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Address: 3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013-3050
Phone Number: 805.684.6001
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 different kinds of plants, grouped according to origin and type. The best thing about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 great way to see various plants in a mature environment. There are many succulents and... More 

Thank greeneblues
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Vickie G
Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars 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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 getting lots of great ideas! I took tons of pictures. My favorite part of the... More 

1 Thank DocMary1
Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars 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 attraction. but its fun to look around because it is really big area it covers.

Thank hadenusc
Carpinteria, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars 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
Carpinteria, California
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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
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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

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