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Explore the San Diego Botanic Garden, Virtually!

The Botanic Garden is one of San Diego’s most beloved attractions. For decades, the grounds have welcomed visitors with beautiful, exotic plant species. It has also developed into a center for conservation, education, and community.

Now, you can experience the grounds with a virtual tour of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Here are three ways to experience the gardens from the comfort of our Mission Valley apartments:

What’s in Bloom

One thing that keeps the botanic garden so popular is its rotating display of seasonal plants. Thanks to their What’s in Bloom page, you can see them virtually at any time of year. Here, you’ll get familiar with each species’ bloom schedule and enjoy plenty of fun facts, like how the Aechmea bromeliad is closely related to pineapples.

Virtual Classes 

While taking a San Diego Botanic Garden virtual tour, check out the many classes available online. Topics range from the educational to the practical to the artistic. Previous classes have taught native plant gardening, air plant care, printmaking with leaves, and artistic floral vase arrangements. You’ll be sure to find something fascinating, so be sure to check their schedule frequently.


SDBG’s YouTube channel is the perfect way to get to know both the plants and the people behind the garden. You’ll find many videos of the charming staff describing their favorite plants. You can also watch special features, like yoga classes and highlights from the garden’s storied history. 

After enjoying a virtual tour of the garden, explore even more nature with animal cams from the San Diego Zoo.

If you’re looking for a new place to call home, consider the pet-friendly apartments at West Park. Contact us today to find out more and to schedule a virtual tour.

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