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Top garden recommendations from locals

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“A beautiful and unique place to go with the family. There is wonderful place for children to play and peaceful walk while enjoying all the botanicals ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful gardens on the ocean, incredible view for photos, serene energy. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Balboa Park Gardens are cultivated areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Garden
“Relaxing, nature garden. The Japanese Friendship Garden, also known as San Kei En is a Japanese Garden within Balboa Park, San Diego. It is an expression of friendship between San Diego and its sister city Yokohama that binds the two cultures to create a unique experience for visitors from all over the world. Admission: $5; $4 seniors, military and students; Free for children under 6. Free on the first Friday of the month, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Guided tours: $8; $7 seniors.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Stunning sculpture in Kit Carson Park - worth the trip. Check for special hours.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Striking early 20th century home located just north of Balboa Park. Guided tours Friday - Monday. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Garden
“A strangely enchanting showcase of the flora native to San Diego's environs.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Garden
“Great place to pack a lunch and enjoy the garden. They have a butterfly enclosure. Great for kids and adults. Beautiful, relaxing, educational”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Nice place for a stroll; beautiful gardens, koi ponds and ocean views. Closed on Mondays and at 5pm other days.”
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“Lovely peaceful meditation gardens perched on the bluff above the ocean. Koi ponds and amazing views. And free to the public.”
  • 1 local recommends