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Balboa Park Gardens

Coordinates: 32°43′53″N 117°08′42″W / 32.7314°N 117.145°W / 32.7314; -117.145
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Balboa Park Gardens
The Botanical Building, Balboa Park
Balboa Park Gardens is located in San Diego
Balboa Park Gardens
Balboa Park Gardens
Balboa Park Gardens is located in California
Balboa Park Gardens
Balboa Park Gardens
Balboa Park Gardens is located in the United States
Balboa Park Gardens
Balboa Park Gardens
TypeBotanical garden
LocationBalboa Park, San Diego, California
Nearest citySan Diego, California
Coordinates32°43′53″N 117°08′42″W / 32.7314°N 117.145°W / 32.7314; -117.145
Area1,200 acres (490 ha)
Created1915 (1915)
StatusOpen year round
WebsiteBalboa Park Foundation
Desert Cactus Garden, Balboa Park

Balboa Park Gardens are cultivated areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.


There are multiple individual gardens throughout the park, including Alcazar Gardens, the Botanical Building and Reflecting Pool, the Cactus Garden, the Casa del Rey Moro Garden, the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden, the Marston House Garden, Palm Canyon, and Zoro Garden. In addition, the San Diego Zoo includes a noteworthy collection of plants.[1]


Balboa Park contains 350 species of plants on 1,200 acres (490 ha) of rolling hills and canyons, with approximately 1,500 trees. Many of the trees were selected and planted by horticulturalist Kate Sessions, often referred to as "the Mother of Balboa Park".

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Botanical Building at night
  1. ^ "San Diego Zoo Botanical Gardens". Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Retrieved 1 November 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Puplava, Kathy; Sirois, Paul (2001). Trees and Gardens of Balboa Park. City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department. pp. 107–117. ISBN 0-938711-73-3.

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