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San Diego Botanic Garden

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San Diego Botanic Garden

543 Reviews
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024-2707
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Solana Beach Station82 min
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Without a Carlsbad walking tour, you might miss the historical tales that set this community apart as more than just another beach town. Follow your guide to Carlsbad and Encinitas sights such as Magee Park, the Daley Double Saloon, and the Albert Cohn estate, all while learning about the city’s rich history and modern shops, restaurants, and bars alike that are must-visits while you’re in town.
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Gary wrote a review Sep 2020
Culver City, California2,290 contributions272 helpful votes
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Because of COVID-19, reservations are required - and they are easy to arrange online. Once you arrive, even though a couple of sections are closed - there is still a lot to see. Many of the trails are one-way and are well marked. And, it will take you a few hours to see the entire garden. Possibly, because of the pandemic - they are no longer handing out paper copies of the garden map. But you can print one off from their website ....... or just meander on your own without a plan but just enjoying the blooms.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mo2Md wrote a review Sep 2020
Maryland10 contributions2 helpful votes
This really is a hidden gem in the San Diego area. Staff was very friendly, super helpful. While the park is large, and sounds larger, it was very easy to navigate and very pleasant. Lots of shaded areas too. Definitely worth a trip.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego, California2,691 contributions256 helpful votes
New in 2020 is another parking lot adjacent to the new conservatory building that houses some unique plants, such as the tropical corpse plant, and an amazing pulley system that lifts plants to the ceiling from the center space. For here you can follow the clearly marked walkways (2-way traffic) and 1-way trails to enjoy some fresh air and visual beauty -- red, blue, and gold dragonflies delighted me. Due to corona virus masks and social distancing are required; on Aug. 14 most visitors (not all) complied. Docents are strategically placed throughout to answer questions and provide directions. Paid timed admission is required prior to your arrival and their website provides clear instructions. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ron A wrote a review Mar 2020
Media, Pennsylvania59 contributions20 helpful votes
A bit far afield but very much worth the journey. A spectacular collection of tropical and desert plants, nicely displayed, generally well labeled. Good for birdwatching and photography as well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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pmulle18 wrote a review Mar 2020
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
Good value for money as only $12 for seniors. Lovely to walk through the many different displays of plants from different continents. Particularly like the succulent displays where they covered dancing figurines and the wonderful chandeliers in the Dickinson Family Conservatory which show cased the air plants. Highly recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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