Welcome to our 37-acre urban oasis – to 4 miles of meandering trails and ocean views, 5,300 plant species and varieties, and 29 uniquely themed gardens that represent 15 different regions and many habitats of the world. Our fully accessible 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.
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. Plus act now to get your tickets for Lightscape, the Internationally acclaimed show for Holiday 2023 with more than 1 million lights.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
November 17 – January 1
November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024
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. Another dazzling year of Lightscape is just around the corner! Featuring exciting new installations along with returning fan favorites, this one-mile loop has been reimagined for the 2023 season. Merging nature and art, the Garden will come to life at night with festive sights and sounds for all to enjoy. Reserve your tickets and parking today to celebrate the holidays with SDBG! Read more…
July 1 – October 29
Explore the bizarre and captivating world of carnivorous plants with this fascinating exhibition. In addition to a collection of real carnivorous species on display, our Conservatory now has more hidden bug eaters decorated amongst our bog to get in the holiday spirit. Read more…
October 12 – November
Fall is in the air! Enjoy our seasonal display of pumpkins in Hamilton Children’s Garden from October 12 through November. We’ll have a special Fall Festival Family Day on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the whole family to create fun fall crafts, dance to the music of Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters and more! Read more…
Visit San Diego Botanic Garden
300 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas , CA 92024
Open six days a week, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Open most holidays. Closed Christmas Day.
300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA