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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

3450 Dairy Creek Rd, El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7606
+1 805-546-3501
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Pleasant

Very pleasant place to visit. My wife was skeptical but pleasantly surprised. Reflects volunteer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Angeles
,
Burien, Washington
An enjoyable Sunday stroll

This was our first visit here and we enjoyed our Sunday afternoon stroll through the garden. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jon R
,
San Luis Obispo, California
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Learn about plants and ecosystems of five Mediterranean climate zones, from California and Chile to Australia and South Africa.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
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3450 Dairy Creek Rd, El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7606
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very pleasant place to visit. My wife was skeptical but pleasantly surprised. Reflects volunteer efforts and is well maintained with all the flowers clearly labeled.

Thank Angeles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit here and we enjoyed our Sunday afternoon stroll through the garden. We picked up one of the self-guided tour maps but found it to be more confusing than helpful. We finally set it aside and walked our way through the...More

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowledge of the San Luis Botanical Garden was scarce. A friend of mine who lived in SLO for 6 years, and is interested in gardening, said he never knew this existed. The place itself was kind of hard to find in the larger El Chorro...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

A very sweet garden, it's a nice respite from a busy day of sightseeing in the area. Across the street is a large park, a better place to go with little ones, who really don't tend to care about botanical gardens (and when others do...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

My family had a good time exploring the botanical garden while I was attending a meeting. They saw many interesting plants and several small lizards. They would enjoy going back another time.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

full system park creek picknik tables right off higway brown signs between morro bay pismo beach ca.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is an ongoing project which will be interesting to see how it develops. It is laid out in regions of the world with plants native to those areas. There is also an interesting "fire" garden planted with plants less likely to ignite and laid...More

Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a relaxing walk through the garden. When I went it was just an egret and I enjoying the serenity.

Thank Mary Z
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

My husband and I like to steal away here and have a nice picnic for the day. The last time we went last month the gate lady was talking to someone for about 15 minuets so we got ired of waiting and went someplace else....More

Thank Jeffrey G
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

OK this isn't the biggest botanical garden but it has a vision. You'll find some very unique plants here. They are developing the area with some nice walking trails, and "discovery" hikes that go uphill into some of the many acres. Cool sculptures, as well...More

Thank marros1960
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