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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Beautiful Zen place to meditate

Love visiting the gardens and the Koi ponds here. Beautiful benches to sit on in secluded areas to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Naples, Florida
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Beautiful Gardens

My nephew told me this was a "don't miss" and he was right. Located on the bluffs overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love visiting the gardens and the Koi ponds here. Beautiful benches to sit on in secluded areas to meditate. Stunning views of the beach below where you can watch the surfers catch waves. Free admission with donation option.

Thank Madebes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My nephew told me this was a "don't miss" and he was right. Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, contains all kinds of plants and flowers, and the biggest koi you ever saw.

Thank retravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful and peaceful garden with exotic plants and pretty flowers. It also offers gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. It is a small place but you can spend hours in peace and meditate over there. There is also a very nice...More

Thank ParvizM2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But I wouldn't want to paint it. Zingo. Cool place, but why no on the carpy carpy? Well, at least I didn't see any. My eye is injured.

Thank Cammeaux
Reviewed September 19, 2018

These gardens were very pretty and great ocean views but not as large as I expected. Narrow pathways and security extremely rude about even talking softly to discuss the gardens or the view. Okay if you are a fan of gardens but wouldn't do it...More

Thank Pioneer784931
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Find your zen at this beautifully landscaped garden. It’s got several little nooks with benches for people who want to sit and meditate or just appreciate the beauty and nature. The ocean view is breathtaking. The landscaping is impressive. The koi pond is so well...More

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Perfect place for a quick stroll or even a meditation or self reflection. Not very big so I generally avoid it on holidays but other days its nice, right on the water so the views are fantastic.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

The Gardens are a place of natural beauty and serenity. There are small alcoves which offer seating and spots for quiet contemplation along with amazing views of the ocean. People speak softly if at all, and serenity is the overwhelming feel of this magical spot....More

Thank maresy54
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, serene. And overlooking the ocean. Gardens are well groomed with beautiful flowers and plants.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to relax and meditate at sunset on top of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Thank John M
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Garden is quite large, and I you want to explore it thoroughly, I would recommend a half-day visit or even a whole day visit if you are very keen on plants. The SRF gardens are not very large, and assuming you... More
February 2, 2018|
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Response from AlaskaMarion | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to visit the gardens. As for the best time of year, I have been there in October as well as January and February. Each time I have visited, there have been flowers in bloom. Much care goes into maintaining... More
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Mondays. If you Google 'SRF meditation gardens opening hours' you'll get a link to the website with the opening hours for the gardens. There is a retreat center attached to it, but you have to be a member of... More