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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Wonderful Surprise

We wanted to find something fun to do outside and were rewarded with a visit to the Botanical... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Overland Park, Kansas
A must see botanical garden. Surprising. Large. Quiet. An amazing view.

This place doesn't seem to come up in most CA botanical garden listings. But it should be near the... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We wanted to find something fun to do outside and were rewarded with a visit to the Botanical Gardens. What a delight. The gardens with their sculptures and plantings are lovely. The Discovery trail for children is great with plants, sculptures and a music garden...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This place doesn't seem to come up in most CA botanical garden listings. But it should be near the top. I think I actually saw it in Edible San Diego. Anyway, this beautiful sanctuary of a botanical garden is a must see. I took a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Becky208
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This garden is Vista’s secret! Located at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, this garden is full of fun and beauty for all ages! It has a newly added Discovery Trail where children of all ages can learn about plant life! The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Great garden to see many wonderful plants and sculptors. Definitely grab a map and then just let the kids wonder. You can spend several hours here.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dstinson3
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

I've been twice and I love to see the different plants and statues. It is hot in the summer so wear something cool. They did have a unattended suggested donation box of 5.00. Its worth it to me. Very relaxing and I never saw other...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The botanical gardens is really nice. But what made the visit the most enjoyable was the artwork. There are many statues and things. And there are enough little places that you can feel alone in the park.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Eric Y
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is great spot. Lovely gardens. Lots of art and features to discover. A $5 donation in requested which you place in a lock box. I believe the garden is not government funded and is volunteer run so I'm happy to contribute to the upkeep....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a place to amble along the walks that take you to lovely vistas and different gardens. It is easy to spend an hour or so just walking the trails.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Came here with my Grandson and had fun exploring the area. Vista is Spanish for view and this garden does not disappoint. It offers great views of the mountains and other areas. Come during the morning or late afternoon for cooler weather.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Matthew H
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Check out Alta Vista Gardens sometime. It needs a lot of work, but has some cool features. Great just to walk around.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Lori B
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