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?
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 Garden Shops are open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. To reach The Garden Shops,
call 760/ 436-3036 x208. San Diego Botanic Garden members, can receive a 10-20% discount on most items.
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 of any kind are allowed in the Garden. However, Service Animals are allowed in the Garden..
Service Animal Policy:
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – “Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.” Please abide by these Service Animal policies in the Garden.
California state law prohibits leaving animals in any unattended motor vehicle. (California Penal Code Section 597.7). Guests are not allowed to bring their pets and leave them unattended in their vehicles at any time. All violators will be reported to the authorities and will result in expulsion from the Garden.
Do you permit the use of tobacco products?
San Diego Botanic Garden maintains a smoke-free environment. Smoking of any kind is not permitted, including electronic and vapor cigarettes.
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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For the convenience of our guests a complimentary public access wireless network is available in
San Diego Botanic Garden. No password needed, choose SDBG-Guest login.