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San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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I can't say enough about how much I loved this place. My husband and I have a thing for botanic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oklahoma City
via mobile
Beautiful gardens

We visited this for the first time in July 2017. Beautiful place, wonderful gardens meticulously... read more

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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

-nice place for kids to play: come over mommy and daddy -romantic for wedding: princess paradise -inspiring: scientifically and spiritually -beauty and compassion is so addictive

Thank C9911FTdavidl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip with two grandsons , 3 and 2 years old. Primarily were in the two childrens' gardens. So much for the kids, climbing, exploring and playing. The boys really liked the little stream that they could have little boats float on...More

Thank 93rose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well maintained garden. There are a lot of different varieties of plants to see and lots of scenic spots to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Unfortunately, we didn't plan well enough and had to cut our visit short but we will...More

Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to take guests to this lovely garden. They always marvel over the flowers and fruits and nuts that they have never seen growing in colder climes. For instance, banana stalks, pomegranate bushes, and almond trees. There are even cocoa trees. They like the...More

Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one really great Botanical garden that is filled with items from around the world which are located with signage as to where they are from. The maps offered when you arrive are easy to follow so be sure to get one. Plan to...More

Thank John R
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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.