The San Diego Botanic Garden is 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.
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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 (except on Christmas Day) from 9 a.m. to 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 ($14) for adults; ($10) for seniors 60 and over, students and active military; ($8) for children 3-12; and children 2 and under are admitted free.
Banquets & Weddings at San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Price: Call for pricing
San Diego Botanic Garden is San Diego County's location of choice for your uniquely picturesque and memorable outdoor wedding or reception.
With a mild year-round climate, the Garden offers a variety of garden settings for your event, from our large Gazebo Lawn Garden to our intimate Waterfall View Deck and secluded Walled or Lawn House Gardens.