World of Orchids: May 4 -27

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Spring Classes and Workshops

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2024 Medicinal Plants Symposium Recap

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Welcome to San Diego Botanic Garden

Welcome to our 37-acre urban oasis featuring 4 miles of meandering trails and ocean views, 5,000+ plant species and varieties, and 29 uniquely themed gardens that represent 15 different regions and many habitats of the world. Our natural wonderland is designed for children and adults, alike; explore your interests, learn about the plant world that surrounds us, and let nature fill you with a little wonder.


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Explore Our Gardens

Our 37-acre urban oasis offer 4 miles of trails that lead to and through ocean views and 29 uniquely themed gardens, including the West Coast’s largest children’s garden and the nation’s largest public bamboo collection.

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Science & Conservation

We conduct and communicate science and conservation to enhance the persistence of, appreciation of, and access to plant diversity, within and beyond the Garden.

Over the decades since SDBG was established, the garden has worked to conserve threatened plants and habitats, including San Diego’s native flora as well as rare plants from around the world. To address the most pressing challenges – from biodiversity loss to climate change, food insecurity to environmental degradation – our work continues today in ever more ambitious and urgent forms. We collaborate with community, nonprofit, academic, government, and industry partners to maximize our combined impact.

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Education & Learning

Be inspired. Follow your curiosity, improve your life, and better our world through plants, nature, and hands-on creative learning. SDBG offers on-site and online programs for both adults and children. Explore our upcoming classes, tours, activities and events.

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Location & Hours

300 Quail Gardens Drive (at Ecke Ranch Road)
Encinitas, CA 92024

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last ticket entry at 4 p.m.)
Closed Tuesdays