Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!

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san diego botanic garden

30 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 436-3036
33.051162, -117.279665

Admission: Adults $12 // Seniors, students, active military $8 // Children ages 3-12 $6
Members; children ages 2 & under FREE
Parking: $2

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Dog-Friendly: No    Kid-Friendly: Yes


About the San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden offers 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.

While you’re in the area, make sure to visit the Heritage Ranch nearby!

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.

Personal Experience

Wow, there is so much to do here! You can make this at *least* a half-day adventure if you really take your time and appreciate all of the wonderful details this place has to offer. This is a plant-lover’s dream. The gardens are sectioned off by regions as mentioned above. What I am most fascinated by is the how much diversity in the plant world is able to survive out here in San Diego. We are truly blessed with great weather for tropical plants, sub-tropical, desert and more to live harmoniously!

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