San Diego Botanic Gardens is San Diego County’s World-Renowned Botanical Garden Attraction
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
- Type: Botanical Gardens
- Price Range: ($6-$12)
- Parking: Private Lot
- Friend on: Facebook
- Good for Groups: Yes
- Good for Kids: Yes
- Events: Banquets & Weddings
- Event Pricing: Call for pricing
- Event Size: 75-160
- Credit Cards: DISC, MC, VISA
The San Diego Botanic Garden are a place of year-round beauty. Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a sensation of going from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest, all within 37 acres.
Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. In June of 2009, we opened the Hamilton Children’s Garden, the largest interactive children’s garden on the West Coast.
The Garden has numerous events throughout the year, such as our popular Chocolate Festival the day before Mother’s Day, our famous Insect Festival in July, as well as Spring and Fall Plant Sales, Fairy Festival, Ladybug Day, Valentines at the Garden, and holiday Garden of Lights. We also offer a variety of classes throughout the year on gardening, succulent wreath making, attracting butterflies or hummingbirds to your garden, cooking and so much more. Visit our website for more information.
It’s open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. As a special savings, be sure to use their discount coupon for ($2) off adult admission and ($1) off a child admission up to 4 persons. Admission is ($12) for adults; ($8) for seniors 60 and over, students and active military; ($6) for children 3-12; and children 2 and under are admitted free.