Explore Our Plants

Thanks to our mild Mediterranean climate, plants from all over the world thrive here  – more than 5,300 different species and varieties, including 300 plants for which SDBG is the only garden maintaining a population!

Native Plants

SDBG is located in Encinitas, California, within a mile of the Pacific coast. We have 11 acres of natural areas and restored natural areas. The local southern maritime chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities are some of the nation’s most endangered vegetation types, as they are small and restricted to coastal areas.

Visitors photograph rare corpse flower

Rare and Endangered Plants

San Diego Botanic Garden protects and conserves many rare and endangered plants. Our ongoing work to help conserve rare oaks, cycads, manzanitas, coyote bush, and other threatened plants has increased dramatically over the past few years.