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.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
‘Seeing the Invisible’ Augmented Reality Art Show
San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas premieres the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology. Seeing the Invisible features works by 13 international artists: Ai Weiwei, Sarah Meyohas, Daito Manabe, El Anatsui, Sigalit Landau, Timur Si-Qin, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Pamela Rosenkranz, Meg O’Callaghan, Refik Anadol, Isaac Julien CBE, Mohammed Kazem, and Ori Gerscht.Visitors can view the exhibition only through Seeing the Invisible app, which is available for download to smartphones and tablets in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app will display AR works only upon arrival to San Diego Botanic Garden.Seeing the Invisible fosters collaboration among institutions, artists, and audiences to highlight the power of art and nature to connect people.
Members receive free admission. Non-member admissions range from $10 to $18. SDBG provides free entry to members of other gardens participating in the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program.
For more information, go to to the SDBG website.
Visit San Diego Botanic Garden
300 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas , CA 92024
Open Wednesday - Monday from 9 AM - 5 PM
Closed Christmas Day
300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA