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San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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Very nice

I love visiting gardens and this one did not disappoint. I enjoyed the fruit trees the most! Too... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kpodell
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A wonderful place for a stroll

The San Diego Botanic Garden is beautiful. With an incredible variety of plants from around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LightFighter
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Lafayette, 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 of microclimates giving the visitor a sensation of going from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest, all within 37 acres.Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. In June of 2009, we opened the Hamilton Children's Garden, the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.
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“fruit trees” (14 reviews)
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love visiting gardens and this one did not disappoint. I enjoyed the fruit trees the most! Too bad you’re not allowed to pick any, haha

Thank kpodell
Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Diego Botanic Garden is beautiful. With an incredible variety of plants from around the world, as well as an extensive network of well-marked hiking trails, the gardens are a perfect place to spend 3 hours enjoying nature. We were fascinated with the diversity...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting my son and his family (our 2 grandchildren), I found out about this Jewel to take children to as well as yourself! They had marshmallow roasts, live music, arts and crafts, a SNOW hill to sled down and another SNOW hill to climb,...More

Thank shchristy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this Botanical Garden. Had a lot to see and could have spend the entire day there. Plans from around the world. If you are in the area, do it!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas, CA which is in greater San Diego County. It contains 37-acres of eye-candy foliage...rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, succulents, etc. Children will love the Hamilton Children's Garden and its climbing...More

Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the gardens most every year for the last 11 years. It is a place in which to bring out of town visitors. Something has happened to the health of the plants, mainly with their succulent and cactus collections. And what happened to...More

Thank nancyalaine71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the 37 acres site with family and grand kids. The variety of the types of plants and trees was very diverse. From all over the world. Very well done. Family packages are available for 13 months.

Thank uedc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading reviews on this site we were excited about our visit. The entrance from the road looked nice and we were greeted by a very pleasant lady who took our fees and handed us a map of the gardens. The first clue of a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here on a nice December afternoon. The gardens introduced us to many plants unfamiliar to us from the Midwest. Because it has been so dry in the area, some of the gardens were dry. With many of the plants...More

Thank LoriAnn1010
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A sign in the parking lot says, "One of the top 10 gardens in the WORLD." It more than meets this listing. We have been to many botanical gardens throughout the world and this one merits the title. The garden is very well maintained and...More

Thank rjhaardvark
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$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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