The San Diego Botanic Garden is located a half-hour drive north of downtown San Diego, in the city of Encinitas. Here, visitors will encounter all types of rare species of plants, both domestic and exotic. It’s an excellent place to visit if you’re interested in getting out and experiencing the beauty of the San Diego area’s lush greenery and pleasant Mediterranean climate. Learn more about this peaceful and enchanting attraction down below!
See a Plethora of Gorgeous Blooms and Flora
Notable for a variety of reasons, the San Diego Botanic Garden will not disappoint visitors searching for natural beauty. The grounds of this incredible garden span over the course of thirty-seven acres and include rarities such as the largest bamboo groves in the United States, gardens ranging from desert plants to tropical rainforests, a subtropical fruit garden, plants native to California, and Mediterranean landscapes. There are about three thousand types of subtropical, tropical, and Californian plants alone in the massive gardens.
Additionally, the San Diego Botanic Garden is family-friendly; the Hamilton Children’s Garden is the largest interactive garden for children on the West Coast, with three acres of play areas, such as Toni’s Tree House. There are a total of two children’s gardens on the grounds.
The garden is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm daily all year long, with extended hours from 9:00am until 8:00pm on Thursdays during the summer. Visitors can explore the grounds in anywhere from forty-five minutes to several hours; it all depends on how much time you want to take to see the variety of plant species and more.
Admission is priced at $8.00 for children between the ages of three and twelve years old, while student, active military personnel, and senior (sixty years and above) tickets cost $10.00. All other adult tickets are $14.00, while members and children under the age of two years are admitted for free.
Parking costs $2.00, though as a part of the San Diego Botanic Garden’s “Go Green” policy, visitors carpooling with four or more individuals in a car can park for free. Members can also park for free.
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