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Seaside Gardens

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3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013-3050
+1 805-684-6001
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An amazing botanical garden!

Though I was initially somewhat disappointed this botanical garden is not actually seaside and has... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2017
Glenn T
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Orwell, New York
Big selection, plus extensive well executed planted areas

I've been going to Seaside Gardens for years now. They have an extensive selection of all... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
greeneblues
,
Santa Barbara, California
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3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013-3050
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"succulent garden"
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Though I was initially somewhat disappointed this botanical garden is not actually seaside and has no views of the ocean, this was quite a gem and one of the nicest botanical gardens I have seen. Entry is free, since it is at the site of...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

I've been going to Seaside Gardens for years now. They have an extensive selection of all different kinds of plants, grouped according to origin and type. The best thing about this place though, is the extensive planted areas designed by local landscape designers. It's a...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Most locals don't even know about this place. Many different areas, including a local to California. Plan on spending a couple hours here..my favorite place is the koi pond

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

Seaside Gardens is in a nice location with a great selection of planes. If you go in June, the Lotus are blooming in the koi pond. A great place to get ideas for your garden. A little bit on the prices side.

1  Thank JoniA1
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Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I had planned to visit an expensive succulent garden nearby. Instead, I ended up at this wonderful free garden and shop. The owners were friendly and had a map which helped us tour plants from around the world. We spent almost two hours wandering and...More

1  Thank DocMary1
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

We love to go here just to walk around. My wife always buys some plant. A lot of people like to walk in back area and take pictures. Little benches throughout. A nice place right of 101 freeway. Its really a nursery more then a...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Visit this treasure, even the kids will enjoy it. They have everything and if you can't find it, the very knowledgable staff will guide you in the right direction - however I am sure they will have the plants you are looking for.

1  Thank foodieskinny
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Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This garden is unique and beautiful. Living on the East Coast, we don't really think about drought tolerant plants, so it was interesting to see all that.

2  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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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
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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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Yes, most of the path is flat, bare dirt, with few obstacles, and with the path shaped like interlocking rings (rather than a straight mile one way, then back) it is easy to exit at any point, so the viewer can easily choose... More
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