The san diego zoo botanical collection is internationally with more than 4 500 species of plants. Prized collections include orchids cycads fig trees palms and coral trees.
There are multiple individual gardens throughout the park including alcazar gardens the botanical building and reflecting pool the cactus garden the casa del rey moro garden the inez grant parker memorial rose garden the japanese friendship garden the marston house garden palm canyon and zoro garden in addition the san diego zoo includes a noteworthy collection of plants.
San diego botanic garden balboa park. The view of the botanical building with the lily pond and lagoon in the foreground is one of the most photographed scenes in balboa park and a must see destination in san diego. Sweet smelling roses towering trees acres of grass prickly cacti with beautiful blooms brightly colored water lilies and lotus blossoms and outstanding orchids all shine. Since 1962 the san diego botanical garden foundation has been a gardening leadership organization and a home for member floral and garden groups in balboa park.
Prized collections include orchids cycads fig trees palms and coral trees. Where culture science and nature collide balboa park is home to more than 16 museums multiple performing arts venues lovely gardens trails and many other creative and recreational attractions including the san diego zoo. Built for the 1915 16 exposition along with the adjacent lily pond and lagoon the historic building is one of the largest lath structures in the world.
The american association of museums has accredited it since 1993 as a botanical garden. Perfect for sitting in the shade of a century old tree or relaxing on a bench watching butterflies balboa park has lush unique landscaped gardens from end to end. Balboa park s botanical building and gardens.
Balboa park s gorgeous gardens offer a peaceful respite including the japanese friendship garden palm canyon and the inez grant parker rose gardens. Balboa park s botanical building and gardens restoration project phase 2 december 2019 conservancy donated the 60 construction documents to the city of san diego may 2020 city of san diego released the request for qualifications. Since 1993 the american association of museums has accredited it as a botanical garden.
San diego zoo botanical collection. Its members host floral exhibitions classes and educational programs free to the public. The garden s 37 acres include more than 4 000 plant species and varieties gardens representing 15 different regions of the world 12 demonstration gardens and natural habitat preserves.
Welcome to balboa park. The memorial botanical library is open to the public for research. The san diego zoo botanical collection is internationally known with more than 4 500 species of plants.
With a mediterranean type climate practically frost free winters and warm summer temperatures san diego botanic garden has perhaps the mildest climate of any west coast public garden.