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San Diego Botanic Garden: Art & Sculpture

San Diego Botanic Garden

Spend a day exploring lush garden trails, calming scenery, flowering plants, palms, and the largest bamboo collection in California. Go from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest with waterfalls in seconds, as you travel through a variety of microclimates all within a four-mile radius. Some of the areas you can expect to tour include the sculpture gardens, rare bamboo groves, herb gardens, desert gardens, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and tropical fruit gardens. The Hamilton Children's Garden is filled with interactive play areas, including Toni's Tree House for kids that want to explore.
San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, California, 92024
Distance from Hotel: 18.50 miles


Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed on Christmas Day.


Adults: $14, Seniors, students, active military: $10,
Children (3-12): $8, Members; children ages 2 & under FREE Parking $2


  • Sculpture in the Garden
  • Insect & Ladybug Festival
  • Family Fun Night
  • Summer Jazz Concert
  • Kids Camp
  • Gala in the Garden


  • Garden Tours
  • Art Exhibits
  • Photography
  • Dining
  • Education
  • Bird Watching

Are Pets Allowed At The San Diego Botanic Garden?

In order to keep the gardens clean and well maintained, pets are not welcome at SDBG unless it is a licensed service animal. We do encourage you to tell your pets all about the beautiful gardens and lovely sightseeing you did when you get home.

Does The San Diego Botanic Garden Have Any Restrictions On Photography?

Yes and no. Personal photography is allowed and is highly encouraged during public hours, free of charge. If your images or videos are for professional or commercial use, a Photography and Filming Application, a Hold Harmless Agreement and a licensing fee must be submitted prior to any pictures or videos being taken.