San Diego Botanic Garden, 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.
For more information visit San Diego Botanic Garden
Coming from the South:
Take I-5 North
exit Encinitas Boulevard and turn right (heading east) (0.5 miles)
turn left on Quail Gardens Drive (0.3 miles)
the entrance to the Gardens will be on your left
Coming from the North:
Take I-5 South
exit Leucadia Boulevard and turn left (heading east) (0.5 miles)
turn right on Quail Gardens Drive (1 mile)
the entrance to the Gardens will be on your right
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