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BALBOA PARK - San Diego, California.

Balboa Park

Name of Garden:
Balboa Park

History and Description:
Balboa Park is renowned for the lush landscaping and lovely gardens on its 1,200 acres, offering a magnificent backdrop for the cultural attractions and the Park was ranked among the Best Parks in the World by the Project for Public Places in 2003 (13 out of 24) for its mixture of horticulture and art and culture.

There are more than eight gardens in the Park, which include the lovely Alcazar Garden, the award-winning rose garden , the Japanese Friendship Garden, the desert garden and the historic Botanical Building. The City of San Diego's Park and Recreation Department manages and maintains the grounds of this spectacular public resource.

1549 El Prado,
Balboa Park,
San Diego, California, 92101.

Phone: (619) 239-0512

Admission and Hours:
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (with expanded hours in the summer).
Admittance to the Park itself is free, as is the Botanical Building and all the gardens.