San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

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The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is exclusively devoted to the plants of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. As a non-profit botanical garden, our mission is to honor and preserve our connection with nature. Through our programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature, and encourages a sense of stewardship toward the natural environment. For more information visit us at


Open daily during daylight hours. The lower pathways are composed of decomposed granite and are designed to be ADA compliant. Some of the upper pathways are not. Dogs are allowed in the Garden on a leash and we ask that owners please pick up after their pets.


The office is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. The gift shop is open daily from 9AM- 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.


Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military (with ID) and free for children under 12 and Garden Members. Payment is accepted online, in the Gift Shop, or in the “iron ranger” near the entrance.


El Chorro Regional Park charges a $3 per vehicle admission fee on weekends and holidays from April through September.

Find other ways to connect while on your trip by learning more about our Stewardship Travel program.


3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 541-1400


  • Free Things To Do
  • Hikes, Guided Walks & Boardwalks
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Solo Travelers
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities