We are shining the spotlight on a great company this month in our “Companies That Care” segment. We are featuring the San Diego Botanic Garden, a local Encinitas garden that offers miles of trails, flowering trees, majestic plants and so much more.
Located 30 minutes north of San Diego, San Diego Botanic Garden is home to numerous exhibits, a tropical rainforest and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Visitors come from all over to visit this incredible place to admire the diverse world that has been cultivated and created. Along the paths at the San Diego Botanic Garden, you can see desert gardens, native plants to California, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent and herb gardens, Sub-Tropical fruit garden, palm canyon and native coastal sage natural areas, just to name a few!
The mission of the San Diego Botanic Garden is to inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature and we absolutely love this place! There is a feeling of relaxation and appreciation as you wander through the four miles of winding trails. It is a great spot to walk around and observe the thousands of plants that are native to Southern California. There are also markers along the paths for many of the plants and sculptures by contemporary artists. Be sure to check out the Pan-Tropical rainforest with a 60-foot waterfall! The diverse topography, with over 3,300 plant varieties, provides incredible microclimates that gives the visitor the option to go from tropical forest to desert, all within the 37 acres of the garden.
Photo courtesy of San Diego Botanical Garden
In June of 2007, the San Diego Botanic Garden opened the Hamilton Children’s Garden. Kids and adults love coming here to explore the largest interactive children’s garden on the West Coast.
The San Diego Botanic Garden also features classes, tours, bird watching and events. Don’t miss the next event at the San Diego Botanic Garden, the “Third Annual 5K PAW Walk in the Garden” on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Bring your pooch to help raise funds to support both the Coastal Humane Society and the San Diego Botanic Garden.
P.S. If you’re a local San Diego based company that has a passion for sustainability and giving back, we want to hear about it; learn more about “Companies That Care,” and feel free to contact us! Then tune in every month to see what San Diego business will be featured next.