Explore four miles of garden trails, 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 City Center in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest including grand waterfall, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. Hamilton Children's Garden, offering 3-acres of play filled areas including Toni's Tree House, is the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.