ocean. Make sure you check the hours open to the public. This is a great place for quiet reflection.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 25 August 2018

1. Free, Parking on street 2. Closed Mondays 3. It is a meditation garden, meant for quiet reflection. Be respectful of the (few/many) people meditating along the paths. 4. The koi ponds are amazing, filled with bright colorful fish. Many of which are really big!...More

1  Thank TheMac2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with our baby on a Saturday and it was busy but not so much that you couldn’t enjoy the calm and peaceful stroll around the beautiful gardens. Lovely views of the ocean and very welcome pockets of shade in amongst the trees. Plenty...More

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1 April 2018|
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Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Garden is quite large, and I you want to explore it thoroughly, I would recommend a half-day visit or even a whole day visit if you are very keen on plants. The SRF gardens are not very large, and assuming you... More
3 February 2018|
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Response from AlaskaMarion | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to visit the gardens. As for the best time of year, I have been there in October as well as January and February. Each time I have visited, there have been flowers in bloom. Much care goes into maintaining... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Mondays. If you Google 'SRF meditation gardens opening hours' you'll get a link to the website with the opening hours for the gardens. There is a retreat center attached to it, but you have to be a member of... More