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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084-5249
+1 760-945-3954
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A must see botanical garden. Surprising. Large. Quiet. An amazing view.

This place doesn't seem to come up in most CA botanical garden listings. But it should be near the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Becky208
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Boise, Idaho
A hidden treasure

This garden is Vista’s secret! Located at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, this garden... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Kenneth C. B
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1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084-5249
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+1 760-945-3954
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place doesn't seem to come up in most CA botanical garden listings. But it should be near the top. I think I actually saw it in Edible San Diego. Anyway, this beautiful sanctuary of a botanical garden is a must see. I took a...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This garden is Vista’s secret! Located at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park, this garden is full of fun and beauty for all ages! It has a newly added Discovery Trail where children of all ages can learn about plant life! The...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Great garden to see many wonderful plants and sculptors. Definitely grab a map and then just let the kids wonder. You can spend several hours here.

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

I've been twice and I love to see the different plants and statues. It is hot in the summer so wear something cool. They did have a unattended suggested donation box of 5.00. Its worth it to me. Very relaxing and I never saw other...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

The botanical gardens is really nice. But what made the visit the most enjoyable was the artwork. There are many statues and things. And there are enough little places that you can feel alone in the park.

Thank Eric Y
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is great spot. Lovely gardens. Lots of art and features to discover. A $5 donation in requested which you place in a lock box. I believe the garden is not government funded and is volunteer run so I'm happy to contribute to the upkeep....More

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a place to amble along the walks that take you to lovely vistas and different gardens. It is easy to spend an hour or so just walking the trails.

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Came here with my Grandson and had fun exploring the area. Vista is Spanish for view and this garden does not disappoint. It offers great views of the mountains and other areas. Come during the morning or late afternoon for cooler weather.

Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed June 11, 2016

Check out Alta Vista Gardens sometime. It needs a lot of work, but has some cool features. Great just to walk around.

Thank Lori B
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

The Alta Vista Gardens is a delightful garden for children of all ages to enjoy. The music garden is a favorite with creatively constructed instruments. We love the beautiful koi fish pond covered in lily pads. The near by table and chair are ideal for...More

Thank Deanine D
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