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San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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Garden is constantly evolving

We've lived in Encinitas for over 30 years, and it's remarkable how this garden and it's plantings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie A
Southern California
Colorful, peaceful, and beautiful gardens!

I enjoy gardens, and wanted to check this one out during a recent stay in the area. It was bigger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in Encinitas for over 30 years, and it's remarkable how this garden and it's plantings have evolved and improved. It's not an overwhelming garden like the Huntington but a right-sized garden that can consume a morning (the best time to visit) or an...More

Thank Leslie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy gardens, and wanted to check this one out during a recent stay in the area. It was bigger than I thought it would be, and I spent 2.5 hours walking around at a leisurely pace, and browsing in the gift shop. The gardens...More

Thank Cind53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed if you love plants. Cacti, succulents, native species and fascinating air plants planted in old tree trunks as well as themed gardens from many parts of the world. I spotted humming birds too. The childrens' garden is beautifully designed with an...More

1  Thank Petamary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a few family memberships to other Botanical Gardens and since the one I had before had expired I got a membership here. I have always enjoyed walking around taking in the plants and flowers and this is one of the nicer gardens...More

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great gardens and a pretty easy walk. Beautiful Bamboo section, that was our favorite. Get there early before the crowds arrive.

Thank Curly
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Lots of trails and paths to walk around. I loved the tremendous varieties of trees and flowers. There is a little coffee stand and some tables to sit at. Very relaxing place to wander around. Great views of the ocean.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited this garden, and were VERY impressed with all the flora and fauna to be found here. Truly one of the nicest botanic gardens we've been to.....and we've been to a lot all around the world. There was an art pleinair event going on...More

Thank dukeofargy
Reviewed 31 March 2017

In the middle of a busy coastal city lies a sweet secret known to locals as Quail Botanic Garden to others it is known as San Diego Botanic Garden. The garden offers many venues insect festival, fairy festival, art fest, etc . The two children...More

1  Thank Bobbi H
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In a garden designed to a large extent to attract and engage kids, it is unlikely that adults will have as much fun. Signage is OK, but hardly original, and the really attractive elements are sculptures and art plunked down among the various types of...More

1  Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Friendly volunteers working throughout and one driving the electric shuttle made exploring these lovely gardens easy for every ability and age. Don't be discouraged if you have to park in the overflow...the shuttle will take you everywhere.

2  Thank jcbexleyoh
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admission prices??
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.
Can you take dogs with you?
2 September 2015|
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