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San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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One of my favorites for a quiet afternoon...

I have a membership to the garden and love to visit and get a good walk in among the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
via mobile
So peaceful and beautiful

This place is amazing. I'm always looking for new things to do with my three young boys outside and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlsbad, 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a membership to the garden and love to visit and get a good walk in among the beautiful gardens. They offer a variety of classes as well. I have taken the succulent wreath class and the vertical wall garden class, both of which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. I'm always looking for new things to do with my three young boys outside and this place was great for them and so lovely for me. We live nearby and after spending a couple hours there I decided to get the...More

Thank jennychk5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Encinitas is special, beaches and fresh food. Take a side trip to the botanical garden, learn history, and the plants, walk, views.

Thank KimShermanOaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon at this beautiful garden and truly enjoyed our time. We couldn't wait to walk down the next path to see what amazing beauty nature had in store for us next. We kept commenting about our finds and intrigues. Even as adults...More

Thank Roberta V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here very much. I didn't get to see everything I wanted to see because the people I was with ambled very slowly & we had the time constraint of a lunch reservation. I thought the parking fee was incredibly excessive but...More

Thank Gr8Accountant
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about how much I loved this place. My husband and I have a thing for botanic gardens and this one is a top two or three for us. We spent a good three hours exploring the park. The children's area is...More

Thank compton49er
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We visited this for the first time in July 2017. Beautiful place, wonderful gardens meticulously kept up. Very friendly staff. Also great it was free due to the gardens reciprocal admission program.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is fun for me I love getting the year pass so I'm able to come walk the garden enjoy nature and be in a calm relaxing space were I've taken cat naps in the shade and just reflected near the water fall...check out...More

Thank sara m
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've been to these gardens more times than I can count and I always thoroughly enjoy my visit. The gardens are beautifully laid out and cared for. There are so many areas to explore and I seem to learn something new or discover a new...More

Thank 527AmberS
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My kids were not very excited to go here but then we couldn't get them to leave. We spent a great morning walking around and playing in the kids area. My kids (4 and 7) loved it and were so glad to stop here on...More

Thank Angie H
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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.