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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

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What: Self-Guided Tour of San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
When: Open daily during daylight hours
Reservation Needed: No

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.

The mission of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is to display the diverse plant life of the Mediterranean climate zones of the world and to provide opportunities for education, recreation, conservation and research. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden will foster an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature, and will encourage a sense of stewardship toward the natural environment.

The Preview Garden is open to the public during daylight hours and admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The business office and gift shop are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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 San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

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


3450 Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 541-1400



  • Free Things To Do
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities
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