San Diego Botanic Garden FAQ |
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What are your hours?
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily
What is your admission fees?
Seniors (+60), students, active military $10
Children ages 3-12 $8
Members; children ages 2 & under FREE
*Members park free.
Prices and hours subject to change.
Free admission on the first Tuesday of every month!
San Diego Botanic Garden Goes Green
Carpool to San Diego Botanic Garden and Go Green. If you have 4 people or more in your car when you come to San Diego Botanic Garden we will waive the parking fee.
Electric Cars Park Free.Click Here For Details
Do you have wheel chairs available?
We only have one wheelchair available on a first come first served basis
at the Welcome Center.
We do not reserve them in advance.
Can I leave and come back in the same day?
Yes! Just keep your receipt and present it upon reentry.
Where are you located?
Where can I eat?
The Coffee Cart is open Daily from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
It is closed on Mondays and Fridays during the winter.
Refreshment offerings vary but usually include soda, lemonade, coffee, soft pretzels,
ice cream, hot dogs, chips, fruit, and muffins.
We have a limited number of picnic tables available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
These are located in the Eucalyptus Grove.
Do you have plants for sale?
Gift Shop & Nursery
The Gift Shop and Nursery are open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. To reach the gift shop or nursery,
call 760/ 436-3036 x208. San Diego Botanic Garden members receive a 10% discount on all gift shop or nursery purchases.
San Diego Botanic Garden Gift Shop and Nursery are staffed entirely by Docents and Volunteers and are open 7 days a week.
If you are a current volunteer interested in the Gift Shop and are able to volunteer at least 3-4 hours a month
please call 760/ 436-3036 x209Click Here For Details
Can I bring my pet?
No pets are allowed in the gardens.
Do you permit the use of tobacco products?
No smoking or tobacco products are allowed in the gardens.
Can I take photographs?
Personal Photography - allowed during public hours, free of charge.
The San Diego Botanic Garden is a wonderful place for photography and videography. The Garden is full of gorgeous and unique visual elements as well as mild temperatures and remarkable natural lighting. Any photographer, videographer or artist who intends to use images taken in the Garden for portraits, commercial, professional, advertising, or promotional purposes must complete a Photography and Filming Application, a Hold Harmless Agreement and submit the applicable fee payment; in commercial instances proof of liability insurance is also required. Without payment of the applicable fees and application approval it is strictly forbidden to sell or use images taken in the Garden for professional, commercial, advertising, or promotional activities, which include but are not limited to publishing; marketing; educational materials; products and retail merchandise; general and web advertising; broadcast; or any situation where the photographer is paid for the use of the image. Use of photos in these ways can result in the Garden taking legal action.Click Here For Details
Do you have lost and found?
Lost and Found is located at the Welcome Center. Please stop by or
call 760/ 436-3036 x207 if you believe you have left something in the garden.
Can I have my Child’s Birthday Party in the Garden?
Do you have jobs avaliable?
San Diego Botanic Garden is a unique and fulfilling environment in which to work. Although there are not many salaried position opportunities as the Garden is a nonprofit, there is always the opportunity to be involved through docent and volunteer programs.
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