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Desert Garden, San Diego

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#37 of 43 in Parks in San Diego
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4.6
  • In this part you can walk around and look at the different plants and flowers in the paths that wind around the area. A nice side trip to go from the heart of Balboa park. Free attraction.
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  • There are many very cool Southwest plants, succulents, cacti the size of trees all right next to a gorgeous rose garden, just across the street from the main area of Balboa Park. Definitely check out ...  more »
  • I didn't grow up near a desert and this garden was an incredible collection of desert plants that were already well established. My only negative comment would be the need to identify the plants. It w...  more »
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  • A desert in the city? Just amazing!
  • It was a visual spectacle comprised of every cactus imaginable. Sadly a majority of the plants were dying or vandalized.
  • The desert garden is a cool and unique place go walk around. The enormous cactus that's created a cave is really interesting. I'm glad the park has some regional horticulture.
  • Another wonderful spot in Balboa Park. Great for seeing all kinds of desert plants.
  • Well worth a quick walk across the street from the main attractions.

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