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.
Recently named one of the Top 10 Gardens worth Traveling for by the American Public Gardens Association, San Diego Botanic Garden is located 30 minutes north of San Diego City Center in Encinitas, California. San Diego Botanic Garden features 29 uniquely themed gardens with 4,000 plant species from all over the world, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest including grand waterfall, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden and subtropical fruit garden, as well as a rare and endangered California natives area. Two children's gardens, including the nationally-acclaimed Hamilton Children's Garden, offers several acres of play-filled areas for young nature enthusiasts including Toni's Tree House, a Mountain Stream, Music Making area and more. Hamilton Children's Garden is the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.
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