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“Wonderful!”
Review of Desert Garden

Desert Garden
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$149.00*
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

I actually enjoyed this garden more than the rose garden. Just walk over the pedestrian bridge from El Prado to get to it. The garden is pretty big. Very impressive. I took a ton of pictures. Great views of the countryside from the garden as well. Large variety of plants. Very nice, highly recommend!

Visited April 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
362 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Waiting for the bus”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was a great stop to walk around while waiting for the bus. It was right beside the stop and was beautiful. There was a great variety of plants and was well kept. If you walked to the back you had a great view from above. Leads right into the rose garden too.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent assortment of desert plants”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great garden to visit for a short period of time. Wide assortment of plants and nicely laid out, just across the street from Balboa park.

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden escape from the urban landscape.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

One of my favorite places in San Diego. Located next to the Rose Garden it is a free escape from city life. The garden offers a variety of plants within a short walking distance of park attractions.

Visited October 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Beautiful and free”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

If you arrive too early for the zoo have a look at this garden. In March many cactus had flowers. There are many different varieties and the garden is a nice walk for 20 minutes, at 5 minutes from the zoo parking.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Ben K
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