San Diego Botanic Garden

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DID YOU KNOW? The San Diego Botanic Garden Has Been Named One of TOP 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For!

 

Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden offers visitors a chance to see all sorts of lovely foliage: rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. It’s a wondrous place! Kids love the Hamilton Children’s Garden and its climbing structures, a petting zoo, interesting crafts, and a new scavenger hunt every month! Discover their variety of inspiring and creative classes and special events that happen throughout the year!

Some of the gardens at the Botanic Gardens include:

African Garden
Along a sandstone ridge discover unusual plants from showy African tulip trees to water-smart succulents and cycads.

Bamboo Garden
Experience the exotic drama of the nation’s largest collection of bamboo. Marvel at the giant timber bamboo.

Bird and Butterfly Garden
Discover flowers and plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Located by Hamilton Children’s Garden.

Hamilton Children’s Garden
Here you can climb Toni’s Tree House in a jungle canopy, hop through an elephant foot tree forest, see live quail, play in a mountain stream, make music, and so much more.

Herb Garden
See a selection of medicinal and culinary herbs from around the world located around a giant Mysore fig.

San Diego Botanic Garden
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Jeremiah Sherman
Jeremiah Sherman
11:02 09 Jul 20
I love this place for a short walk or hike around all day. I have very fond memories from my childhood and have taken... my two-year-old many times. It is very special to have a place like this so close to town.read more
Emiliano Rodrigez
Emiliano Rodrigez
08:29 04 Jul 20
I took a tour of this location and absolutely love it. It has so much variety and they even have special events for the... holidays. This is a great place to bring the family, go on a walk or just spend some time meditating in the gardens.read more
Carolyn Fisher
Carolyn Fisher
18:30 24 Jun 20
Must book online. Beautiful. Peaceful. Come by yourself and relax and unwind a while from covid crazy....
Mike Thornton
Mike Thornton
17:27 22 Jun 20
Great place to relax and recharge. Fresh air with extra O2 and negative ions help get rid of the stresses and get a... good night sleep.read more
Terry O Donovan
Terry O Donovan
01:19 19 Jun 20
Enjoyed 3 hours walking around the Botanical gardens with a good friend I haven't seen since the beginning of the lock... down. The gardens are beautiful and our visit was exactly what I needed. Lots of fresh air, good conversation, photo ops all at a safe distance with face masks. I strongly recommend.read more
Clayton Casipit
Clayton Casipit
03:25 18 Jun 20
Beautiful! Old, established trees from South Africa (Dragon trees), Madagascar.... and a huge bamboo collection. One... of the better botanical gardens I've seen in CA.read more
Roberta Nicole Photography
Roberta Nicole Photography
17:13 15 May 20
I photograph weddings all over San Diego County, and San Diego Botanic Garden is easily my favorite wedding venue. It... is the most beautiful location for photos. It's also easily accessible for all your guests, yet it feels like you are tucked away out in nature.read more
Tayler Suterko
Tayler Suterko
18:32 01 May 20
I'm the owner and photographer of Tayler Ashley Photography and I have had the pleasure of shooting at this beautiful... venue! The staff is very helpful and the area is stunning. Brides would be lucky to get married here!read more
Cheryl McLeod
Cheryl McLeod
00:41 17 Mar 20
I am glad that we have such a large botanical garden near our home. It is nice to walk thru on the first Tuesday of... each month when they waive the admission fee for locals. This was my first time in the new green house. I enjoyed the displays of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon plants -- probably because a nice docent told us about the plants, a little about how they arrived at the gardens, and some of the staff's struggles to keep them healthy. I would recommend a docent-lead tour if one is available during your visit, and I might even look into becoming a docent now that I am retired. The main garden is huge and amazing, but only sparsely labeled. I think they could use more volunteers to help remove any invasive weeds, repair fading signs, and create audio walking tours so you can slip in one ear piece and learn about the garden and it's plants.read more
Sarah Kelley
Sarah Kelley
16:07 11 Mar 20
So so so beautiful. This is the most diverse garden I have ever been to. They mimic natural landscapes from all over... the world and have winding paths that make you feel like you are discovering something new. I spent 3.5 hours here and saw a total of 6 people. You HAVE to go here!!!read more
Sebastian Arteaga
Sebastian Arteaga
19:33 13 Feb 20
A beautiful place to walk around and enjoy all different kinds of plants all in one place. I love what they have done... with the concrete tree house and area around it. Additionally the sculptures scattered around the gardens are beautiful. During the winter season there are beautiful lights set up and marshmallow roasting! All in all, this place is very well rounded and offers pleanty to do in a day.read more
Johny Clancy
Johny Clancy
00:35 10 Feb 20
Very nice. We went in February so some things were still under construction but it was beautifully laid out. The new... conservatory was really nice. Lots of kid areas that we all enjoyed (the youngest in our group was 16 so not just for kids).read more
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