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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

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A Wonderful Surprise

We wanted to find something fun to do outside and were rewarded with a visit to the Botanical... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Ellesbells742
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Overland Park, Kansas
A must see botanical garden. Surprising. Large. Quiet. An amazing view.

This place doesn't seem to come up in most CA botanical garden listings. But it should be near the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Becky208
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Boise, Idaho
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1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084-5249
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We wanted to find something fun to do outside and were rewarded with a visit to the Botanical Gardens. What a delight. The gardens with their sculptures and plantings are lovely. The Discovery trail for children is great with plants, sculptures and a music garden...More

1  Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This place doesn't seem to come up in most CA botanical garden listings. But it should be near the top. I think I actually saw it in Edible San Diego. Anyway, this beautiful sanctuary of a botanical garden is a must see. I took a...More

Thank Becky208
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This garden is Vista’s secret! Located at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, this garden is full of fun and beauty for all ages! It has a newly added Discovery Trail where children of all ages can learn about plant life! The...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great garden to see many wonderful plants and sculptors. Definitely grab a map and then just let the kids wonder. You can spend several hours here.

Thank dstinson3
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I've been twice and I love to see the different plants and statues. It is hot in the summer so wear something cool. They did have a unattended suggested donation box of 5.00. Its worth it to me. Very relaxing and I never saw other...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The botanical gardens is really nice. But what made the visit the most enjoyable was the artwork. There are many statues and things. And there are enough little places that you can feel alone in the park.

Thank Eric Y
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is great spot. Lovely gardens. Lots of art and features to discover. A $5 donation in requested which you place in a lock box. I believe the garden is not government funded and is volunteer run so I'm happy to contribute to the upkeep....More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a place to amble along the walks that take you to lovely vistas and different gardens. It is easy to spend an hour or so just walking the trails.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Came here with my Grandson and had fun exploring the area. Vista is Spanish for view and this garden does not disappoint. It offers great views of the mountains and other areas. Come during the morning or late afternoon for cooler weather.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Check out Alta Vista Gardens sometime. It needs a lot of work, but has some cool features. Great just to walk around.

Thank Lori B
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