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Built to display the diverse native plants and flowers of Mediterranean climates, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is a serene and relaxing spot for the whole family. As one of the best things to do in San Luis Obispo with family, the Botanical Garden is a can’t-miss attraction.


The mission of the SLO Botanical Garden is to maintain our connection to nature. If you are looking for a relaxing stroll among the plant life, or an educational experience for you and your family, then SLO Botanical Garden is a must-visit destination. SLO Botanical Garden serves the people of SLO and surrounding San Luis Obispo County with an opportunity to disconnect and be fully present among the beautiful plants that commonly grow in Mediterranean climate zones. The botanical garden plans to extend their breathtaking grounds to 150 acres of protected wildlife. With opportunities for education, recreation, conservation and research, the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden offers docent-led nature tours, activities for kids, a garden shop, educational gardening classes, a concert series and many other events for San Luis Obispo’s visitors to enjoy for free.

Weddings and Events at SLO Botanical Garden

Educational and fun, the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden provides endless events from bird walks, plant sales, an Earth Day Fest, and more. On the second Saturday of every month, enjoy educational programs for both adults and children, where speakers discuss a variety of topics with the goal of “education through exploration.” Stay up to date about all their classes and offerings by browsing their calendar of events.


Admission to San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

Admission to San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. You can buy tickets on their website, near the entrance of the gardens, or at the Gift Shop. Parking at El Chorro Regional Park is $3 April through September on weekends and holidays.


The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is open during daylight hours in El Chorro Regional Park. For seasonal hours, call Eve’s Garden Shop, Library offices, and the Oak Glen Pavilion (closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day).

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 541-1400 Fax: (805) 541-1466


The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Road on Highway 1 in El Chorro Regional Park, between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.