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Address: 3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA
Phone Number: 805.684.6001
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Always Something to See Year-Round

My favorite nursery and garden in Carp. I love to visit the planted gardens numerous times during the year, there's always something blooming. Garden landscaping is beautiful with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Carpinteria, California
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Carpinteria, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My favorite nursery and garden in Carp. I love to visit the planted gardens numerous times during the year, there's always something blooming. Garden landscaping is beautiful with hidden areas for sitting and contemplation. Staff is great, always helpful.

Thank Maribeth14
Carpinteria, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This nursery has a large area of growing plants, so you can get ideas for your own yard and see how the plants grow in the area.

Thank LoriGrg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

So many beautiful plants! Texture, texture, texture!!! A feast for your senses! Loved the way they landscaped the regional gardens. Take the time to walk along all the different meandering pathways. Friendly & knowledgeable staff.

Thank Celina M
Los Olivos, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my go-to place for healthy, interesting AND drought tolerant plants. The people who work there (shout out to Jose, Alex, Josephina, and Chris!) are truly knowledgable, super patient and just great. They offer a discount to Lotusland members, too! It's a beautiful place just to walk the gardens which they have planted in a world-regional-plant-specific way. You will... More 

1 Thank Pamela B
Carpinteria, California
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go for a walk through their small botanic garden, which is organized by regions of the world. Very well done, quite peaceful. Then in their nursery, they usually sell what you are seeing in the garden.

3 Thank Elizabeth J
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1,700 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's not often that a commercial venture rates being called an attraction on Trip Advisor. This is more than a nursery. It's more of an adventure into a secret garden. Good prices too.

3 Thank CarmichaelVentura
Oxnard, CA
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165 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 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 

3 Thank Epags
Carpinteria, California
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32 reviews
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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 

1 Thank tlarvenz
Carpinteria, California
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58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank CarpBooksFan
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank gordyc48

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