If you like color, texture, or the heady scent of jasmine, orange blossoms, rose or scented geraniums, you might want to spend a few hours at a botanical garden. The San Diego Botanical Gardens are bursting with color and yummy smells and was a wonderful place to while away the day. I had been here earlier in the season, and although very nice, Mother Nature appeared to be slumbering, not ready to strut her stuff. She was standin’ tall for this visit!
Nestled in a neighborhood in Encinitas, this urban oasis boasts 37 acres of lush landscape. It is divided into 15 geographical regions, Mexico, Australia and the Mediterranean, to name a few. It was recently voted one of the 10 Spectacular Gardens Around the World; quite an honor I would say.
The emphasis here is on sustainability and conservation and the staff works to protect and restore many endangered plants. They pass on their knowledge through a wide array of classes and have some great children’s programs I am told. While there I watched as the friendly staff staged a wedding to take place later in the day. Quite the romantic backdrop to say ‘I do’. Besides all this, the San Diego Botanical Gardens features monthly events, the most recent earlier this month being their Chocolate Festival. Sure sorry I missed that one!
So much beauty compressed into 37 acres. If you like color, hope you enjoy the slideshow below.
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