San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024- Map It
Phone: (760) 436-3036

AAA Editor Notes

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., encompasses 37 acres of rare plants, a waterfall and 4 miles of self-guiding trails. California native plants, exotic tropical plants, palms, bamboos and unusual plant collections thrive in the gardens' deep canyons and sunny hillsides. A chaparral area serves as a natural bird refuge. Seeds of Wonder and the Hamilton Children's Garden offer interactive opportunities for young ones. Picnicking is permitted in designated areas; tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$14; $10 (ages 60+, and students and active military with ID); $8 (ages 3-12). Guided tours free with garden admission.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Guided 1-hour tours are given Sat. at 10:30. Closed Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.