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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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What an amazing, peaceful place to wander around. I especially like the Children's area. A lot of "interactive" things for kids to do and learn at the same time. LOVE sitting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing, peaceful place to wander around. I especially like the Children's area. A lot of "interactive" things for kids to do and learn at the same time. LOVE sitting quietly by the waterfall areas. I've also been to a wedding there and it's a wonderful venue for a wedding.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Peaceful and beautiful. Take a picnic lunch, go for a stroll, and enjoy the different gardens. Take comfortable shoe too.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Formerly Quail Gardens, this attraction is a wonderful stop for those looking at native and other drought tolerant varieties. The volunteers are knowledgeable and very helpful. The overall collection is quite good for its size. They offer several classes per year to help the SoCal gardener.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Been here three times in the past decade and have enjoyed it more with each visit. Love how the vision and dedication of the original owners lives on for the enjoyment and education of others. Take a sack lunch and enjoy the fantastic view from the lookout while dining al fresco.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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

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

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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Additional Information about San Diego Botanic Garden

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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