Explore Gardens

Perfect for sitting in the shade of a century-old tree, or relaxing on a bench watching butterflies, Balboa Park has lush, unique, landscaped, gardens from end to end.  Sweet-smelling roses, towering trees, acres of grass, prickly cacti with beautiful blooms, brightly-colored water lilies and lotus blossoms, and outstanding orchids all shine thanks to San Diego's climate.  Come and find a spot to relax and have a picnic, or take a brisk walk through a landscaped garden designed decades ago by some of the original founders of Balboa Park.