San Diego Botanic Garden
- December 31, 1969
Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden offers visitors a chance to see all sorts of lovely foliage: rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. It’s a wondrous place! Kids love the Hamilton Children’s Garden and its climbing structures, a petting zoo, interesting crafts, and a new scavenger hunt every month! Discover their variety of inspiring and creative classes and special events that happen throughout the year!
Some of the gardens at the Botanic Gardens include:
Along a sandstone ridge discover unusual plants from showy African tulip trees to water-smart succulents and cycads.
Experience the exotic drama of the nation’s largest collection of bamboo. Marvel at the giant timber bamboo.
Bird and Butterfly Garden
Discover flowers and plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Located by Hamilton Children’s Garden.
Hamilton Children’s Garden
Here you can climb Toni’s Tree House in a jungle canopy, hop through an elephant foot tree forest, see live quail, play in a mountain stream, make music, and so much more.
See a selection of medicinal and culinary herbs from around the world located around a giant Mysore fig.