San Diego Botanic Garden

Where Plants Grow People

Once just two parcels of land in the 1900s, San Diego Botanic Garden has bloomed into a botanical garden of national presence: a must-visit San Diego destination. Our gardens, collections, facilities, staff, and volunteers showcase a dynamic living public laboratory—creating new knowledge, preserving plants, educating, and providing extraordinary experiences for all.

Become An Employee

Interested in joining the Garden’s team? See  a list of current job listings and read more about working at SDBG.


Become A Volunteer

Learn about plants and culture, share your knowledge and enthusiasm, meet people with similar interests, hone your horticulture skills, and contribute to SDBG’s mission.


Become A Member

Take advantage of the special benefits and privileges of membership, including free daytime admission and parking.

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Our Mission

We garden to create, share, and apply plant wisdom to our world.

Our magnificent botanic garden – four miles of trails, 29 themed gardens, and 5,300 plant species – empowers people of all backgrounds, ages, and interests to improve their lives and our world through nature’s wonder. Learn more about our vision, values, strategic plan, and annual report.

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Meet our Board of Trustees