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4 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in San Diego

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 28 October , 2020

The natural beauty of San Diego not only delights its residents, but people around the world. Visitors travel far and wide to see the parks, gardens, and other landscaping design of the greater North County area.

If you’re a San Diego native, you may have enjoyed these stunning parks more times than you can count. You have the opportunity to stroll through these stunning landscapes whenever you want! On the other hand, visitors to San Diego may need some recommendations on where to turn. If you’re a newcomer who wants to admire the natural beauty of San Diego, the gardens listed below are must-visit spots. We’ll see you there!

San Diego Botanic Garden

The landscape designers at the San Diego Botanic Garden are the best of the best. Need inspiration for your own garden design, or want to propose a few ideas to your landscape designer? Pay the San Diego Botanic Garden a visit.

They have more than a dozen gardens, each focused on a different type of plant life. Examples include:

  • Australian Garden
  • Bamboo Garden
  • Bird and Butterfly Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • South American Desert Garden

Each is a unique experience, featuring plants that are native to those areas. The San Diego Botanic Garden is so attractive that you may even come across a wedding taking place during your visit!

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is one of the most iconic places in all of San Diego. Known around the country for its extravagance and beauty, you can spend an entire day admiring the pristinely designed landscape surrounding you.

One of the most striking features in Balboa park is the Cada del Prado Theatre. This ornate building inside the park was featured in the movie Citizen Kane, in which its facade was used to represent the main character’s illustrious mansion.

Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden celebrates the relationship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama, Japan. The garden brings all the classic features of a traditional Japanese garden to California. The memorable garden design includes koi ponds, flowing streams, charming bridges, cherry blossom trees, bamboo plants, and more.

The Japanese Friendship Garden is a truly immersive experience, so much so that you might forget you’re in North County!

The Meditation Gardens at The Self Realization Fellowship

The Meditation Gardens at The Self Realization Fellowship are a striking place to visit. The gardens are located on the campus of a religious organization, but you don’t have to be a member to enjoy everything the gardens have to offer.

This fellowship embraces the value of quiet meditation and nature, which is reflected in the Meditation Gardens. There are colorful plants, nooks for quiet reflection, koi ponds to admire,and lush greenery. The most striking part of the Meditation Gardens is its stunning ocean view that you need to see to believe. These gardens are a soothing and tranquil spot to visit when you’re in the San Diego area.

The San Diego and North County area is filled with outstanding landscape design for all to experience. If you’ve been inspired by the incredible landscape design of these San Diego parks and want to take a bit home with you, reach out to us at Juniper! We can work together to make your outdoor space the garden of your dreams.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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