San Diego Botanic Garden is just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego in Encinitas, California.
It covers approximately 35 acres at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, which runs parallel to Interstate 5 between Encinitas Blvd and Leucadia Blvd.
Coming from the South:
Take I-5 North
exit Encinitas Boulevard and turn right (heading east) (0.5 miles)
turn left on Quail Gardens Drive (0.3 miles)
the entrance to the Gardens will be on your left
Coming from the North:
Take I-5 South
exit Leucadia Boulevard and turn left (heading east) (0.5 miles)
turn right on Quail Gardens Drive (1 mile)
the entrance to the Gardens will be on your right
Using Public Transportation:
Visit the North County Public Transportation District website to plan your trip: http://www.gonctd.com
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).
All passenger busses are welcome to enter the Garden through the main gate at 230 Quail Gardens Drive. For over-Length busses (40 feet or greater) please call in advance so we can facilitate your arrival (760) 436-3036 ext. 207. Map Quest Link
Electric Cars park free.
Electric vehicle charging stations are located in the Hamilton Children’s Garden parking lot.
Hours of Operation 9a – 4p.
To use: Please use main entrance to notify the Welcome Center attendant that you wish to charge your vehicle. They will open the Hamilton Children’s Garden parking lot for you. Thank you for going green!
Photo Courtesy of Gene Dolphin
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