Established in 1970, San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is a 37-acre urban oasis that creates, shares and applies plant wisdom with people of all backgrounds, ages and interests. The Garden’s four miles of trails display more than 5,000 plant species and varieties, including 300 plants for which SDBG is the only garden maintaining a population. SDBG has 15 gardens that represent different regions of the world, 12 demonstration gardens, and the largest public bamboo collection in North America. SDBG has three children’s gardens, including its flagship, one-acre Hamilton Children’s Garden, the largest kids’ garden on the west coast.
When you visit the San Diego Botanic Garden, you will be amazed at the diverse collection of plants they maintain. Each garden has a unique theme and design, and each is united by the beauty of its plants. The Garden has become a popular destination for San Diego residents and tourists alike since it encompasses the best of San Diego’s natural landscape. What’s more, the Garden is a non-profit organization so your admission fee goes directly toward helping maintain the Gardens, as well as supporting the Garden’s educational and outreach programs.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities, Lightscape illuminates San Diego Botanic Garden with more than one million lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures and artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. Reserve your tickets and parking today to celebrate the holidays with SDBG!
For more information, go to to the SDBG website.
Visit San Diego Botanic Garden
300 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas , CA 92024
Open six days a week, 9 a.m 0 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Open most holidays. Closed Christmas Day.
300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA