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San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

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Garden · Nature / Park
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  • We visited with 2 children and found the whole experience very disappointing. $50 for 4 people to get in and once in we had no map and very few signs to find the way around. No staff around the whole....  more
    We visited with 2 children and found the whole experience very disappointing. $50 for 4 people to get in and once in we had no map and very few signs to find the way around. No staff around the whole....  more »
  • This gem of a Garden was a great place to get some fresh air and take in a lot of visual beauty. We came here with our family of 6 people plus a toddler. While the baby and his mom played in the... 
    This gem of a Garden was a great place to get some fresh air and take in a lot of visual beauty. We came here with our family of 6 people plus a toddler. While the baby and his mom played in the...  more »
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  • I love Botanic Gardens! Came here with my friend and husband (they both love plants and I like flowers) to explore. Admission is $18 which I found pretty high. I would think for that amount, there should be a bigger parking lot (we found parking on the side street, not even in the lot). The garden is huge though and we spent 2 hours exploring. There weren't any water fountains (that we saw) and I was dying of thirst after walking so much and emptied out our water bottle! The greenhouse had really cool plants like the corpse plant and a helpful and creative display of how to care for your plants and visual examples of them. I have to say, the gift shop was a little disappointing and didn't have too much stuff. They definitely sell a lot of plants though. On our exploration of the gardens, it is easy to get lost and miss lots of things cause there is so much to see! From a blue lined lizard to the real tree house with a great view and lots of different fruit and flower trees! Admission price is high but I will say there is plenty to see and walk around. It definitely helps to bring a hat or umbrella.
  • If you are a plant lover, this place is just amazing. If you like walking through a green forest or a bamboo grove, you will equally love this place! The area this place covers is quite huge. They also rent out certain areas of the gardens for events. I just love going through the different areas of the garden. They hold plant shows in their huge glass greenhouse! There are also booths where you can buy rare and popular household plants. Just a spectacular place!

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