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San Diego Botanic Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great hike through various forest and garden themes

I loved the variety of plants and beautiful gardens. If you like the outdoors and natural beauty... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dennis D
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Pueblo West
Wonderful beautiful informative experience

These gardens are so worth the visit. They are beautifully designed and will bring you to a calm... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jeannej77
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San Marcos, 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 5 days ago

I loved the variety of plants and beautiful gardens. If you like the outdoors and natural beauty then this might be the place for you. They have a childrens play area with a tree house type of area with little bridge walkways. Kids should enjoy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 5 days ago

These gardens are so worth the visit. They are beautifully designed and will bring you to a calm, relaxed, zen state of mind. It is really very very special. There is great attention to detail. Warm and friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeannej77
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful place to take grandkids of all ages. Many different things to keep them entertained. It was a warm day so the 1 year old twins waded in one of the creeks while the other two built a fort.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the San Diego Botanic Gardens (known by the locals as Quail Gardens), in December because before the Christmas Holidays they have "The Garden of Lights". This was a beautiful display, plus entertainment and Hay Rides. Definitely worth the Visit. One of the most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Colin A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing how large this place is and the amount of plants and trees is amazing. Liked it so well that we bought a membership. Well worth the price... look for special events...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sanfsps
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here in late December on one of the final days of Garden of Lights. We had free admission through our AHS membership; we arrived around 2 p.m. in order to see the garden in the daylight, and happily, we were not charged extra...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ellenbee56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place for a leisurely walk! Many interesting plants and sculptures. Can be booked for weddings and I see why. Cool children’s garden with sand box area and water play area and tree house.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mc_travelgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

easy way to spend a nice day outside by talking with a docent and letting them walk you through some of what i thought was fascinating....like the bamboo garden

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jim5906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our young kids here after seeing a brochure in our hotel and deciding we wanted to do something a bit more “low key” for the day. Upon arrival, we drove up to the booth to pay for admission. Our first thought was that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jdalbert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 2 year old granddaughter loved her visit here. She played for an hour in the Hamilton Children's Garden with the little boats in the stream, and in the tree house.

Date of experience: December 2018
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kamahele2
12 January 2018|
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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.
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helenX9243LI
17 February 2017|
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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.
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