El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, CA

About this station

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is the Gem of the Morros, a one of a kind garden dedicated to honoring and preserving our connection with nature.

We’re passionate about connecting people with the plants that have shaped human endeavors and cultures for generations. Our Preview Garden is a great place to see the exquisite plant life of the five major mediterranean climate zones while our nursery sells these same beautiful, drought tolerant plants. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and its facilities are dedicated to the education, research, and celebration of horticulture, and sustainability is our highest priority. The Oak Glen Pavilion combines art and sustainability, a perfect rental space to host your special events among the gorgeous botanical scenery!

The current gardens and facilities cover six of the 150 acres that will be developed in years to come. Our award-winning design features plans for 50 miles of paved trails, cafes, a 3,000 seat amphitheater, and more gardens! We are privately funded and rely entirely on the generosity of our visitors, donors, and members. Become a member today to receive benefits like 10% off all plants in our nursery! Perfect for our annual plant sales in March and October.

Our magnificent San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is open during daylight hours, ADA compliant, and a unique attraction for kids and adults alike. We invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible diversity of plant life.