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The botanical garden is awesome

There are 4 types of ecosystems being featured in this garden. It is always lush, well maintained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A hidden oasis of tranquility created with plants,art and nature trails

As a local artist, I have been given the opportunity to attend as well as participate in galas and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie S
San Diego, California
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 4 types of ecosystems being featured in this garden. It is always lush, well maintained and something is always blooming. There is a wonderful exploration garden for little kids, with a man made river creek. There are often organized activities and festivals here....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local artist, I have been given the opportunity to attend as well as participate in galas and sculpture events in the Garden. SDB Garden make the most out of their cherished gem. They have classes, Fairy days, festivals and events of all kinds....More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we entered, they were very helpful and suggested we try an outside restaurant for lunch because the inside facility was limited. Our entry paperwork was accepted on our return. The grounds are marvelous and we just strolled through the variety of locations. Some of...More

1  Thank casaahha
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Even on a busy (free for residents) Tuesday this urban garden delights, such as the lily pond frog who croaked a welcome. In early June the blooms were delightful and the small well-stocked plant shop caught my attention (and wallet). Although I don't always like...More

1  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Get to know the local plant life. Great for walking. Could use more tlc in the plant beds. Interesting art pieces throughout the gardens you can purchase. Good variety of plants. Areas good for photos and kids play.

1  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

While not as coifed as other gardens, it wins in its location, humility and lack of pretense. It’s a beautiful place to share nature with others in the presence of an ocean breeze.

Thank ColoradoBen1
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is one of the county's beauty spots. A well planned garden that displays many native and non-native trees and plants. Big play area for kids. It's located on a hilly rise, so be aware that there is some uphill/downhill walking to deal with. Great...More

1  Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Even though the weather wasn't great, I enjoyed my visit to the Botanic Garden. There is a lot to see with beautiful flowers. I found the map a bit difficult to follow however everything in the garden is well marked so you can find your...More

Thank AmyD1204
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

There were three adults and one grandson (age 3) in our group. There is an entire area for children. Treehouse, sandbox and an area of A, B, C plants. This is a large open park with many paved and unpaved trails with plenty of benches...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Went in early May 2018 and it was not that impressive - Probably the cold April weather. Strongly suggest an off season rate for visitors.

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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.