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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Address: 215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Beautiful little botanical walk

If you're seeking a meditation spot, it doesn't get better than this one . If you're into a short little nature walk- also excellent

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

If you're seeking a meditation spot, it doesn't get better than this one . If you're into a short little nature walk- also excellent

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place was truly beautiful. The love and peace in the air is undeniable! Come to meditate, or just to relax and watch the ocean, walk among the beautiful flowering plants and koi pond or to sit with a good book. The sound of the ocean and the buzz of hummingbirds and dragonflies and the smell of the beautiful flowers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoy a drive to Encinitas just to visit this place. The little koi pond and gardens are such a neatly kept hidden secret. Love spending an hour under the shady trees and quiet benches overlooking the beach. Always have beautiful healthy plants and gardens. It feels far better than visiting a botanical garden. There is absolute zen feel to... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My mom has been talking about this place since she was taken here by one of my aunts. We tried going there but it was closed. Then we figured out the hours. The place was nature-al! The kids love the kois and the trees and we all love the ocean view. Breath taking sceneries. I think the quietness welcomes calmness... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a free garden to visit and it does have some cool plants to see. They are extremely strict on their no photo policy and you must talk almost in a whisper or be reprimanded by security. Not a place for small children or loud teens. It also had a terrible smell, I am not sure why. Wouldn't go... More 

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perth, australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the opportunity to spend time in these immaculate gardens by the ocean in Encinitas. They truly are a labour of love and every moment I spent here is treasured. A very special place!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing place to spend wandering and watching the koi and insects. Lots of places to sit and meditate or just quietly enjoy

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san diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one of the nicest places to take anyone for a peaceful stroll. But remember it's closed on mondays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Serenity in the middle of chaos! The gardens are beautiful, cool and completely serene. Beautiful trees, flowers, fish ponds and the Pacific Ocean at its edge.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

It a quick and simple escape. You just walk in the gate and take the steps up the hill to your right. You'll find yourself in magnificent landscapes and koa ponds terraced up the hill. In a short walk you have ocean vistas. It a small area but its not for hiking its for contemplation, so take your time and... More 

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