Explore the most popular trails in South Coast Botanic Garden with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

bird watching
1 month ago

The dry lake bed actually had water from the recent rain and aquatic birds were present. Weather was perfect.

walking
3 months ago

Nice garden for daily exercise and for kids. I go almost every day for exercise and quiet time. Used to be serene, but management wants to "improve" it. There is now way too much grass/tree cutting/chipping and chain sawing (so noisy on some days) and too many vehicles around and about. The name should be changed to South Coast Industrial Garden. But still a nice place to walk, particularly in the rain because the outer circular road (Tram Road) is paved. Good for kids - there's a Fairytale garden, sensory garden (smell and touch aromatic plants), Ficus forest and Koi pond.

This site was a public landfill years ago. Best repurposing ever.

Easy trail, great for a quick nature walks and to get kids used to hiking. Beautiful gardens beautiful Trees. Great for meditation.

Fun to see the seasons change in this garden walk! New blooms surprise and delight! Additional Trails cut through the conifer grove, or down by the soon-to-be restored duck pond. I like to return as the garden looks different each time.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Thanks to the All Trails app for introducing me to this gorgeous place! When I arrived, the ticket office attendant asked if I was there to do the Hidden Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt. I wasn't, but I decided to do it. Suuuuuper fun! You really see the place that way. A lot of love and care went into that.

Two things: somehow my phone led me to the back service entrance, and the cell reception was bad, so I had to guess my way around to the front entrance. Got there easily enough, though. Also, the price of admission was $9, which I thought was too high. If I lived closer, I'd be interested in buying a membership that they were advertising, because I want to go back SOON! I was only there about an hour, but I could spend weeks!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Good for all ages, lots of resting ares n shade. great garden!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

It was a nice time with my family. My children enjoyed the flowers and searching for the dry lake & creek. Wish they had more street signs. Great walk!

I've loved this garden since I was a child! It's a beautiful place to explore especially if you're looking for a short walk that's not strenuous.

walking
Friday, March 03, 2017

This is a great, all paved trail for people looking for a nice stroll, children, or elderly people. There are flowers from different landscapes along the way.

walking
Monday, February 13, 2017

It's nature, right in your backyard.
If you are looking for a gnarly trail to conquer, this isn't the place. But if you are looking for a pleasant nature walk, it's hard to beat, since it is but a mere 10-15 minute drive from home.
A terrific place to spend a couple of hours outside, without having to get all geared up.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

It would help to know the Ticket prices or Entrance fee listed on this App.

walking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Beautiful well kept!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Great trail and a beautiful garden. Lots of plants and trees and flowers. It's a nice and peaceful walk. They even have a gift shop and food trucks.

trail running
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nice short trail. Great for running!

walking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

It was beautiful throughout most of the garden and it was peaceful and quiet. I even had a picnic in there.However, there were a few spaces that were bare and dry and they looked unappealing. But, I would recommend it to anybody who wants a calm relaxing hike or walk.

hiking
Friday, April 24, 2015

I couldn't wait more to get a membership at the gate, on my first visit. and it's worth the money I spent. very beautiful. Now I can't wait to go back again.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Such a beautiful garden! Plenty of trails to wander through and things to see! I will absolutely return if I have the
Chance.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Nice trail, beautiful flowers, and trees.

walking
2 months ago

Monday, November 27, 2017

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