San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden
Photo by Rachel Cobb

Receive $2 OFF Admission

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a garden of discovery! 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 rain-forest, 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!

Things To Check Out:

Find out which vegetables and fruits are in season and help us water the raised plant beds in the Incredible Edible Garden. Don’t forget to check out the worm composting bin! Pot a succulent plant into a biodegradable pot to take home and watch it grow in your yard. Spell your name in plants in the Spell and Smell Garden. Have fun in the sand and use big wood blocks to build a balsa fort in the Earth Builder area. In the Art Garden, you can paint pictures on giant chalk boards or draw on paper with chalk pastels.

Try out all the different instruments in the music garden and make some “noise”. Get your feet wet in the Mountain Stream and let boats and floating toys go down the stream. When the sun is out, try reading the time by the shadow cast on the sundial and find your way through the maze. Be creative with huge foam blocks, ramps and balls at the Tropical Surround. Or enjoy reading a book from our Book Nook. Last but not least, have an amazing time playing in Toni’s Tree House!

First Tuesdays:
As a public service, the Garden offers free admission to San Diego County residents (ID required) on the first Tuesday of every month. Parking is $2 on Free Tuesday. Exact change is appreciated.

See coupon offer • The San Diego Botanic Garden (760) 436-3036

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