San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is a 37-acre urban oasis located in the city of Encinitas, California, just north of San Diego. We garden to create, share and apply plant wisdom in our world.

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 Chi

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 Chi

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We have so much planned for tomorrow's Fall Festival! Artist Katie Ruiz will also be here by her altar helping guests wr...
10/30/2021

We have so much planned for tomorrow's Fall Festival! Artist Katie Ruiz will also be here by her altar helping guests write wishes and notes to loved ones to attach on her pompom installation. Come celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with us at the San Diego Botanic Garden this weekend.

Be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time to ensure availability!

https://sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

We have so much planned for tomorrow's Fall Festival! Artist Katie Ruiz will also be here by her altar helping guests write wishes and notes to loved ones to attach on her pompom installation. Come celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with us at the San Diego Botanic Garden this weekend.

Be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time to ensure availability!

https://sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

While we wait for Jack to bloom, did you know that the reason Co**se Flowers get their name is literally because the sme...
10/30/2021

While we wait for Jack to bloom, did you know that the reason Co**se Flowers get their name is literally because the smell they emit when fully bloomed! They will mimic the odor of rotten meat to attract pollinators such as carrion beetles and flies who are looking for a tasty treat. Lucky for us, it is at it smelliest from midnight to 4 am, but will continue to release it's smell for up to 48 hours.

During that time, they will trap the insects for 12 hours to ensure they have enough pollen on them before releasing them out to hopefully find another Co**se plant they can pollinate. Here at the Garden, we pollenate them ourselves as there are no native pollinators of this plant around.

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While we wait for Jack to bloom, did you know that the reason Co**se Flowers get their name is literally because the smell they emit when fully bloomed! They will mimic the odor of rotten meat to attract pollinators such as carrion beetles and flies who are looking for a tasty treat. Lucky for us, it is at it smelliest from midnight to 4 am, but will continue to release it's smell for up to 48 hours.

During that time, they will trap the insects for 12 hours to ensure they have enough pollen on them before releasing them out to hopefully find another Co**se plant they can pollinate. Here at the Garden, we pollenate them ourselves as there are no native pollinators of this plant around.

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This Sunday is the second day of activities for our Fall Festival.Be sure to join us to celebrate Día de Los Mu***os and...
10/29/2021

This Sunday is the second day of activities for our Fall Festival.

Be sure to join us to celebrate Día de Los Mu***os and see the amazing altars set up around the Children's Garden. With workshops and crafts happening from morning until afternoon, and free live performances by Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters band, it's a day you won't want to miss!

https://www.sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

This Sunday is the second day of activities for our Fall Festival.

Be sure to join us to celebrate Día de Los Mu***os and see the amazing altars set up around the Children's Garden. With workshops and crafts happening from morning until afternoon, and free live performances by Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters band, it's a day you won't want to miss!

https://www.sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

10/29/2021
𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘢 With Tony

Listen in for some important information regarding our Torrey pine trees. If you’re a San Diego local, you’re probably very familiar with 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘢. This species has been labeled critically endangered. In fact, ⅓ of all trees in the world are facing extinction threat. We are so grateful for your continued support to our Garden, which allows us to put in place conservation efforts for many types of plants. Learn more about our conservation efforts when you visit the Garden by making your reservation through https://sdbgarden.org/

It could take up to 10 years for a plant to bloom for the first time and anywhere between four to five years for it to b...
10/29/2021
Co**se flower about to stinkin' bloom at San Diego Botanic Garden

It could take up to 10 years for a plant to bloom for the first time and anywhere between four to five years for it to bloom again.

The garden has several co**se flower plants, but the last time this particular plant flowered was in 2018. KPBS

It's only the second time this particular plant has flowered at the Encinitas conservatory.

The first sheath is starting to fall off!!!We are getting closer and closer to seeing it fully bloom. But in typical Co*...
10/28/2021

The first sheath is starting to fall off!!!

We are getting closer and closer to seeing it fully bloom. But in typical Co**se Plant flower, just when we see huge progress, it slows back down making it hard to predict exactly when it will open. We are happy to share though, that once the flower fully blooms, we will be staying open late for guests to be able to see this amazing and unique flower.

Keep an eye out for updates and be sure to reserve your tickets before coming to the Garden to ensure availability.

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

The first sheath is starting to fall off!!!

We are getting closer and closer to seeing it fully bloom. But in typical Co**se Plant flower, just when we see huge progress, it slows back down making it hard to predict exactly when it will open. We are happy to share though, that once the flower fully blooms, we will be staying open late for guests to be able to see this amazing and unique flower.

Keep an eye out for updates and be sure to reserve your tickets before coming to the Garden to ensure availability.

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

Have you noticed all the plants surrounding the Co**se Plant?Although the Co**se Plant may seem otherworldly, its close ...
10/27/2021

Have you noticed all the plants surrounding the Co**se Plant?

Although the Co**se Plant may seem otherworldly, its close relatives include some plants you probably already know! Amorphophallus is in the arum family, Araceae; plants in this family are commonly referred to as aroids. Its famous relatives include monsteras, calla and peace lilies, pothos, elephant ears, philodendrons, zz plants, anthuriums and Chinese evergreens. All plants found around the Conservatory!

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

Have you noticed all the plants surrounding the Co**se Plant?

Although the Co**se Plant may seem otherworldly, its close relatives include some plants you probably already know! Amorphophallus is in the arum family, Araceae; plants in this family are commonly referred to as aroids. Its famous relatives include monsteras, calla and peace lilies, pothos, elephant ears, philodendrons, zz plants, anthuriums and Chinese evergreens. All plants found around the Conservatory!

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

Congratulations to our Senior Director of Science and Conservation, Dr. Colin Khory, for authoring a study published in ...
10/27/2021
Crop diversity is needed today for tomorrow's food security and nutrition

Congratulations to our Senior Director of Science and Conservation, Dr. Colin Khory, for authoring a study published in the scientific journal New Phytologist as prestigious Tansley review! Click the Phys.org story below for a summary of the study's findings and recommendations, or go to http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.17733 for the full journal article, "Crop genetic erosion: understanding and responding to loss of crop diversity".

Although scientists have been ringing bells for more than 100 years about the decline of crop diversity in agriculture, questions about the magnitude, causes, and significance of this loss remain unanswered.

We are open today for guests to visit and see the co**se flower before it blooms!IN anticipation to the Co**se Flower bl...
10/26/2021

We are open today for guests to visit and see the co**se flower before it blooms!

IN anticipation to the Co**se Flower blooming any day now, we are open all week for guests to see this amazing plant through all of it's stages. Due to high volumes of people visiting the Garden, we are enforcing ticket reservations before coming to visit. Be sure to click the link to reserve your tickets!

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

We are open today for guests to visit and see the co**se flower before it blooms!

IN anticipation to the Co**se Flower blooming any day now, we are open all week for guests to see this amazing plant through all of it's stages. Due to high volumes of people visiting the Garden, we are enforcing ticket reservations before coming to visit. Be sure to click the link to reserve your tickets!

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

10/26/2021
Identifying Cycads With Tony

Ever wonder how we identify plant species? Although we aren’t sure what species this cycad plant is, we do know now that the plant is male! There are certain characteristics of plants we look at to help figure out more information about them. Listen in to hear how Tony seeks to identify this cycad and make your reservation to visit the Garden through https://sdbgarden.org/

You can start to see the Spathe begin to change color, turning into the deep purple that it is known for.Keep an eye out...
10/25/2021

You can start to see the Spathe begin to change color, turning into the deep purple that it is known for.

Keep an eye out for it to darken even more and for it's outer sheaths to fall off, both being indicators that the flower is getting ready to bloom! We will be open all week in anticipation of it's bloom so be sure to reserve your tickets and catch a glimpse at this amazing flower.

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

You can start to see the Spathe begin to change color, turning into the deep purple that it is known for.

Keep an eye out for it to darken even more and for it's outer sheaths to fall off, both being indicators that the flower is getting ready to bloom! We will be open all week in anticipation of it's bloom so be sure to reserve your tickets and catch a glimpse at this amazing flower.

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

San Diego Botanic Garden’s Fall Festival / Festival de Otoño, which runs through mid-November, commissioned Katie Ruiz t...
10/24/2021
San Diego weekend arts events: 'Peter and the Wolf,' Katie Ruiz, Best Practice and more

San Diego Botanic Garden’s Fall Festival / Festival de Otoño, which runs through mid-November, commissioned Katie Ruiz to design, paint and install an ofrenda dedicated to Chicana artist Yolanda López. In addition to Ruiz's ofrenda, she's installed a curtain of her signature pom poms in a nearby tree. Visitors can write the names of loved ones on tags and tie them to the strings. Listen to and read Julia Dixon Evans’ interview with Katie here.

This weekend in the arts: an ofrenda at San Diego Botanic Garden, Gill Sotu joins the Symphony and more.

Only a handful of these strange Indonesian plants bloom each year at public gardens worldwide. The last time the plant b...
10/24/2021
Rare and stinky co**se flower set to bloom again at San Diego Botanic Garden

Only a handful of these strange Indonesian plants bloom each year at public gardens worldwide. The last time the plant bloomed at the San Diego Botanic Garden in 2018, thousands of visitors flocked to see and sniff the flower.

During the last bloom cycle in 2018, the rare bloom — which smells like rotting meat — drew thousands of visitors

Have you gotten your tickets for today?!With music, food, and a variety of activities, be sure to come celebrate fall an...
10/23/2021

Have you gotten your tickets for today?!

With music, food, and a variety of activities, be sure to come celebrate fall and the day of the dead with us at the Garden. Come see artist Katie Ruiz's ofrenda to Yolanda Lopez and bring your own momentos to share on our community altar! Click the link to learn more! https://sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

Mixed media artist Katie Ruiz’s ofrenda honoring legendary Chicana artist Yolanda Lopez is part of the San Diego Botanic...
10/23/2021
La Mesa artist creates Dia de los Mu***os altar to honor Chicana artist Yolanda Lopez at fall festival

Mixed media artist Katie Ruiz’s ofrenda honoring legendary Chicana artist Yolanda Lopez is part of the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Fall Festival, KICKING OFF TODAY with musical performances, face painting, arts and crafts for kids, free gardening workshops, and more. The festival continues every day the Garden is open into mid-November. Katie will be on site all day today to help us open the festival!

Katie Ruiz created a commissioned ofrenda dedicated to legendary artist in celebration of Dia de los Mu***os at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Oct. 23 and 31

These grants provide the means for SDBG to remove invasive plants and replenish native plants in more than half of Ocean...
10/22/2021
San Diego Botanic Garden gets grants to restore canyon plant life

These grants provide the means for SDBG to remove invasive plants and replenish native plants in more than half of Ocean Knoll Canyon in Encinitas. They also fund the first steps in setting up an outdoor education program at the canyon, support the continued collection of seed for our seed bank, and allow us to research seed resiliency under a range of climate conditions. The project is among several land restoration efforts that SDBG is spearheading outside the campus of our 37-acre botanic garden.

The Encinitas-based nonprofit San Diego Botanic Garden is getting roughly $200,000 from the California State Coastal Conservancy and $50,000 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to remove invasive plants and replenish native plants in Ocean Knoll Canyon

These last three days have shown such a drastic change in size! It’s difficult to know exactly when a co**se flower will...
10/22/2021

These last three days have shown such a drastic change in size! It’s difficult to know exactly when a co**se flower will bloom, but it's looking like it could be any day now. We will be open EVERY DAY next week to give everyone the opportunity to see this amazing plant!

Comment your guess as to when Jack Smellington will bloom and grace us with its unique smell! Click the link to learn more and reserve your tickets today.

https://www.sdbgarden.org/co**se-plant.htm

10/22/2021
Seeing The Invisible

Sergio está aquí para invitarlos a nuestra nueva exposición, Viendo lo Invisible, sucediendo AHORA. Estamos orgullosos de presentar esta exposición como la primera de su tipo, con solo 12 jardines en todo el mundo que tienen la oportunidad de albergarla. Con 13 artistas internacionales, esta muestra de arte contemporáneo de realidad aumentada es algo que usted y su familia pueden disfrutar en la mayoría de los teléfonos celulares o tabletas. ¡Asegúrese de descargar la aplicación en su dispositivo y hacer sus reservas a través de https://sdbgarden.org/! ¡Estamos ansiosos por verte aquí!

Fall is here and we are ready!Our Fall Festival is finally here and ready for you to visit. Take photos with our pumpkin...
10/22/2021

Fall is here and we are ready!

Our Fall Festival is finally here and ready for you to visit. Take photos with our pumpkins and explore the different altars set up throughout our Children's Gardens. With special event dates October 23 and 31, you can enjoy music, food, and activities with friends and family. Open until mid November, be sure to reserve your tickets to the Garden to enjoy the Fall!

https://sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

John has been working hard in our Incredible Edible Garden!We have transitioned from our summer crops to winter crops fr...
10/21/2021

John has been working hard in our Incredible Edible Garden!

We have transitioned from our summer crops to winter crops from all over the world. Be sure to visit us this Saturday, October 23 from 1 to 1:30pm and Sunday, October 31 from 11 - 11:30am at the Incredible Edible Garden to learn from John himself everything that has been planted and where they come from. This will be along side live music, hands-on crafts, fall-themed classes, and artist Katie Ruiz’s Dia de los Mu***os ofrenda during our Fall Festival!

Click the link in our Bio to reserve your tickets today!

https://sdbgarden.org/fall-festival.htm

Address

300 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA
92024

From I-5 exit Encinitas Boulevard and head east (0.5 miles); Turn left on Quail Gardens Drive (0.3 miles); the entrance to the Gardens will be on your left. From the Encinitas Station take the NCTD Breeze (bus) route 309 Towne Center. Get off at the Encinitas Blvd stop at Westlake St. Walk north on Westlake St to the San Diego Botanic Garden Entrance, approximately 0.3 miles. (Westlake St turns into Quail Gardens Drive).

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(760) 436-3036

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About San Diego Botanic Garden

Named one of the “Top 10 Botanic Gardens in North America” by USA Today/10Best. com, San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful urban retreat nestled on 37-acres in the midst of Encinitas - with views to the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors to the Garden enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild Southern California climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our collection includes more than 4,000 different plant species - including several endangered - from all over the world.

Our diverse topography provides a wide variety of microclimates giving visitors the sensation of strolling through a tropical rainforest to hiking in the desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden where children of all ages can enjoy Toni’s Tree House, a mountain stream, music making play area, and educational and interactive exhibits.

The Garden hosts a number of special events, classes, art & sculpture exhibits throughout the year that guests of all ages can enjoy. And with a mild, year-round climate, the Garden is a unique and versatile property for outdoor weddings & receptions, corporate retreats, celebrations of life, and/or other gatherings.

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