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San Diego Botanic Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Too wonderful to describe, you must go!

This botanical garden is stunning in every way. The staff is friendly, price is reasonable, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Excellent place to relax and take an exercise walk. Many of the areas are difficult to get to for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety...more
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This botanical garden is stunning in every way. The staff is friendly, price is reasonable, the provided map is easy to use to navigate the different gardens. The garden is just perfect size to explore for a few hours. Such a great place to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Queenbeesandthedrone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to relax and take an exercise walk. Many of the areas are difficult to get to for handicap individuals. Great for photographs.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 49joseph14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tranquil garden to take an hour and enjoy nature. There are lots of great specimen plants, like the cork oaks and Draco’s that are worth checking out. The people at the garden are super nice and a wealth of knowledge. The place is clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank iCriticSD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

that surprised me, but i made the drive 25+ miles north to visit as i love gardens. it's large and seemed to be very representative of california plantings. there were a few things blooming - it would be fun to see it at a different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnelrog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here two days before Christmas with my family hoping to enjoy some good lights, we were extremely disappointed. First off, it is $25 a person to get in....that does not include, food, horse rides, or kids crafts. Next, the lights looked like a kid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Captain_AmeriDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough positive things about this place. When we arrived we decided to start our route to the left. We kept going left and down through the paths, admiring all of the various sections of the garden. It kept going, and going, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends to see the Christmas lights. Admission was $25 per person which didn’t include a horse drawn carriage ride or any food or drink inside. The lights were haphazardly thrown on plants and bushes, and only a small number of plants were lit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank J9365NGdavidh
Reviewed 30 November 2018

What beautiful, extensive gardens! If you enjoy lush greenery, this is place is a must see. My brother, my adult daughter and I spent an enjoyable three hours or so roaming the landscapes in the gardens, covering most of the total area in that time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SECh694
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Great place to see many different plants and flowers. Plan on spending about 2 hours to see it all. You can buy plants too. Interesting outdoor art. First Tuesday of each month is free for San Diego County residents.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dileep B
Reviewed 13 November 2018

A great family experience. Hike the many trails that take you through the landscapes from around the world. One of my favorites is the bamboo forest. Nearby there is a view tower to climb where you can see the ocean and surrounding hills. Hike to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 January 2018|
Response from TraceyFogarty | Reviewed this property |
It is wheelchair accessible, however many of the trails are up and down hilly paths. I would want a partner pushing at times.
17 February 2017|
Response from Chet P | Reviewed this property |
$2 for parking. $10for seniors. If you get the free museum month card at Macy's all entry fees are half price.