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Seaside Gardens

3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Carpinteria
Type: Specialty Shops, Gardens
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English first
Oxnard, CA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped by to identify a succulent we had found. The woman (English) who worked there was extremely nice and took the time to answer our questions even when they even seemed dumb to us. They had a very large selection of planters that were priced right compared to our local big box garden shops. The real attraction IMO was... More

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Carpinteria, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Huge selection of plants and trees. Make sure you check out the designed gardens, which show off the plants in professionally planted sections organized by region of origin. It's a great place to visit even if you're not planning to plant. It's difficult not to find something that compels you to hit the garden. Friendly and knowledgeable staff rounds out... More

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Carpinteria, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a wonder-filled nursery. They have planted areas so you can stroll and see what that little one gallon pot will grow into. There is a lotus pond that I want, a whole lot. There are fruit trees, shade specialties, succulents galore, garden accessories, Italian seed, and knowledgeable, helpful staff.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

you need to check this out if you're into gardens and working in the yard. It offers a plethora of plants and landscape ideas......you'll be pleasantly surprised at this find.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you are visiting Carpinteria, plan time to visit this brilliant garden and nursery! The staff are amazing and the garden is incredible...walking through the paths takes you to multiple other beautiful worlds!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a really nice garden, divided into Australian, Succulent, Native Plants, and more areas. The Lotus flowers alone were worth the stop. Technically this is a nursery with a focus on plants sales, but there's no pressure or sales pitch. We were greeted and left alone to wander through the planted gardens with our cameras. The gardens had several... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We never would've know about this place if we hadn't search the area hard for things to do while visiting nearby Santa Barbara. It does look like it's all nursery when you come up on it from Via Real..but, walk inside to the Botanical Garden area and it's postcard perfect...how creative and beautiful each area is..all geographically done..Australian, Mediterranean, African,... More

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Altadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I loved seeing the display gardens arranged by region of origin. I bought some plants also. They were of very good quality. The succulents had nicely established roots and were not too expensive.

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west hills, ca
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90 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

if you love a good nursery this one is fun. Very nicely done with garden walks and some different plants from Australia and other drought resistant areas. Worth a visit.

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Sacramento CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Fabulous selection of plants to purchase. 4 acres of plantings to walk through and enjoy, as well as see what mature plants in place will look like. This is not just a nursery, it is a botanical garden. Loads of birds, butterflies and bees enjoying the many blossoms. Prices are a bit high, but more than worth it for the... More

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