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San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
+1 760-436-3036
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-nice place for kids to play: come over mommy and daddy -romantic for wedding: princess... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Edmonton, Canada

This is our second trip with two grandsons , 3 and 2 years old. Primarily were in the two... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona
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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 2 July 2017

-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

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 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 26 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Very nice place to walk around. Some areas are in the sun and a lot of areas are in the shade. There were flowers blooming in June but I would think in the spring the trees would be in bloom too. There are a few...More

Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The "morning" cloud cover seems to last all day - maybe just this time of year. In any event, we saw the Botanical Gardens with such gray skies they seemed to be ready to drip at any moment. However, the plants thrive in these conditions...More

Thank PMJC
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Lovely place to visit, so much beauty! You can bring a book(or not) and enjoy the serenity. Visit the shop also. I will definitely be back.

Thank vng40
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Coming from the Great Lakes area, we were really interested in how different the botanical life is in SoCal from what we are used to seeing. I have a feeling that springtime is the best time to come as the dry desert heat has not...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Who would have known that there was this unique botanical garden tucked away in Encinitas? We went during the week in May and it was not at all crowded. I loved it because it specialized in succulents and cacti - my favorites. Walking around was...More

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16 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.