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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Kids’ Events

3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 541-1400 x.304



What: Educational Garden Activities for Children and Families
When: Year round
Reservation Needed: Yes, contact the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden at (805) 541-1400 ext. 304 or education@slobg.org to make arrangements. Thank you.

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

With a goal of "education through exploration," the Garden is dedicated to teaching children of all ages about the natural environment, rules of ecology, sustainability, where food comes from and how to eat healthfully. Our Children's Garden was built to work with nature to help conserve water and help plants grow properly. The entire garden is made of edible plants that can be used for medicinal teas, spices, or a side dish for dinner.

In additional to regular educational events designed for kids, the Garden also offers a Summer Camp, a library and school tours.

For a list of upcoming events, visit the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Kids' Events page. Past events for children have included:
*Kid's Earth Day Planting Party
*Garden Fresh Family Cooking
*Kid's Garden Candy
*Dream Catchers and Holiday Gifts
*Fall Harvest Fest
*Fall Planting Party
*Nature American Gardening!
*Colors of Nature: Plant Dyes

Gain a deeper connection on vacation through activities and charitable donation opportunities that protect wildlife, habitat, and cultural heritage sites.
This activity selection includes:
*A learning activity and/or outing
*An educational center
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.


  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities