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Seaside Gardens

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Very pleasantly surprised, a hidden gem...!

We never would've know about this place if we hadn't search the area hard for things to do while... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2013
Los Angeles, California
Great display garden

I loved seeing the display gardens arranged by region of origin. I bought some plants also. They... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2013
Altadena, California
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3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013-3050
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We never would've know about this place if we hadn't search the area hard for things to do while visiting nearby Santa Barbara. It does look like it's all nursery when you come up on it from Via Real..but, walk inside to the Botanical Garden...More

3  Thank Triptaker3355
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I loved seeing the display gardens arranged by region of origin. I bought some plants also. They were of very good quality. The succulents had nicely established roots and were not too expensive.

1  Thank Anne91001
Reviewed January 11, 2013

if you love a good nursery this one is fun. Very nicely done with garden walks and some different plants from Australia and other drought resistant areas. Worth a visit.

3  Thank jfd
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Fabulous selection of plants to purchase. 4 acres of plantings to walk through and enjoy, as well as see what mature plants in place will look like. This is not just a nursery, it is a botanical garden. Loads of birds, butterflies and bees enjoying...More

4  Thank RiverReader
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stopped by Seaside Gardens after a Saturday visit to Carpinteria. We arrived less than an hour before closing time, so we did the quick tour. We liked it so much, we returned for two more hours the next morning! Great place to just walk...More

4  Thank biker_dan
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Seaside gardens offers a wide variety of plants. It is a meditation to wander through the many sample garden areas. the staff is so knowledgable on your planting needs.

2  Thank clayfulness
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Really fun place to visit. Everything is for sale, but separated into countries of different plants with strolling around the different areas of the world. If you enjoy various plants then it is fun to visit.

2  Thank torontobiggs1
Reviewed August 3, 2011

If u bring you plant loving mother, be prepared to stay a little longer than you'd like. So much to see and feel. Really quite a worthy experience for the tourist that wouldn't normally consider a botanical garden to be a top attraction. Go if...More

3  Thank danmalara
Reviewed October 4, 2010

In addition to plant material for sale there is a botanical garden with named plants. If I lived in this area...I would not have any money...there are great things to plant without a lot of water!

2  Thank Hello3333
Reviewed July 9, 2009

This is an exceptional nursery with wonderful display gardens. An absolute must-see for avid gardeners, with a knowledgeable staff, great selection, and very reasonable prices. Enjoy!

4  Thank Boquete
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Response from Glenn T | Reviewed this property |
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