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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

3450 Dairy Creek Rd, El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7606
+1 805-546-3501
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Small interesting garden in development

This is an ongoing project which will be interesting to see how it develops. It is laid out in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graham D
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great place

I enjoyed a relaxing walk through the garden. When I went it was just an egret and I enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Mary Z
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Learn about plants and ecosystems of five Mediterranean climate zones, from California and Chile to Australia and South Africa.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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3450 Dairy Creek Rd, El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7606
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ongoing project which will be interesting to see how it develops. It is laid out in regions of the world with plants native to those areas. There is also an interesting "fire" garden planted with plants less likely to ignite and laid...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a relaxing walk through the garden. When I went it was just an egret and I enjoying the serenity.

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My husband and I like to steal away here and have a nice picnic for the day. The last time we went last month the gate lady was talking to someone for about 15 minuets so we got ired of waiting and went someplace else....More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

OK this isn't the biggest botanical garden but it has a vision. You'll find some very unique plants here. They are developing the area with some nice walking trails, and "discovery" hikes that go uphill into some of the many acres. Cool sculptures, as well...More

Thank marros1960
Reviewed 1 May 2017

After going to the botanic gardens in Santa Barbara and Berkeley, this one is a big disappointment. It looks like they have plans to expand and enhance it, but for now it's nothing special. It is small, very dry, and there doesn't seem to be...More

Thank Christina04
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Happened in this by accident in the way to the costal route SR1. I felt it was large since there is quite a pathway to walk through. Very surprised to see people thought it was small . Very peaceful and enjoyable. Would love to come...More

Thank RonandJoan
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Located inside a park area, the Botanical Gardens are still a work in progress. A modest $3 per car admission is most reasonable. Was very quiet there, not many visitors. The garden is well designed but very sparse in terms of exhibits. Those exhibits were...More

Thank TomJ56
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Botanical gardens are often a welcome change from the usual city attractions. Many of them are located directly within urban centers and are often a little noisier than I prefer. But others are situated away from the city for a more peaceful experience. Such is...More

1  Thank Bryan_Carey
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Small but well kept garden. Great arrangements and a nice way to spend a couple hours outside. You can hike in the outlying areas of the park also.

1  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went to the San Luis Botanical Garden. We went mid week on a free entrance day. The botanical garden is in El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo. The botanical park was established October 22. 1994. Its a very pretty park. They also...More

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