San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024



"To inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature."  


Conservation - To conserve rare and endangered plants and their ecosystems and to promote sustainable use of natural resources.

Plant Collections and Gardens - To collect beautiful, fascinating, and/or significant plants and display them in attractive gardens for recreation and learning. 

Plant Evaluation, Introduction, and Cultivation - To evaluate, introduce, and cultivate plants, which exhibit horticultural value locally. 

Education - To educate the public about plants and their vital role in human lives and in the natural environment.

Urban Retreat - To provide a peaceful setting for the public to experience nature's beauty. 

Wildlife Sanctuary - To encourage the presence of indigenous wildlife. 

Historic Preservation - To preserve significant historic plantings and structures in the Gardens.

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