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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
+1 760-753-2888
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Relaxing and beautiful!

My family and I have visited the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Carol H
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Encinitas, California
Well deserving of first place!

Based on its listing at the top of Encinitas things to do my wife and I went to the Meditation... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Henry D
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Fountain Valley, California
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My family and I have visited the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens a number of times. It is free to walk the relaxing and beautiful gardens. Since the gardens are build on a hillside, you must be able to navigate a slope and...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Based on its listing at the top of Encinitas things to do my wife and I went to the Meditation Gardens on Monday and found it closed. We returned Tuesday and were glad we had taken the trouble. As many others have noted this is...More

Thank Henry D
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

There is nowhere else like this in terms of peace and beauty. Walk around the gardens a bit, and then sit and think for a while, -- it will do you good.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stopped at the Self-Realization Fellowship on a Monday and were told it was closed for maintenance on Mondays. This made sense to us...but we asked so many "out of towner" questions that the guard asked if we were, in fact, not from the area....More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I fell in love with Meditation Gardens immediately when we walked through the gate and were greeted with the aroma of jasmine, lavender and many other plant botanicals. I value aromatherapy so I appreciated the aroma from the plant botanicals. I thought the little ponds...More

Thank Ladee_t0720
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

These gardens have an incredible variety of flowers and trees, plus breathtaking views of the ocean. Whether you visit for its beauty, to meditate or to see the koi ponds, you won't be disappointed.

Thank McS_M60
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We came here as an alternative to the beaches directly below the cliffs, as the temps were uncommonly hot. There were a few benches located in the shade, not as many as I had hoped, but the walk through the gardens was very enjoyable. The...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The meditation gardens are just a beautiful and relaxing way to get away from the busy world. Parking is a bit tricky to find (we got lucky with a spot on the street) and the hours aren't always convenient but the effort is worth it....More

Thank williephips
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

A little piece of tranquility and paradise. Always look forward to visiting when in San Diego. The flowers and views of the ocean to second to none. 🕉☯️

Thank heidi874
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The SRC mediation gardens are beautiful. Lush, serene, and inviting. An oasis with ocean views, flowing water, ponds of colorful fish and inviting places that beckon you to stop, look, listen and admire the surroundings. If your purpose is finding a quiet place for mediation...More

Thank NANCY M
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jvs80904
1 April 2018|
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Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed this property |
Oh... there is some confusion here. The SRF gardens are not large at all, very pretty indeed, but they are maybe just a couple of acres. However, the San Diego Botanical Gardens are quite large, 37 acres. It think it might... More
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ldydisilva
3 February 2018|
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Response from AlaskaMarion | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to visit the gardens. As for the best time of year, I have been there in October as well as January and February. Each time I have visited, there have been flowers in bloom. Much care goes into maintaining... More
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Golf4b
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Mondays. If you Google 'SRF meditation gardens opening hours' you'll get a link to the website with the opening hours for the gardens. There is a retreat center attached to it, but you have to be a member of... More
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