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San Diego Botanic Garden

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Address: 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: 760 436 3036
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Description: Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering...
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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A great couple of hours wandering around the park. Very beautiful with most plants are noted their type.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great couple of hours wandering around the park. Very beautiful with most plants are noted their type.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What I really liked about this venue was that it was not all built-up and finely finished. It was a varied garden that meandered over, under and around a fairly compact area. The special sculpture exhibit was a nice touch. The water features were refreshing. There was something for everyone -- including sufficient benches on which to rest. I had... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoy walking the grounds and marvel at all the different collections. One of the largest collections of bamboo in the country. Fruit trees, arid, tropical, all continents. They let plant's go natural to a large extent so you see what a forest would like like. Beautiful place to go for a walk. I live 5 minutes away and have... More 

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice peaceful place to go for a walk. I like the walk to the lookout tower, the waterfall, the statues made of plants and man-made parts, but the best part is the Hamilton Children's Garden. It's amazing to visit, even without kids - a huge treehouse, music, art, and other interactive features. It's a great place to... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The SD Botanical Gardens get nicer and nicer ~ more robust every year! The docents are helpful and the children's gardens are fun ~ they even host children's parties. We especially like the bamboo forest!

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful gardens and paths. I was glad to see the names and information for each plant posted. Being from the east coast I enjoyed seeing so many different native plants of the southwest. Also, included were gardens from Australia, Central America, Africa, and Mexico.However, the small lizards that run all around gardens took some getting used to.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Explore all types of gardens, including majestic bamboos and children's gardens to delight fairies! I will return! This is a well tended, creative treasure!

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Oakland, California
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The San Diego Botanic Garden is more than worth a visit for gardeners and garden lovers who are visiting San Diego. The paths are asphalt and well-maintained so even those in wheelchairs or with walkers can see the lovely plantings. That said, the garden is on a hillside so plan accordingly if you are handicapped. Plants are grouped by region... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited the botanic garden while visiting family in Poway. This is a large botanic garden and you can spend several hours wandering around. The areas are set up by country. My favorite areas were all the different fruit trees and the bamboo. There is also a lookout where you can see the Pacific Ocean. The only downside is there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not only do they have an incredible variety of species, but the layout makes it a relaxing adventure. I can't wait to see how the new part has grown in.

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Additional Information about San Diego Botanic Garden

Address: Address: 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: 760 436 3036
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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